I started my very first bullet journal last year. I had so much fun playing around with different pages, but I didn’t really use it on a day to day basis. I wanted to change that for this year and create a fresh new journal which I actually would use.
You can do so many things with your bullet journal. I decided to do one for my blog, so I can be super organized with my posts and Instagram pictures. I also love to have a place where I can be creative and take loads of notes so I really wanted to include these things to my journal as well.
I found this amazing little notebook for 2 Euros at my local DM (like Superdrug) and totally fell in love with it. They have loads of different designs but who doesn’t love flamingos, so I had to pick this one and I ended up getting a marble one as well. I love that you can add a photo or multiple little ones to the front page. You can always change them and it makes this journal so much more exciting. I chose two of my favourite Polaroids from last year for my front page.
Every book needs an Index, at first I thought I skip this but it comes in very handy, so I recommend creating one. I took the pictures for this post a few days ago and I already filled so much more in, so just keep your eyes out on my Instagram to see updated photos of it.
One thing I really wanted to have in my journal was a monthly planner where I can plan all of my blog posts. Before I just planned them on WordPress but always ended up changing the dates and it got quiet confusing. I love how simple but amazing this little planner is and yes, I already planned my posts until March. I really like having a little bit of space to add notes so I left half of a page empty to be able to write things down. And I saw Lilly Pebble’s bullet journal video where she shared her PTS method. I loved it so much that I added it to my journal as well. P stands for Photos, T for Text and S for Scheduled. You write these letters behind each posts when you finished adding your Photos and Text and when you scheduled your post. Such a smart idea.
One blog post that I write every single month is my monthly favourites post. Because I do this every month I wanted to have a few pages where I can write down things I loved the past month. It’s also really nice to see if I have talked about a certain thing before and it’s just so much more organized. I really like to be prepared and have things organized so this is perfect for me.
I also kept a few pages empty so I can write down blog post ideas or things like that. Everybody needs some Notes pages, am I right?
Although I love being organized and having lists and stuff like that, I also wanted to have a sort of creative bullet journal. I didn’t want to use it just for planning purposes, so I created this monthly happy journal. It works super simple, I basically write down one or things that made me happy every single month. I think this is such a nice little cute thing to do each day and I can’t wait to share my first happy journal month review in February.
I am definitely not a super talented drawer but I like to doodle around every now and then so I took a few pages for a more creative activity.
I am sure there will be more pages added to my journal but for now that’s all I got in there. I hope you enjoyed this very first post in 2018. Let me know what you think of it in the comments below.