This new feature, Bubbly Berls Babbles (or BBB), is kind of an adaptation of my old feature, Fun Questions, back at Fantasy is More Fun. And the title tells it all. I’m Bubbly, I’m Berls, and I’m about to Babble about something! I hope you’ll babble along with me 🙂
Today Bubbly Berls is Babbling about: Bullet Journaling
Bullet journaling has gotten really popular, it seems. I “discovered” it in July, but when I found it I realized I’d basically been bullet journaling my whole life. I’ve ALWAYS kept a notebook with me to make lists and organize goals and just random thoughts. But I’ve also always kept a planner. A planner that year after year doesn’t quite meet my needs and I keep trying to find the perfect one. So this is where bullet journaling was such a great find for me… I could marry my two habits into one that fits my needs perfectly.
So there’s lots of ways to keep a bullet journal. That’s part of what makes it so great. I’ve found that my system has changed plenty since I started in July. When I first started my bullet journal I was really unsure about spreads or collections and I basically just kept making daily lists, but I added my agenda to it. As time progressed I started finding bullet journal layouts on Pinterest and Instagram and found my favorite bujo inspiration – Boho Berry. I won’t lie, I’m now pretty much copying one of her systems.
I started in a Molskein with a grid. I had wanted a dot grid, but Staples didn’t have that and I was so eager to get started I went with the grid. And it was a good place to start. Here are some of the spreads I did over my 6 months in the Molskein… you can see my style really changed as my needs changed:
But now I’m in a leuchtturm1917 A5 dot grid and I think I’m going to love it even more. I’m using it with an insert and as soon as it comes, I’ll have them both in a Traveler’s Notebook. I ordered a beautiful one from the UK and it’s going to take 6-8 weeks before it ships (as of December 30th). This year I’ve really gotten into the art of it, drawing more and thinking more about making things pretty – not just lists. Here’s some of the year long spreads I’ve made for 2018:
This year I’m using several different notebooks – as I mentioned I have my Leuchtturm1917 and an insert in my traveler’s notebook for my daily bujo. But I also have a pretty lined journal for writing daily journal entries. And I have a larger dot grid that I’m using for budgeting.
I started thinking wow… I can customize, why not customize every aspect of my life? Makes sense right?
I just wanted to share this current addiction and I’d love to hear from fellow bullet journalers – tips, suggestions, things you love, pet peeves, etc!