Bullet journaling….sort of…

A few years ago, I purchased my very first Happy Planner. I have been pretty pleased so far, because I can make my covers and inserts if I want, or, I can just buy new inserts, or a brand new planner every year. HP sells a lot of notepapers, one kind, is this dot grid paper, mostly used for bullet journaling.

I have been tempted to buy and make my bullet journal calendar instead. It is a lot of work though! I often watch YouTube channels on the topic. It can be very hypnotic, watching these people design their own, elaborate calendars. I almost believe I can do it too!

I thought about it and decided I would try January 2021 on the HP paper and see how much work it really is. IT IS A LOT OF WORK! This is only the month in advance spread! The weekly (not pictured) was a lot of work too, mostly because I decided to use Midliner pens for colors and habit trackers for fitness and finance. Bullet journaling requires lots of precision and measuring, and I normally do not have the patience. I cannot imagine doing this for 11 more months. However, if I find myself in another lockdown, I may give it a shot!

Most bullet journal artists draw or sketch photos on or around the calendar. I just don’t have the patience! For now, though, I am pretty pleased with this calendar, with teal stickers on top.

We shall see what happens next!

One thought on “Bullet journaling….sort of…

  1. I’ve spent a lot of time during lockdown creating my planner for the forthcoming academic year. It’s probably the most creative it’s ever been, but I’ve had much more free time than before! Mine’s not got loads of drawing in it, but it is a layout that I know works for me and that’s what I find the most useful thing about using a bullet journal format.

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