Boho Berry Challenge October 2018: Planning [Day 24]


Here's how my bullet journey started:

-Super excited! Let's do ALL THE THINGS! I can put EVERYTHING IN THIS NOTEBOOK YAY IT'S SO PRETTY AND CUTE AND COLORFUL!

-Oh fuck, I forgot XYZ.

-Hmmm that page is pretty and cute and I had fun making it but I haven't looked at it for 2 weeks.

-I don't want to make that spread.

-That looks like so much work.

-Ugh I give up this isn't for me.

*insert three more weeks of no bullet journaling and still feeling unorganized and forgeting a lot*

So I went back to the drawing board.

I had to sit down and figure out a) what it was about bullet journaling that appealed to be in the first place, and b) what purpose I needed bullet journaling to serve me.

I decided I liked having everything in one place, number pages and having an index, and having somewhere to keep all the little tasks I thought of but immediately forgot.

So I focused only on those things. I unfollowed a lot of Bullet Journaling groups on Facebook so I wouldn't get overwhelmed. I made weekly and monthly layouts and that was basically it.

I used a cheap notebook that I already had on hand. After a month of consistently using the BuJo system, I "upgraded" to a 5$ notebook from A.C. Moore which came with a cover and a pen loop. I still love the cover of this notebook, but it's lines and I've grown to enjoy the dotted versions.

After 6 months, which was conveniently around New Year's, I upgraded again to a LT1917. I've been using it all through 2018. There are definitely time periods I slack off and time periods I depend on it more, but it's been in consistent use for over 9 months. And it's been over a year since I started BuJo altogether.

I was hoping to makeone  notebook last all year, but it's going to be very close. I might run out in November or December. I definitely think I wasted some pages, and I've learned a lot about myself and my needs. So I could probably make a LT1917 last a full year in 2019. Not sure if I will move directly into a new one if I finish this in Nov/Dec or if I will use a smaller one to cover the gap.

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