Let’s talk bullet journals! They have been around for a year or two now. And they have intrigued me from the first time I saw one appear on my Pinterest feed. I never sat down to fill out my own though. I’m a traditionalist and this new way of doing things just seemed a bit off at first. So I tried different ways of getting organised. I failed every single time. I kept loosing myself in the now and kept forgetting of what was still to come and how quickly the future would be there with its horrible deadlines. Yikes.
Until this January. I had just finished a horrible semester full of badly made assignments, bad tests, procrastination and my first missed deadline. I NEEDED to try something new. So, after my last exam, I made my way into town and bought myself a Moleskin notebook. Watch the video at the bottom of the article to see how it turned out.
What’s a bullet journal?
Bullet journals aren’t your everyday journals. Simply said, they are a bunch of to do list ranging from general (larger time frame) to extremely specific (small time frame). All these list are intertwined. This makes it possible to complete very specific to do lists, without losing track of the bigger picture.
Where do they come from?
History! 😀 Ryder Caroll, digital product designer and New Yorker extraordinaire, invented the bullet journal. His family and friends were always fascinated by the way he journaled. So, one day when he found the time, he sat down and designed a system that is easy to personalise and therefore would work for anyone.
Who are they for?
Anyone! But especially for those people who have a lot going on in their lives and want one place to bring those things together. A bullet journal helped me spread my time between school, blogging, vlogging, family and work. I even found a way to make some time for myself.