My daughter, who is very very artistic introduced me to bullet journaling probably this time last year. In fact, she actually made a hand stitched journal as a part of her GCSE Art project, but I didn’t really take it all on board. At the time I was working two part time, but very demanding Accounting/Finance Manager jobs. Balancing work with all of the other home stuff from running a home, and having 3 older children and all of the stuff that comes with children, became harder and harder until I started to worry that I would end up dropping all of the balls I was juggling. Again she mentioned bullet journaling, but it wasn’t until I watched some YouTube and read up on blogs/pintrest – mainly by the brilliant Boho Berry – that I decided to give it a try. It completely revolutionised how I work. I was able to keep to do lists for both jobs and also keep future logs (so I knew where I got to with the deadlines) for both of my jobs – I could note all the important dates and also use it to doodle (very badly) in….. I will get out my old bullet journal and do a review post on it at some stage….
…..I have since moved into a Filofax bullet journal – to be honest there are pro’s and cons with a Filofax over a normal journal – I love the fact I can insert extra pages or rip things out if they just do not work out how I want them to. But it is big and wouldn’t fit in a large handbag. I struggle to get paper for it without paying over the odds, so I end up printing off and making my own….cutting it down and hole punching is another faff!! But I think I do love it. I would love to try a LEUCHTTURM1917 that so many of the other bullet journallers use. But for now I am building on my stationery supplies, so its been a case of affordability over everything else. For those interested, I mainly use friction pens at the moment as you can rub out those little mistakes (like writing Thursday instead of Tuesday which is a common mistake I make!!)
Here is one of my dailies from March – I tend to go more functional, but try to add a bit of colour every now and then – mainly if I get time.
This month I was going to do a fancy spread of all of my April set up, but to be honest as always life has got in the way (and I have been “too tired to”) so for now I have a title page and my goals. I am doing dailies but have left space for a cleaning log and habit tracker. I am also intending to practice my handwriting so there will (at some point) be a page for that too.
Anyway for now here is a couple of pages to wet your appetite and hopefully more will follow over the next week or so!