Bullet Journal

Biting the bullet and I am going to try bullet journaling this year! My mom was in Florida and went to one of our favorite stores, Whim So Doodle, where it's basically stationery heaven. If you are ever in St. Pete, you must go to this store! She got the exact journals in the two colors I was deciding between when I toyed with the idea of starting a bullet journal last year. I decided to start with the yellow one for the first half of the year and move onto the pink one this summer. She also got me this awesome ban.do pencil pouch which matches perfectly.

I spent a little too much time yesterday perusing YouTube and Pinterest and then decided to just jump right in to start setting up my bullet journal. I spread out on my dining room table so that I could still hang out with my guys. You can get both inspired and overwhelmed at the same time if you look under #bujo on Instagram or even Twitter. Thanks to these awesome communities though, I am excited to approach this with my own twist. The system has to work for me and my needs. And I know it's only the 3rd day of the year, but I am feeling really good about it. I tend to have strong starts and inevitably life gets in the way, but my love for analog and dedication to sustaining a system that helps me live my best creative life is what will hopefully assist in following through for all of 2017. I used to use a very similar system since the planner I loved stopped being made. I will go through those and share them on my YouTube channel soon. The notebooks are a fun look at the evolution of journaling and memory keeping, and what continues to work for me. I was hesitant at first, as there are plenty of things I journal about but don't share those pages or spreads in public. In fact they are for my eyes only. After seeing some blurry screens and hands over pages, I am going to try my best to write and be authentic in my goal setting, tasks, and life stuff, while also being mindful of the personal things that should only be well, personal. I'm sure you understand!

Someone tweeted me this article about The 8 Stages of Bullet Journal Addiction and I laughed out loud as it is all too relatable. So what do you think about bullet journaling - do you do it and do you have any tips or tricks? And what stage are you in? :)