Have you tried bullet journaling? I wanted to, but it seemed so complicated. I read articles and even a book on how it MUST be done. The thought of being so organized sounded wonderful, but it also sounded so complicated that my perfectionist self wouldn’t even try it in fear of doing it “wrong.”
Once I read this post on Katie’s Bright Kitchen, I ordered a simple bullet journal and a couple of fine-point pens from Amazon and I’ve been loving it. The first week I did mine in pencil because I felt like I didn’t have a clue what I was doing or what I wanted. It’s been pen and ink ever since and I’ve learned that you can always use white-out or you can choose to live with your mistakes.
I’ve been able to put a week’s worth of meal plans, gratitudes, lists, and reminders all on a two-page spread. I’m not the artist that Katie is, but it is working for me. If I continue as I’ve been doing, this one journal will last me over a year.
I encourage you to click on over to Katie’s post. You’ll be amazed at how simple bullet journaling can be. It doesn’t have to be done any certain way. It doesn’t have to be done the way the “experts” say it must be done. It only has to be done in a way that works for you. It only has to be done your way.
I posted this picture of my bullet journal on instagram yesterday, and everybody kept commenting that they wanted to buy it, which tells me that those people don’t understand the basic concept of a bullet journal. That’s ok, neither did I once. The beautiful thing about a bullet journal is that it doesn’t have a […]