I had some spare Happy Planner rings and scrap paper, so I put together some notebooks. I thought about giving them as gifts, but I may just keep them for myself!!
I managed to finish the month of February in my bullet journal. Now, can I keep going?! Here is the final page of the month! Lots of space to write important things!!
I’m slowly hand drawing my 2021 monthly planner on dot grid paper (kind of like bullet journaling, but not as intense!
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!
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.
Loving this dotted journal paper for my Happy Planner. I will be disappointed when I run out!
Since we have been stuck home, I have had the time to make lots of lists. This list is televisions shows my husband and I would like to watch. I am sure you can tell which are his and which are mine!