Friday, April 29, 2016

Bullet Journal - One Month Update

Hello Poetteers,


Back in March I was researching about bullet journaling. In the simplest way bullet journaling combines planning, list making and traditional narrative entries. I have been watching BohoBerry's videos and reading blog posts that I finally decided to try it. I started out by doing the monthly habit tracker. It really helped me to see where I'm at and what I need to do.

Through her I was introduced to Tiny Ray of Sunshine. Both ladies had a gratitude log and it is by far my favorite and most inspiring spread I've seen and done. Through my own research I came to find the website, Page Flutter. In one of her blog posts she shared a narrative hack of splitting my index into two parts, one for everything else and the other for narrative entries.

The most common planning log in the bullet journal is daily logs. I liked it but it made me feel constricted in my narrative writing. I finally saw some people do weekly logs. Most people I saw do both but I didn't have that much to dos and I don't want my journal to be filled with repetitive information.
My favorite spread. Thank you for the inspiration, Page Flutter.

The big thing I love about bullet journaling is I'm not neglecting my to dos like in a traditional planner. Also, with all the technology I had moved from handwriting to typing my poems. I miss handwriting. It feels good to handwrite my poems again. You can find my poems on Instagram or check out one of my books.

Lessons Learned

Don't feel pressured to be like everyone else. Do what works for you. Don't feel pressured to decorate. Don't feel pressured to do all the collection/spread ideas you see. Do work on it everyday. Do the spreads that will help you.

Don't wait for the perfect time or supplies. Just start. Tweak as you go. Leave enough space for an index. Don't work ahead. Use one notebook. Lastly, don't use multiple notebooks unless VERY necessary.

stay inspired, Fida

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