Trying to get started with planning? This is my crash course. This is predominantly about the bullet journal approach to planning, but does have small introductions to other techniques. Enjoy my throw back pictures to the beginning of my bujo!
I'd like to share what I've learned through my first big 'plan break' since I've started bullet journaling in late August '16: try to do something in it each day, even if it's writing a sentence, checking off something, migrating something, writing a quick note. When I first found bullet journaling, one of my concerns was that I wouldn't STICK to it.
If you're over the politics that's fine, I get it, ignore this post. I will say, this is not about politics, this is about civil rights. I've been through a lot of down and up since Tuesday and it's amazing how much I've learned about myself and other people in that time. I'm grateful for my ability to communicate in a clear and concise manner. I'm grateful that most of the time I am able to stay level headed and stay open minded.
Happy Fountain Pen Day! I find it truly ironic that I had no idea it was today and I got my first fountain pen YESTERDAY! The universe is so funny and awesome. I decided to give my thoughts on fountain pens. I'm a beginner and had huge misconceptions about them. I'm not an expert trying to bullshit you into buying stuff from my store. I promise you when I tell you I bought my first pen yesterday.
So, I have been in the process of sketching out my week for next week. My brain still hasn't adjusted to the Leuchtturm. It seemed like it took a long time to plan it out. In reality it probably didn't. My struggle is figuring out what to put in my weekly since I have so much space now.
I was originally going to wait until January to start in a Leuchtturm, but I started realizing that some of my brush pens (particularly Tombows) did some weird stuff with the paper in my Moleskine. So although I'm a hearty 60 pages into my Moleskine I decided it would be a good investment to get a Leuchtturm. I even decided to do my Leuchtturm collection in rainbow! I can't wait to have a collection on a shelf... I guess I need to invest in a shelf!
Today for the #rockyourhandwriting challenge the prompt is 'Your favorite paper'. I'm not big into stationary (yet?!) and I'm not real good with artistic things that require good paper. My mind immediately went to origami. Origami is a huge hobby of mine -- it waxes and wanes -- but it's always in my heart and my brain remembers the 'language' as soon as I have a piece of paper in my hands.
Anything you have really wanted to include throughout your journal? In the beginning of my journey I was very obsessed with circles and rainbows. I love the look but it takes so much time. Today I am working...
What?! I started my Instagram for bullet journaling two weeks ago and have 87 followers! I'm so excited, honestly. I'm not naive... I know some of them are just following for the follow back. But a lot of them are genuine followers and that makes me happy.
When I stumbled upon the bullet journal system I was very confused by what I saw. The terms, the concepts, all of it. The definitions that are out there aren't wrong... it's just hard to grasp if you're not part of it. So I'll try to define the system as a whole and then introduce the usual ideas...