I'm a list-maker through and through. Always have been. I can't remember much or even function productively without a list. It's sad, I know. While I've gone through several versions of list-making, when I stumbled on the Bullet Journal
method (as recommended by Kim of Zoot)
I knew I found a method that suited what I needed. The great thing about the bullet journal is that you can personalize and mix it up to suit your style and needs. I've done just that.
I started with a basic smallish, spiral-bound graph notebook over a year ago.
|I found this at Wal-mart with the school supplies|
When I began, I kinda stuck to the basic instructions as portrayed in the video.
As my style evolved, and I added some color (via washi tape - love!) each day to my journal/list.
|A year later. (pardon the blurs, there's just some things you don't need to know. ;) )|
I've just about finished up that original journal, and it'll be time to start a new one on the first of November. Don't think I'm weird, but I'm kinda excited about it.
While I had intended to personalize the cover of my original one, I never seemed to get around to it. I guess I should have added it to my list. Since I've become addicted to papercrafting, I couldn't let the new one be. I sorted through some of my Gelli Plate
prints and found my favorite of the bunch.
|Just check out the variety of colors and textures in this print. Isn't it dreamy?|
My original print was done on cardstock which seemed too heavy to adhere to the notebook, so I scanned and printed a copy of it on some basic printer paper. After some cutting and gluing, I now have a beautiful new bullet journal cover.
Much better! Now to wait and see how this one evolves. How do you handle your day-to-day lists?
Not weird at all. It's all in play for journal keepers. Your journal lasted a year. I seem to need a journal every 45-60 days, but I like the idea of pimping it out..or decorating it. Blogger question: How did you blur out part of the photo?ReplyDelete
Alan, You are a born writer for sure if you're tearing through journals that fast. I don't use mine the same way I did back when I was a girl. This is mostly day-to-day need to do stuff. I've actually just started another one, an art journal with pretty pictures and inspiration and daily snippets of a journal post. I'm hoping that'll help me get my writing groove back (of the non-blog kind). As for the blurring, I used a blur tool that's in photoshop. I'm not sure if there's anything similar in picmonkey or other photo editing apps like that. Sorry.Delete
Thanks Jenna! I really love the Gelli plate and my bullet journal. I like that I'm able to combine my left and right brains with this! :)ReplyDelete
I agree with Alan... not crazy at all. This is just the thing that excites me, too! I love your cover and am headed now to watch the video. You mentioned the bullet journal to me once, but I forgot to research it. On my way now... Thanks for sharing this!ReplyDelete
Kim, Thanks so much. I hope you find it useful. I know I do!Delete
I have tried to be a list maker but I will do up a list and then lose it. I find that it works much better for me if I put reminders in my phone. That way both my phone and my computer yell at me when it is time to do something.ReplyDelete
I am literally a 'planner' by trade (it is what my skill set is called in advertising). My desk always has my most current 'bullet' list there, and my notebook (I use a composition notebook for work) usually has a paperclip to the most current list running. When I've checked off most of it, I start a new list including the last couple of items from the old list. I am a 'serial' list maker - LOLReplyDelete
I'm a post-it note kind of girl. I have scraps of paper everywhere that I jot notes on. I have them around to annoy me on purpose so that I take care of whatever the note says and then I can toss it. :-PReplyDelete
Lorraine, I would totally lose track of everything I had to do on a post-it note. First off, they would indeed be EVERYWHERE and then they would fall off of things and they would get lost, it would be a total avalanche of post-its. But, I'm so very glad you've found a system that works for you. I absolutely like the idea of tossing the completed tasks though. That sounds fulfilling to say the least!Delete