It’s been a while and turns out that since the last post, my one year bullet journal anniversary has come and gone! I started my first actual bullet journal on September 20th 2016 (I had dabbled with the system before but never actually stuck to it). Don’t worry, I am didn’t actually celebrate the fact that I was able to keep up with the planning system for an entire year but I did think that this would be a good time to reflect on my experience with it and show you how my style has progressed (spoiler alert! It has progressed A LOT)
So let’s start at the beginning. I have used a planner since I was around 9 years old (even though I didn’t really know how to use one) and I have since grown very accustomed to the regular planner system. But I have made to do lists for as long as I can remember and I just never felt like I had enough space to incorporate them into that routine. I also found that a lot of paper would go wasted during the holidays as I didn’t have homework to plan. I fixed this problem by personalising my planners with pictures of all the things that I loved (as you can see on the pictures below, I only loved bands). This made me enjoy the process of planning even more and you will find that I’ve incorporated this style into my bullet journal as well.
Fast forward a couple of years to college, I realized that I had more need for freedom in my planner system and decided to try out a bullet journal.
And I have to tell you, it wasn’t love at first try. I used a simple lined notebook and I found the lines way too constricting for my taste. And so… I quit. But don’t worry cause a year later I decided to give it another go, which is hen I bought my Leuchtturm 1917! (Yes, I am the most generic bullet journaler out there and I use a black A5 dotgrid Leuchtturn 1917) The dotted pages work so much better for my needs and I fell in love with the system (it hasn’t been all roses and sunshine but we’ve had a pretty solid relationship). At first I kind of copied what everyone else was doing cause I didn’t know where to start, but eventually I grew into my own style and I am pretty happy with how my spreads look these days (most of the time…). Looking back I can really tell that I didn’t come up with the first spreads in my journal cause they’re very unlike me. But as you can see in the video below, the more recent pages show a bit more of me and are kind of a more advanced version of my earlier planners.
I really hope you enjoyed reading about my bullet journal experience, I would love to hear about yours, if you have a bullet journal! Or about the planner system that you use (I am a planner and stationary geek so feel free to ramble ;))
Also, please let me know if you like blog posts / videos about my journal cause I never know whether people will actually enjoy these types of post since this is more of a bookblog.
Lots of Love,
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