For those of you who do not know, a bullet journal is a customizable journal used to try to better organize one's life. Essentially, blank slates just waiting to be made into something wonderful. I have seen many bullet journals and always been intrigued by the idea, but thought it would be too time consuming. I was wrong.
Last year, I watched two friends working on their beautiful bullet journals, and it inspired me to give it a try. I envied the creative time they were putting into these journals that they then used as planners.
Tossing my fear aside, I began looking for a bullet journal. The options were overwhelming. I ended up selecting a simple journal with an elephant engraved on the cover. Simple but elegant. Waiting for my journal to arrive is when I realized that this would be more than a creative endeavor. I had just found a way to de-stress this summer.
Some people journal as they go, but I decided to set up my journal this summer so that I can use it as a planner once school starts. Pinterest became my friend, and the endless ideas and possibilities no longer overwhelmed me, but excited me.
Finishing my first weekly layout felt amazing. I felt accomplished that I had created something beautiful yet practical. I have been working on a page or two a day and am still loving every moment of it. I take my time, and if I am not feeling inspired, I wait until another day.
The extra pages allow for even more creativity. From scheduling and cleaning to movies to watch, the extra pages can be anything. These pages have been challenging but also some of the most fun pages to create.
Getting to be creative has truly made me happy. I have the freedom to design this journal however I want. From layout to color, power is at my fingertips.
Bullet journaling is not for everybody, but for me it changed my life for the better. I cannot wait to keep working on it, and I hope you will be inspired to give bullet journaling a try.