Setting Up My Bullet Journal [Part 1.0]

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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!

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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

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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.

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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˜†

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

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

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

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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).

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

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

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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.

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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.

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

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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˜›

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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

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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.

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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.

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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’•

r

“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.

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  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:
    https://freeperspectives.wordpress.com/2017/11/05/unique-blogger-award-milestone/

    have a great week!
    xx

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