Bullet Journal Flip: One Month In!

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I love jumping onto a good bandwagon, and the Bullet Journal phenomenon definitely qualifies as a GOOD bandwagon!

Before I start into my one month flip, I thought I’d say a few words about the inspiration behind my recent jump from using traditional planner to using the bullet journal system.

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Created by Ryder Carroll, the bullet journal system is meant to be an efficient and flexible way to log tasks, events, lists, and important information using just a pen and blank notebook.  Now, if you are anything like me, you might be thinking…BORING.  I’ll admit it, that was my first thought!  Walking away from beautifully designed planners, with inspirational themes and colorful interiors wasn’t really appealing to me.

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In fact, I came upon this system about a year ago, gave it a try, and went right back to a professionally designed system.  It just didn’t hold my attention or loyalty.

May I introduce you to the inspiration behind this one month of exclusive bullet journal planning…  Drum roll please!

If you are even slightly interested in the bullet journal system, but love beautiful design, you must check out Kara at Bohoberry.com.  I honestly can’t even remember how I came across this blogger/Youtuber, but not only did Kara show just what was possible in the bullet journal system, she also presented designs and fun embellishments that I was able to replicate easily.

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That being said, my bullet journal relies heavily on Kara’s designs, and I’m loving it.  I’m sure that as I continue to use the system, I’ll find myself personalizing my pages and will find my own unique style, but for now, I’m really enjoying using her systems!

Although I started out with a DIY dot grid notebook that I blogged about here, it didn’t take me long to take the plunge and buy her much loved Leuchtturm 1917 notebook from Amazon…  I mean, I’ve said before and I’ll say it again, buying the supplies is half the fun!  Maybe that what was missing from my first foray into the bullet journal world…

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Anyway, one month in and I’m on page 53.  Did I mention that these notebooks include page numbers and an index?  It’s like they were made for bullet journaling!

Actually, I just saw that Leuchtturm1917 came out with a new “bullet journal notebook.”  So I guess that one really is created for bullet journaling…

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I digress…  Essentially, I’ve been extremely happy with using my bullet journal for the past month, and can honestly say that I expect to be using one this time next year.  I love that each new week/month I can experiment with a new layout and design, it’s like getting a new planner every week, without having to spend the money and without the disappointment when the first one didn’t work out.  Awesome.

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What about you?  Have you tried the bullet journal?

* If you love the “You Are Smart” card and wonder where it’s from, it came with my lovely Inkwell Press Quarterly planners that I’ve abandoned.  Lovely planners though, and a great company.  I hope to find a use for them in the future!
** SOME THE LINKS ABOVE ARE AMAZON AFFILIATE LINKS, WHICH MEANS THAT I COULD RECEIVE A SMALL COMMISSION IF YOU PURCHASE ONE OF THE PRODUCTS BY USING THE LINK.  I ONLY POST LINKS TO PRODUCTS THAT I’VE USED AND LOVE!
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5 thoughts on “Bullet Journal Flip: One Month In!

  1. The Diligent Journey says:

    Love all your layouts! I especially love the menu planning layout for the month! My husband is also a bullet journaler and does most of the cooking in our home. I’ll have to show him this! Thanks for sharing!

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  2. jennelaine77 says:

    Thanks Emily! The menu layout has actually been working really well, even though I didn’t think it was anything special at the time I created it. It really helps to be able to look back on what I’ve actually made (and what worked out well). It reminds me that there is indeed usually something I am capable of cooking 😉

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