The whole crazy frenzy about bullet journals died down last year I think, for most people anyway. I was always one to plan and organise and write lists and keep a diary. I remember in primary school we got these homework planners and we had to write down when that specific homework was due, or if we had a big test coming up. And I loved it, I kept one even in high school for a bit, and even after I still loved making lists and little notes for myself. When I moved to London I got myself a filofax which was great but after a year I grew out of the design on the front, and didn’t really enjoy the layout that much either. So I got planner after planner every year and I never enjoyed any of them much. In 2016 I got myself a Moleskin and I loved it from the moment I tore the wrapping off. But after a few months, weeks went by without me writing in it. It could have been because I wasnt busy enough or whatever. I also had a ban.do planner, the A5 I think it was, a ring one and I loved it at first but it was too big to carry around and the layout wasnt for me. I also had the I am very busy planned from ban.do and I’ve used it this year up until now, because I realised that if I didnt like the layouts maybe I should make my own planner. Thats how bullet journalling came into the picture, I knew what I wanted to create and I did. Well, I set up the weeks in August in 4 different ways because I wanted to try out which one suited my best of all.
I also done some research on which notebook shoould I get although it is a good idea to just use a notebook that you already have ( I have about 4 around the flat.. and I still got a new one) I went with the Rhodia Goalbook, and so far I’m loving it. I want to keep it quite minimal , just with some doodles. I have no monthly set ups, there’s a future log, goals and trackers and then straight into the weekly spreads. I will post pictures when I decide which spread I am going with.
I bought some zebra mildliners and some brushpens as well , and I already had some fine tip pens. I’m getting rid of my ban.do one because its just not for me, but I have a tiny Laura Ashley pocket planner and I’m keeping that for now.