My Bullet Journal Journey

I’ve kept my bullet journal for three months now, that’s a quarter of the year so it seemed like a good time for a review.

I have really enjoyed creating the pages for my journal. It’s been a lovely way to relax. I have also ended up spending a lot more time on social media as I have looked at examples of people’s journals on pinterest and google. None of my pages are breath taking or desperately original but they have given me pleasure both to create and to look at once they have all been completed.

I have also enjoyed the accountability that my journal has created. I’ve got a page each month to log the exercise that I take and on at least three occasions, I have gone out for a walk so that I didn’t have a blank space on my page. That however, didn’t stop the odd blank space in March due to 12 hour days in school.

My pages are a combination of drawing and washi tape. It would be easy to spend a fortune on reels of tape but I have contented myself with just a couple of sets from Amazon. They do add a dash of colour and detail to the pages and mean that I can create a pretty page even when I don’t have much time.

I’ve also chosen a different colour scheme for each month so that each one looks different. January was mainly blue and grey, February pink and purple, March was leaves and green and April is pastel colours.

These are some of my pages so far in my journal.

February pink hearts and skinny washi tape
Last weekly spread for February with mainly hand drawn pictures and just a bit of tape
March pages for exercise and the books I’ve read
March weekly spread with washi tape and hand drawn leaves
Title page for April with a hand painted wreath.
Exercise log for the 30 days of April. Hopefully no blank spaces this month
I couldn’t have a weekly spread spanning two months so this was the first page for April and then I will have double spreads for each week as usual.

So far my journal has been a record of what I have done, read, watched and listened to. I’ve also kept a note of Covid news as I feel it’s important to record it for myself. This year is going to be a year unlike any other as I retire and I’m looking forward to continuing to record it.

How do you use your journal? Let me know if you have a blog as I love to see what other people are doing.


Author: Janette

Recently retired Ex-Assistant Head of a large primary school in Leicestershire although I seem to be in school teaching quite a bit still.

2 thoughts on “My Bullet Journal Journey”

  1. Your journal pages are so pretty. It’s something I’ve often thought of doing (or started doing) but never managed to maintain. Looking at your pages does make me feel inspired to give it another go.

    1. Go for it. I’m really enjoying it. And because it’s a blank book, it doesn’t matter if you miss a week or two.

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