Bullet journaling – who knew it was a thing?

I’ll admit, I’m not a fan of Pinterest suggesting a bunch of things to me. I joined it to see what my friends were doing, and others who I decided to follow. But yesterday was the first time I found something completely random and suggested to me that I said to myself, “huh”, as I clicked – bullet journaling. The pin was from musicalpoem, and I was immediately hooked. I spent far too long going through her links, and then the links on those links, and quickly found what I hope to be the answer to my planning (and memory keeping) woes.


Basically: it’s a bunch of lists. Lots and lots of lists. And you can do them however you want to. I was inspired by a bunch of different people as I kept searching. I started immediately, finding a little notebook I have in my office taking up space (and that will easily fit in my purse amongst all of the other items I keep in there). Daily tracking logs, daily to do lists, food journaling – all in one place, as I want it to be laid out, not how someone has set it up for me.


I started out with my index (a table of contents that links me to the different collections, trackers, or logs that I decide to include), followed by pages for goals for 2016, a place to dump ideas for Jan-Mar, books I want to read, home projects I want to complete. Then I get into the now – a monthly spread that lays out appointments, events, and birthdays. My tracker that includes everything I want to do in the month daily. A place to put memories. A gratitude log (because, what’s more uplifting that that?). Then my daily log, that so far looks like this:



Did I mention that I can change the layout as I go? As you can see, I already dropped out the hours log at the top of each day, because, well – I don’t plan my days that way (maybe if I stayed at home/worked from home I would need it to better keep my days in check).


I have it on my desk, open, unlike the planners that I’ve tried to use and failed (filofaxes, Erin Condren, Passion Planners – all have failed so far).



Have you ever bullet journaled? What’s been your experience? What advice do you have for this just starting out gal??




  1. I’m so glad to hear my post on bullet journaling was helpful to you! I love that sneak peek of your daily log. My daily log changes throughout my bullet journal, which is what I love about it. I can make it look however I want and tailor it to what I’ve got going on that week, which is pretty awesome 🙂


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