Bullet journals set me free, but probably not in the way you'd normally think. Never heard of bullet journaling? It's a way to keep a combination daily planner, calendar, diary, and sketch book in one. There are people making amazing bullet journal pages! They make beautiful artistic masterpieces of their mundane everyday lives. Yes, I do paper crafting. I make cards, I stamp. I color. Sometimes, I think I even make art. But, not in my bullet journals. My bullet journals are a mess of functionality. Still, bullet journals set me free. So, on y go! Let's talk a little about the freedom of bullet journaling and see my newest journal.
This means that I bought lots of planners and at the end of the year, I would find I had only used a small fraction of it. I beat myself up for the waste of money and my inability to keep up with a planner.
Then, I read about bullet journaling. It's just a blank notebook. You fill it in as you go. At the true heart of it, you create a code for your to-do lists, number the pages, and keep an index of the pages so that you can quickly go back and review things. Sometimes, I do those things, but mostly I don't. The freedom of a bullet journal is that I can write as little or as much as I want for each day. I can create a weekly spread if I'm up to it. And when my journal gets set aside for three months, I just pick up where I left off. I can add to-do lists, or meeting notes, or ideas that I have on the next page, even though it means my journal is a complete mess. I'm free! I can write down what I need to when I need to. I definitely have a down and dirty style of bullet journaling.
Maybe I'll make goals. Maybe I'll add some sketches or doodles. Who knows, but my new bullet journal is beautiful and ready to get down and dirty!
Supply List to create your own down and Dirty Bullet Journal
Click here to see the complete supply list for this Flowers & Field Journal, except for the Flowers & Field patterned paper because it won't be available until January when you can get it FREE with a $50 purchase. If you need any of the supplies to create your own journal, simply check the items you need and click "Add to Cart." Be sure to add the host code (in the sidebar to the right) on the second page under the pink box that says "Checkout."