• Holly Stocker

Bullet Journaling?


I've always liked the idea of a bullet journal, a creative way to organise my life. My obsession with studygram accounts on Instragram is bordering on ridiculous, so I decided that 2018 would be the year that I started journaling.

Being organised and creative with it at the same time is something I am thoroughly enjoying. I've always been one for writing lists, be it on my phone or a piece of paper, so having a dedicated space for all my notes, goals and to-do lists is just much more convenient.

For the first few pages, especially the future log, I took inspiration from Pinterest. I found Pinterest and Instagram to be extremely helpful when starting the journal, as there are so many ideas out there that I could put my own spin on.

The system is also so simple to use - the different bullet points make it easy to set the week ahead. I definitely thought it would be more hard work, but it doesn't take too long to set out the weeks. Plus, when you've set out the weeks you can leave it until the end of the month.

You don't need masses of supplies to have a bullet journal either, sure, many accounts have multitudes of pens and washi tapes to make all the pages as stunning as possible, but that's not necessary. All you really need is a pen and a notebook, I personally use a few different pens and watercolours, as it gives me the chance to practice my calligraphy and try out new patterns.

I use a Leuchtturm dotted notebook, as it makes spacing easier on each page, and it takes the watercolour really well. I was tempted to buy the official 'bullet journal' by Leuchtturm, but that pricing is very steep, and the normal dotted notebook is half the price.

I do find the ghosting a little annoying, but I think I'm going to have that problem with most black pens. I've mostly been using the Tombow Fudenosuke, Pentel Fude Touch and Staedtler Tripus Fineliner for the writing. These are a few of my favourite pens when it comes to calligraphy and lettering, so made sense to just continue with them.

So far I'm loving the bullet journal, and I'm really hoping that I'll be able to improve it as the months go on. It's made organising work stuff and shop stuff a whole lot easier, and also means I have less random lists on my phone!

Hope this post was somewhat informative, any tips on bullet journaling are more than welcome!

Holly x


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