You have no idea how long I have fought the urge, battled the peer pressure and just plain ignored bullet journals. Being as obsessed with stationary as I am, I knew no good could come of it; I was right. Today marks the third day of my bullet journaling existence and already I’m obsessed. My head right now is a mess of New Girl, Peron, my blog, tea and bullet journaling.
For those of you who don’t know what a bullet journal is, it’s simply a notebook in which you add anything and everything you want. It’s purpose is to help organise your life and to be as satisfying as waking up early only to realise you have a day off work.
Being the perfectionist I am, I was a little scared of starting a bullet journal, knowing that the structureless element that has everyone getting their knickers in a twist over, would maybe tip me over the edge. What if I forget to put a page at the front where I want it and have to shove it in the back? What if the colours seep through the paper and then I can’t read a god damn thing I wrote. All these thoughts swirled around my head, keeping me awake at night. I would get my bullet journaling fix on pinterest before closing the screen and running to my work bag to grab my beautifully structured schedule. But it wasn’t enough.
I needed to start a bullet journal.
Hopping on a tram after work, I headed to the shopping arcade in Nagasaki city and made my way to Ishimaru, the god of all stationary shops. I spent a lot of time and even more money on the perfect tools to make the best bullet journal, the best there ever was. To make the best bullet journal is my real quest, to- Oh wow I really need to stop thinking about Pokemon Go.
Anyyyyway, I finally decided on a black soft cover Moleskine and some pastel Stabilo pens. So far I’ve only got a few basic pages down and I’m still thinking way to hard on the layout, but I’m loving it. It’s been really great with helping me relax and is a wonderfully personal creative outlet.
The next page I decided to do was a habit tracker! I Know it looks a little bit messy and the colours are everywhere, but I think it’s a really good way to keep track of what you’re up to during the month. Plus, it’s kinda fun to have an excuse to colour in!!
This one was inspired by the #PFSixwordchallenge, an amazing idea by the talented Megan from Pageflutter.com that forces you to open your mind and create a story with merely six words. As you can see I haven’t filled them all in yet as I’m waiting for the right words to come to me. I really enjoy this idea though and will definitely be doing it again in August.
A little something extra
I really have the entire blogging community to thank for inspiring me to start a bullet journal, and for helping me take the first steps. So, in the spirit of creativity and bullet journaling, here are a few links to some blog posts that really inspired me. I also have an endless cavern of resources over on my >> Bullet Journal Pinterest Board << if you want a take a look there too.
I hope you all enjoyed this blog, I really had a great time writing. Good luck with yourBullet Journal journeys be they new, ongoing or a far off dream. Until next time ❤︎❤︎