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Bullet Journaling…Sort of

I’ve been using this pocket size Moleskine for some daily planning and reflecting. I’ve actually liked using it as a daily journal and it has inspired me to also begin daily journaling in my Travelers Notebook as well.

I usually use it for work during the work week however, I may try to use it as an organizational tool once I finish using the pocket notebook. I’ve already purchased a medium size Moleskine and a larger one for specifically for work projects. Now, the world of Bullet Journals is vast and a bit overwhelming, however I’ve really enjoyed watching how others setup theirs. I’m not sure if I can follow the true Bullet Journaling way but I’m figuring out a good mix. I really hope this will just be a way I can also practice my handwriting. I don’t like it very much and I would like to improve, perhaps even tackle some calligraphy or lettering.

There’s so much to consider when starting a bullet journal, for instance the notebook you use. Obviously you can use any notebook you like, that’s the point. It’s supposed to be a way to easily organize your daily tasks and it’s much more fun when you get to personalize the notebook you are using. I decided on Moleskine. One because I already had one, and decided to keep on using it. I now have the same blueish teal color in the pocket, Medium and large notebooks. The large one is for work, the pocket is my personal one and then when I’m done with that one I will switch over to the medium size notebook. I’m ready for that! I decided to stick with the soft cover Moleskines. But the medium size one is dotted, which I prefer rather than ruled.

Pens I use…

I have just purchased some Tombow markers in pastel so I’m looking forward to learning some lettering techniques. I don’t know how good I’ll be at lettering but I want to practice it. Once I switch over I’ll share the way I want to start using it. For my work one, I’m using it to keep track of my projects and meeting notes. I want this to be a way for me to work on my penmanship in general. I hate my messy chicken scratch handwriting. Hopefully, I can train myself to be less sloppy.

Do you like keeping a handwritten journal or is blogging much more your speed? And if you’ve tried out Bullet Journaling, what sort of spreads do you enjoy?

Thanks for reading!

 

4 Comments »

  1. Kai Said:

    on April 20, 2017 at 12:12 am

    I love doing bullet journal but I’m not consistent in writing it maybe because I did not meet the design I wanted to, or the designs that I do doesn’t satisfy me. At the end, I don’t update it. Haha. Continue updating and designing yours! 🙂

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    Kimmy Reply:

    @Kai, Being consistent can be a problem. For me at the moment, it hasn’t been that difficult filling it out and doing a few of the reminders I’ve listed. There have been a few items on my to do list that I have yet to get to. So preparing it to be organized is really fun, but actually carrying out those things is much more important. But pretty markers make me happy. XD

    Thanks for reading!

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  2. Georgie Said:

    on April 24, 2017 at 9:42 pm

    I think finding a good mix is the secret to bullet journalling. Everyone has their own way of doing it. I tried it but I prefer a really simple list, and I mark things off in the bujo way… but I can’t use it as my only form of organisation. It just doesn’t work for me. I’m the same as Kai – I end up not updating it as much as I’d like. 😞 I would be willing to give it another go! I think I just need to think of what more to log in it. My friend keeps track of her habits and stuff, and that might be something I need to try.

    I also haven’t even found the perfect notebook; I keep buying pretty A5-sized notebooks but I think I need something smaller and more sturdy to carry around with me. 🙂

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    Kimmy Reply:

    @Georgie, A mix would be good. I have a few ideas on how I want it be, so I’m excited to figure out what works for me and what doesn’t.

    So far Moleskine works fine for me. I’ve been buying different sizes and can’t seem to figure out which one I like more. I definitely prefer grid or dotted notebooks though. There’s a small size in between the pocket and Medium that I’d like to try out. But they didn’t have grid or dotted in the store, I was too impatient to purchase online.

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