Hello friends and welcome back to another blog post! Today’s post is all about my Bullet Journal setup for the month of September. I absolutely love doing these blog posts and all of you seem to really enjoy reading them.
This month’s theme was actually suggested by my best friend, Frankie. They thought it would be a good idea to go for a Gentleman Jack theme. If you’re a little unsure on what Gentleman Jack is, it’s a TV series about Anne Lister. The series is based on the collected diaries of Lister, which contain over four million words and are written largely in secret code, documenting a lifetime of lesbian relationships. It’s that very code that I decided to focus on for this setup. I love how different the overall theme is so thank you to Frankie for the amazing suggestion.
I have gone for a black and white colour scheme this month as I feel it’s very much in keeping with the theme and adds to the overall minimalist vibe. I used 4 pens in total to create all of these spreads: The Tombow Dual Brush Pen in black, The Pentel Fude Touch Brush Pen in black, the Stabilo point 88 fineliner in Black and the Uniball Signo White Gel pen. I also included some washi tape throughout as well so I hope you like it as much as I do!
Without further ado, let’s get to it!
The first spread to come to is of course the cover page. I used the different parts of the code to spell out September, making that the focal point of this spread. I then used calligraphy underneath to showcase what each code/symbol means and I really like the way it looks. I of course added more code to spell out Gentleman Jack at the bottom to fill out the empty space and make it a little more obvious about what the theme is. I also had some black and white washi tape so I decided to add that on the page and I love the way it’s turned out! I also love the little doodle I included of a top hat!
I have tried quite a few layouts for my monthly spreads ever since I started to use a Bullet Journal but I always find myself drawn back to the calendar layout. It works extremely well for me and I love the functionality of it.
I normally go for a 5×5 space but I decided to go for 6×6 instead this month as I will be heading off to university on 15th September! I also included my usual follower tracker at the side because I do like to see the end result of how much I’ve grown. I included the code for spelling out the days of the week but I also used the normal spelling at the bottom so that I can again make it more clear. On this spread, I included a quote from Gentleman Jack to fill out some empty space and of course used washi tape and a top hat doodle as well!
I really liked the layout of my trackers spread last month so I decided to go for that again this month. Of course, I did change up some things in keeping with the theme but again, I’m really pleased with the outcome!
Once again, I included the code for the titles with the calligraphy at the bottom (similar to my cover page) and I really like the way it looks. I also included another quote which I think fits quite well with the tracker spread, especially with the positioning of it next to the mood tracker. I also again included more doodles and washi tape for the empty spaces like normal!
Sleep Tracker and Gratitude
Every single month, I always include the same layouts for my sleep tracker and gratitude spread because they work extremely well for me. I actually think my sleep tracker is my favourite spread I’ve done this month. I absolutely love the top hat at the top with the written washi tape at the side. It almost looks like the writing is coming down from the top hat and I absolutely loved that. I then used the same washi tape on my gratitude log to keep things cohesive and I’m just very happy with the outcome!
Finally, we are onto the brain dump which is the simplest spread of them all! I really like the amount of space I’ve given myself as this spread gets filled up quite quickly so I’m glad I customised the layout to my advantage.
Thank you so much for reading and I will see you soon in another blog post!