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!

Weekly, Daily, Hourly…?

Normally, this would be a weekly exercise. But since the pandemic, I have been writing in it more often! I actually finished it today! Bummer! I already asked my husband to buy me another one for Christmas. There aren’t many variations of them but I feel like, even if I filled out the same one every year, it might be interesting to compare each year, to see if I have different answers on my lists.


Ok, folks, being at home all the time is terribly, right? We all whine about having nothing to do. But now is the time to do all the projects you never really have time to do. One of those is setting goals and thinking about dreams. It is very practical, useful and might help lift your spirits.

My husband and I are hoping to visit Hawaii for our ten year vow renewal. We are putting pennies, nickels, dimes and quarters in a jar and hope to fill our savings with just enough money to stay for a week.

Today, I added a page to my Happy Planner with our trip ideas, so far. I love these stickers! It is like they were made for this page.