Another new month, and this time I’m updating on my bullet journal while I’m still less than halfway through. I call that an achievement over my procrastinating tendencies. 😉 So what’s new this time?
Confession: This is a product of my hoarder tendencies in action. See, I already have an art journal, a ream of practice paper, a calligraphy practice notebook, a mini-tower of a memo pad, 2 dotted notebooks, and an extra planner which I also use for calligraphy practice. That is already more than enough. That is, in fact, already too much. *cringe* But no, when I saw this available at the local National Bookstore, I just had to get myself one
or die of wanting.
It’s been quite some time since I last posted about my bullet journal. It’s not that I’ve given in to my ningas-kugon tendencies and abandoned it altogether. In fact, contrary to expectations, five months in and I am still using it up to now. This is honestly the longest time I’ve stuck to using a planner of any sort ever. Yay for me!
Kinda obsessing over this Dark Red Pilot Juice pen I got from SM Stationery earlier this week. 😍 It’s such a lovely, unusual pen color and it’s so far the only colored pen I have ever used for BuJo entries (I use black Unipin/Pigma Micron/Simbalion drawing pens exclusively for this purpose). I am in love! ❤
As an average blue-collar worker in a sleepy city, my days are not exactly filled to the brim with all sorts of exciting activities. While I do have my share of kinda remarkable days, most weeks I struggle to find anything of value to write on my BuJo. I admit though that I have been kinda slacking off since last month. Since then I have not done any lettering challenges or such. Add to that the fact that I now have a separate art journal, and my little BuJo is left on a semi-dry spell.
But the truth is I don’t really have to try hard to write anything. With regards to my BuJo, I am accountable to nobody but myself so if I don’t have anything to put in, then so be it. And that really is the beauty of the bullet journal. As personalized and as customized as it is, thus it is subject to the whims and fancies of its specific users. It could be as simple or as complicated as you wish it to be. So it could go from jam-packed with colors and activities one week, then all monochromatic minimalist the next. The important thing is to just keep writing, somehow. 😉
I have been regularly using my 2 bullet journals for a little more than 3 weeks now. I started for fun, just to have something ~somewhat~ worthwhile to do during the year and hopefully do a little organization in the process. Then due to necessity, I made a separate journal for work. And I haven’t looked back since. 😁
Truth be told, I find the system as a whole more effective when used in the work environment. I mean, I have too little going on in my personal life at the moment to require any hardcore planning. But I must say that lists are dead useful, especially for a scatterbrained person like me.