Thursday, January 5, 2017

Starting a Bullet Journal

I've only  just recently started hearing about Bullet Journaling.  How am I so late to the game?  This idea is right up my alley!

The past few days, while waiting for the highly recommended Moleskin Dotted Journal to arrive from Amazon, I've been looking at Instagram feeds, and various blogs getting inspired.  If you just search the tag, #bulletjournal, well... you can get lost in it for hours upon hours like I have.

This was probably the first blog post I read about keeping a Bullet Journal. I knew it was for me immediately when I read this:

A bullet journal is good for…

- People who have a million little to-do lists floating around
- People who like pen and paper to-do lists
- People who are into goal-setting and habit tracking
- People who like stationery, journaling, scrapbooking, beautiful pens, etc.
- People who really love planners
- People who want to really love planners, or who want to be more organized
- People who would really like to keep a journal/diary but are having trouble sticking with the habit
Ummm... yes.  Yes to all of the above!

Over the weekend, I went up to Michael's to look at what kind of cute stickers and paraphernalia I could find for my new obsession.  But I know how ridiculous I can be when I'm first excited about a new endeavor, so believe it or not, I didn't buy anything that day.  I decided I'd start with what I already have sticker-wise, washi-tape wise, and colored pen-wise. I had great self control that day and vowed to only buy things for journaling when the need actually arises.  I have tons of that stuff already, and for years, I didn't even really know why.  I just buy it and look at it and think, "Gosh, I LOVE this stuff."  Maybe Subconscious Kerri new about Bullet Journaling long before Conscious Kerri picked up on it.

Being that it's the new year, it's the perfect time to get started on this thing!  I've got so many new habits I want to implement and keep track of and now I feel like I have a fun way to do it.

My moleskin journal was suppose to arrive yesterday "by 8pm", the tracking said.  But something went wrong, and now the Amazon site is telling me it's out for delivery and I'll have it today by 8pm instead.

I'm ready to bite the bullet.  I'll definitely keep you posted as I go along...

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