It’s no secret that I’m obsessed with planners. As a Type A, slightly neurotic student/now-blogger, I have to have something in front of me to keep track of both major assignments and events, as well as menial day-to-day to-do lists. Over the years, I’ve gone through my fair share of planner varieties: Lilly Pulitzer, Kate Spade, Erin Condren, Day Designer, you name it. However, for 2017, I started a new form of planning: the bullet journal.
So what’s a bullet journal?
A bullet journal is essentially what you make of it. You start with a blank notebook, and draw your own pages. People generally start with a table of contents, then progress to other important pages like a yearly overview. From there, you can set up your planner scheme to work with what you want it to achieve. For example, in keeping with my New Year’s resolution, I’ve sketched out a bookshelf to track the books that I read this year. It’s a fantastic system because you really get to pick and choose what organizational elements you want to use, and it’s an all-in-one resource for all those random lists you might normally just write on scrap paper (and inevitably lose track of).
If you’re interested in starting a bullet journal, I’ve included some pictures of my general layout as inspiration – I’ll probably include some updates throughout the year as I learn what methods work best for me.
I love your bullet journal I have always wanted to do one of these. I think they are so creative and cute. I loveee the bookshelf you made that is such a cute idea!
Kelsey | petiteinherpearls.blogspot.com
Thanks! The bookshelf is definitely my favorite page. 🙂
Your bullet journal is 5 million times nicer than mine was. So cute. I ended up getting a regular journal this year & I’m loving it! :]
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Thank you! I’m glad you love your journal – it’s all about finding something that works for you!
Ok this is the coolest thing ever. I love the bookshelf page the best! Getting to color in the books really would help me want to read more!
Love your blog 🙂
Davina | http://treasureandtaupe.com/
Coloring in the bookshelf is probably my favorite thing about my bullet journal – it’s really a great feeling!