I’ve always been big into planners, and I’ve even kept some dating all the way to my high school years. Okay, maybe I don’t have many appointments, any meetings, or real hardcore deadlines, but I’ve got things to do. I like to organize my days.
Last year I learned about Bullet Journaling (also known as BuJo) and I’ve been wanting to try it and see if it’s a good fit for me, so I’m going to attempt it for 2020. I will update this post as I journey through Bullet Journaling and hopefully post some of my own spread examples as time goes on.
What planner did you invest in last year (2019)?
Last year I invested in the Passion Planner. I learned about it from another Instagrammer and decided to try it.
I managed to use it throughout the whole year, but realized halfway through that it wasn’t for me. I am passionate and have goals that I’d like to achieve, but not in the way that the Passion Planner encourages and is set up. Also, I don’t necessarily “work” or have a business, and I felt that this planner was for someone who had more than just family on their plate. I currently do not.
Why Bullet Journaling this next year?
My day to day doesn’t quite remain consistent and neither do the projects or tasks that I pick up. Also, what I need to accomplish and make note of won’t all fit the way I need it to in a traditional planner. With BuJo, I can customize my days and make it…well, mine.
As parents, I think expressing and exploring our creative side is just as important as encouraging our children to discover their own creativity. With Bullet Journaling, you have the freedom to set goals according to your own needs while including the projects and tasks important to you. The set up is ultimately up to you and you can even keep this as a journal. Something wonderful to look back on and watch how you’ve grown for years to come!
What materials did you purchase to get started and for how much?
I invested in the dotted notebook by JARBO from Amazon for 1/4 the price of more expensive bullet journals.
As for writing, I’m using pens and markers that I already have available at home. I am using pens like these. I’m not yet ready to invest in new pens when I’m not sure if this is something I’d stick with just yet. I’m taking it slow. I’m also using the markers from IKEA you’d find in the children’s section. I recommend those particular markers for children and adults alike.
Can you recommend more information regarding Bullet Journaling?
Here are some links that you may find helpful (click on the links to access the content):