After nearly a year using a Moleskine Bullet Journal, I’m taking a step back and returning to a more traditional planner format. Watch the video to find out why I made the switch.
Another month, another bujo spread! 🙂
My spreads keep changing, but that’s what I love about this method—the ease and adaptability. Take a peek inside my February spread, along with some reflections on last month’s spread, and an intro to my new day log (who am I kidding? It’s a diary. Long story, but one that I hope to share soon).
Keep an eye out for the promised closet tour next Friday.
So I started my bullet journal at the beginning of September, mostly because I think I’m going to let my medium kikki k. planner go in favor of the bullet journal and I want to get a feel for my preferred layouts before January rolls around and I’m going mad with planning. I’m currently experimenting with three different layouts, but I’m already leaning towards the one page spread with a blank page for notes. I’m also enjoying the at-a-glance monthly goals and to-do page that I created for September, and already set one up for October. My only concern with giving up my traditional planner is that sometimes I need to schedule things months in advance, and I’m not planning on designing months worth of pages in advance, so… I’m probably going to switch to my small kikki k. as a backup for work scheduling.
Now, some may be asking why I bother with all this paper planning mess and don’t just use google calendar or outlook? The answer is I do and I have a bad habit of never looking at it. I much prefer to write things down and see it all in my own handwriting.
Here’s the current state of affairs.
Month at a glance.
Two week spread (current).
October month-at-a-glance (in which I invested in some stamps).
One week spread, with notes underneath.
One week spread with separate notes page.
The last one is probably going to be my primary layout for weekly planning.
How do you keep track of things? Do you prefer paper or electronic planning?
Who’s ready for fall? I know I am. I’m already “transitioning” my wardrobe away from my summer look, which means more chances to de-clutter and get rid of stuff I didn’t use. I’m going to be focusing on a “minimalism” series this month, so if you have any suggestions, do drop them in the comments. Also going to be working on my “action plan” for editing and debating whether or not to take a break to work on something new in between rounds.
Check out the video. Subscribe. Comment. And don’t miss the kitty cat action in the background.
And, in case you missed it, I just started my first bullet journal and have the month of September all laid out and ready to plan.
It’s going to be a busy one.