I have drooled over gorgeous Bullet Journal setups on YouTube and Instagram for months, well years now. Today I finally took the plunge and started to dip my toe into Bullet Journals.
Mine is not a traditional bullet journal, being heart-shaped. Or indeed a traditional bullet journal set up -given that I am not including any weekly or daily spreads or to do lists.
I am a Bullet Journal Rebel!
I have a journal and a planner. Both of which I am happy with. BUT the creative side and endless list options of the Bullet Journal have appealed to me for ages. Before the advent of Pinterest, I had a creative outlet. In my job as a Wedding Planner, many of my designers and thoughts were drawn [rather crudely, I’m no artist], but Pinterest and Instagram have made the need to draw obsolete. Ideas are easily and more speedily available. And so my non-artistic skills are even non-existent than before.
This is why for me the Bullet Journal is more about the creativity and colour… although I find, after setting up a basic set up today that I am going to have to practice even the most basic of ‘colouring in’ skills! It’s amazing what becomes difficult when you no longer do it.
Watch me set up my Bullet Journal below:
In the video below I share with you why and how I set up my Journal and talk about the book The 365 Bullet Guide* that helped and inspired many of the spreads I chose.
What Spreads do you use?
As I mention in the video this notebook is only going to last me about 8 months at most. Less if I add more and more spreads… which is possible!! What Bullet Journal spreads do you love and use? Let me know in the comments below.
I’m a total novice to Bullet Journaling as I am sure you’ve quickly realised so I’d love to hear from you and learn more!! If you’re a big bullet journaler and share ideas on Instagram and YouTube do pop your links in the comments so that we can all check you out!
I will do a flip through of my Bullet Journal in a month or two when it’s more decorative and used 🙂
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