Setting Up My Bullet Journal [Part 1.0]


Bullet Journaling.

When I first heard about it, I didn’t have a clue what it was. I thought it was simply a notebook with to-do lists in it. But when I further explored the world of bullet journaling, I soon realized it is so much more than that.

You guys know I love organizing. A bullet journal is an expressive way of being organized. Combine tasks and art, and that’s a bullet journal! Today’s post will be a “plan with me” bullet-journal version. I hope you enjoy watching me plan as much as I did doing it!



This is the cover of my BuJo. It’s a Studio Sketchbook I found at a local dollar store for $2.50. It originally had some symbols on the cover so I just covered them up with white paint. #improvise


The supplies I’m using are a 12-inch ruler, a pencil and eraser, Micron pens (01, 03, and 05), a Faber Castell brush pen, and a wide variety of Paper Mate Flair Tip pens.


The first thing I added on the first page of my BuJo was an index title. I looked up some script fonts and tried to imitate them but failed. πŸ˜†


I outlined rectangles in the center for my Key and Contents lists with a pencil which I will later erase.


Next, I outlined the box with a micron pen and added 1/4-inch lines horizontally across the rectangles with the pencil.


Here comes the fun part! Following a key layout from Pinterest, I filled in my task symbols with a micron pen.


I added a line to the content side and added a page number. I erased the left side guidelines but left the right side (to be erased later).


On the next page I added a “future log” title and outlined the boxes for the months.


Next I went over the lines with black and erased the extra pencil lines.


Then I added the names of the months in the corresponding boxes. This is a future log where I’ll put future events such as birthdays, holidays, vacations, etc.


On the next page I put the words “IΒ want to..” with my brush pen. This will be where I can write down things I want to do, sort of like a goal spread.


On the next page I put “Quotes” which is where I can put my favorite motivational quotes and Bible verses.


The following page I labeled “memories.” This is where I can put pictures, achievements, etc. I sort of wish I would have used 2 pages for this spread, but too late now πŸ˜›


The next page is for ideas. So you know those coloured fine tip pens I showed earlier? Well somehow they disappeared. I was going to use them to decorate the letters. When they show up that’s what I’ll do XD


And finally I just added the page titles and the corresponding numbers to the “contents” portion of my index. As I add more pages I can add the titles.


That wraps up today’s post! I hope you enjoyed watching me set up my bullet journal. If you liked it and want to see more, let me know! Don’t forget to like, share, and follow.


Do you have a bullet journal?

If not, do you want to?

What kind of posts do YOU want to see?

As always, thank you so so much for reading and have a wonderful weekend!Β πŸ’•


“A man’s heart deviseth his way: but the LORD directeth his steps.” Proverbs 16:9

Floral dividers courtesy of Graphic Safari.

35 thoughts on “Setting Up My Bullet Journal [Part 1.0]

  1. I’ve never heard of this before but I love it! You are so creative- your handwriting is beautiful and the whole thing looks perfect! Love it. You need to post more about this.


  2. Ahh, your journal is so pretty! I kept a BJ for a while, but I wasn’t very pleased with the way it looked, and so I ended up putting it away on a shelf and not taking it back out. I still want to try again sometimes, though!

    ~ Ella Marie

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  3. great post, and you have such good handwriting! i also just started using my bujo for school; the only downside of having a bujo is setting up each months’ spreads XD is it just me?! just so you know, i nominated you for the unique blogger award! it’s totally optional, but if you want to find out more about it, you can visit here:

    have a great week!

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