2018 · Bullet Journal

My Bullet Journal Journey

I have been bullet journaling since February 2017 and I feel like I have come on a journey since that day. Today, I would like to share that journey with you and talk you through each bullet journal I had, why I decided on that notebook and my personal favourite and least favourite spreads. I have a little spoiler for you all in regards to a post for blogmas. I’m actually going to be doing a post about the notebooks you can use for for your bullet journal and I’m also going to be talking about the different ones I’ve had and ones I potentially want to use in the future. Look out for that!

You might be wondering why I’m including my least favourite spreads. Well, the main reason is so I can reflect on what works best for me and so I can use this blog post to influence me with my future bullet journals.

A little disclaimer, you may like my least favourite spreads or may do spreads similar to my least favourites and that’s perfectly fine. I’m in no way trying to belittle your work. This is all about personal preference at the end of the day! Without further ado, let’s get started!

Bullet Journal #1

  • Notebook unknown
  • February 2017 – July 2017

Back in February 2017, I was extremely impatient to start a bullet journal. I had recently joined the studygram community and was surrounded by all of these beautiful journals and I was just eager to get started. Therefore, I picked the first plain notebook I could find. This was my smallest notebook that I used for my bullet journal as well as the only one I’ve used that has lined paper. Using this notebook made me realise lined paper wasn’t for me and so I changed for my next bullet journal.

My favourite spread

I have to admit that I am a massive fan of this spread and I would love to recreate it at some point. I love the little doodles and the use of pink paper to create the dividers.

My least favourite spread

One of the main reasons why I’m not a fan of this spread is the result of the paper I’m using. The bleeding and ghosting does not look great and I’m not a fan of using coloured pens to draw out the grids for my calendar and mood tracker. I’m also not a fan of the way I did my mood tracker on this particular month. I think it looks really messy. I won’t be going for this layout again.

Bullet Journal #2

  • Sketchbook from the range
  • August 2017 – December 2017

This is the time in which I felt I was a “proper” bullet journaler. I ended up liking most of the spreads I made in this book and I started to use it for the things I needed it for rather than just doing it for the sake of it. I switched from lined paper to plain paper which was really nice but I did feel almost uncomfortable and scared that I was going to make a mistake which is why I switched again. Honestly, I’m so indecisive.

My favourite spread

I absolutely love this spread. I love the colour combinations on it as well as the added feature of a theatre review and the positive affirmations in the spread.

My least favourite spread

I feel like this spread is the perfect example of a good idea executed poorly. I’m not quite keen on the layout and the use of washi tapes and doodles.

Bullet Journal #3

  • Notebook from Leuchtturm 1917
  • January 2018 – May 2018

January 2018 was the time when I wanted to jump on the bandwagon and have the same notebook as everyone else. The Leuchtturm 1917 was the notebook that was extremely popular within the community and so I got that. If i’m honest, I wasn’t the biggest fan of the notebook but we’ll come to that in the post about bullet journal notebooks.

I actually have two favourite spreads from this notebook which I will show now.

My favourite spreads

This was part of my star wars theme and I absolutely loved this theme. I think it’s very aesthetically pleasing and I love looking at it now as I feel it’s very cosy.

I saw this style of layout on Pinterest and I knew I had to try it out. I think it looks really neat and tidy and it was nice to have a pre-made spread, especially during a time when I was busy.

My least favourite spread

This spread unfortunately has too many colours which I’m not a fan of.  I much prefer to stick to a select colour theme rather than go all out.

Bullet Journal #4

  • Notebook from Dingbats
  • June 2018 – present

This is by far my favourite notebook I’ve used for my bullet journal. I’ve had a really pleasant experience journaling in this and I can’t wait to carry on using it until the end of the year.

My favourite spread

This is my favourite cover page. I love how journal like it is and the different pictures I’ve used.

My least favourite spread

I’m not a fan of this spread due to the lettering at the top and the placement of everything. I feel like it could have been much better!

And that’s my bullet journal journey!

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