Blogtober – Bullet Journal

Day 4

A new month means that it’s time for a new theme for my bullet journal. I’ve kept this for nearly two years now. I started it in Jan 2021 when we in lockdown due to Covid and I knew that I was going to retire that Summer. I kept it as a record of how my life changed over that 12 months but the habit has stuck.

I like the arty side of thinking of a theme for the month and designing my pages. They tend to be very simple with copious use of washi tape for weeks when I don’t have much time. If I have lots of time or I’m organised then I will draw or paint to decorate my pages. I’ve done all sorts of different pages over the past 20 months; activity logs for things I’ve done, mood trackers etc but now I’ve just settled on a few pages every month.

Every month begins with title page

I track my daily steps as I’m supposed to do quite a bit of walking/exercise to counter incipient osteoporosis

I record all the books I read!!!
A weekly spread for a short diary entry

As you can see, this month’s theme is Autumn leaves- I never claimed to be particularly original. My weekly spread might include diary entries or it might simply be a list of things to do on given day – I like lists!!!

I like my book double page spread. All I do is list the title and author of every book I read and my star rating. It’s quite nice just to flick back and look at what I read in a particular month and it’s a very quick check if I can’t remember the name of an author sometimes.

I did start off this year by keeping more of a book journal with cover pictures and short reviews but that only lasted about two weeks before I was hopelessly behind so I reverted to just keeping a list.

July’s cactus themed book page

The last page of every month is a photo page of things we’ve done during the month.

I love being able to flick back through my journal and look at the entries and the photos. It’s a nice low key way of keeping a record of what’s going on in my life.


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.

7 thoughts on “Blogtober – Bullet Journal”

    1. It doesn’t have to be artistic at all. I like drawing and painting. You can make it look nice just by drawing bright lines with felt pens. A lot of the examples that you see on pinterest are incredibly arity though.

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