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My First Bullet Journal!

My First Bullet Journal!

Someone showed me a Buzzfeed article about a Bullet Journal, and I was immediately intrigued. Ever since I can remember, I’ve loved¬†stationary. ¬†Notebooks, pens, cards, paper in general…(Nerd alert!)

I recently helped my parents clean out their attic and found 7!!! half-finished journals from my childhood. I think the first (and only) journal I actually ever “finished” was my composition notebook from college. Looking back, that notebook was my first foray into bullet journaling.

At this moment, at my desk, I have 9 notebooks for different purposes.


I have a:

  • Planner
  • “Bright-idea” journal
  • Work notebook
  • Random doodling notebook
  • Food journal
  • Joy journal
  • Travel journal
  • Old work notebook

A friend introduced me to the whole concept of “bullet-journaling” and of course, after hours of research, I was hooked. What do you mean I get to buy a new journal and pens and washi tape and just write whatever I want in a journal?! Essentially, the bullet journal, as I understand it, is your one-stop-shop for all things: Planner, notes, to-do’s, doodles, etc.If you’re interested in going down the rabbit hole, you can check out the following links, or head over to Instagram and search the hashtag, #bulletjournal.

So a week in, here’s what I’ve started to create. I’m sure I’ll run into the classic pitfalls along the way, but so far, I really really love it. Here are some of my pages so far. I think my favorite is the habit tracker. I can’t wait until the end of the month to see how I did in the areas I wanted to focus on!

Have you heard of bullet journaling? What are your thoughts? Any tips on how to make it productive and helpful? Let me know in the comments!