Entering the World of Bullet Journaling
I am obsessed with stationery. It is definitely a weakness of mine. I can not resist a gorgeous new notepad, and then of course I have to get a nice new pen to write in the gorgeous new notepad with and so on and so on. Consequently, I have ended up with lots of random notebooks and I can never remember which one I wrote that important note in.
So to solve this problem, I got another notepad.
However this one is in the form of a bullet journal. Yes, I’m jumping on the bullet journaling bandwagon. Does this make me an official blogger now?
Seriously though this is a really clever concept. My friend introduced me to it after watching Lily Pebbles’ video about her journal, and now I am hooked. So we both decided to start one.
I got the Leuchtturm 1917 Bullet Journal Notebook. I wanted it in the colour emerald, but that proved a popular choice as it was sold out everywhere, so I decided to settle for black and jazz it up with a motivational quote. I am actually very pleased with how it turned out.
So what the hell is a bullet journal I hear you ask? Well, it is basically a notepad that allows you to have the freedom to do whatever you want with it. It comes with an index at the start, which is probably that most important part so you can keep organised and know what is on each page. It also has page numbers, which is SO helpful, because who has time to number every page themselves?! The one I got has dotted pages. I have always wondered what is the point of dotted pages, but honestly in the world of stationery, it is life changing. It is way less restricting than lines, so you can doodle, write whatever way you like e.c.t but when drawing tables and things it works as a guide so you can keep neat. So dotted pages are definitely the way forward for me. Mind. Blown.
I got lost in the world of bullet journaling. There are SO many amazing Instagram accounts and YouTube videos, and of course Pinterest is full of inspo, but it can be a little overwhelming. How am I going to set up my pages? It got quite confusing, but you have to just ask yourself what you want out of a notepad, and cater it to that. I’m going to make mine into a weekly planner, with pages for social media and blog statistics, for example. I also want to improve my hand lettering this year, so this is hopefully a way of me doing that if I’m going to be writing in it almost everyday.
I’m interested to see where I go with my bullet journal; I’m looking forward to getting creative with it and have one place for everything. I’m going to try my hardest not to get too OCD with it, and not spend ages on one page, but I’m not making any promises. I’ll report back at the end of the year to see if it worked, and if I am going to continue bullet journaling.
If you are a stationery geek like me and are interested in joining the party, I’d recommend watching Lily Pebbles’ video here, she is able to explain the whole concept in way more detail than I can.
If any of you reading this have already started one or are going to start one I’d love to know how you are finding it!
Lots of love,