The term “bullet journal” hit my ears for the first time just a few months ago, and I immediately binged on “Bullet Journal for Beginners” videos to see what all the fuss was about. Once I learned what Bullet Journaling was, I was instantly intrigued. I started right away with a Moleskine that I had laying around, and one week in, I was totally hooked. I'm an official BuJo convert now. Be sure to watch the video to see what I mean! 😉 Here are some of my thoughts after Bullet Journaling as a Beginner, after doing it for 3 months.
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My (Newbie) Bullet Journal
One of the first things I did when I opened my Moleskine to start bullet journaling, was I created a few sketches of possible weekly spreads to try out. I will say… trying out Bullet Journaling for the first time in October is a smart idea… it gave me time to get a handle on what was going to work for me before I dug into a brand new bullet journal in January. No matter what time of year you start though, I recommend trying it out in an old notebook or even folded computer paper. You shouldn't be afraid to “mess up” your notebook, but with a brand new notebook, I think it's hard to get started because you don't want to mess up.
I created a calendar for the month of October (and switched to a grid-style calendar because the list-style wasn't working for me AT ALL), then a weekly spread for the first week. I tried different layouts for the weekly spreads, and once I had a layout I liked, I modified it here and there over the weeks. I will probably continue to try new layouts throughout 2017 because it's fun 🙂