Skip to Content

Bullet Journal for Beginners – My BuJo Review after 3 Months

Share this article

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.

(The links in this post are affiliate links, and we will be compensated when you make a purchase by clicking our links. Read my disclosure policy here.)

My (Newbie) Bullet Journal

Bullet Journal for Beginners - Why I Love About BuJo

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 🙂

My favorite Bullet Journalers on YouTube right now

Bullet Journal for Beginners – My BuJo Review after 3 Months

What Happens to VidProMom if GoPro Doesn't Recover
Previous
What Happens to VidProMom if GoPro Doesn't Recover?
I attended Tony Robbins' Unleash the Power Within (UPW) event in San Jose, California in November 2016. Lots of people have asked what my UPW takeaways were and it's hard to put them into words, or to even have a quick conversation about it. ​ Unleash The Power Within Looking at my Unleash The Power Within notes, and what I transferred from the UPW handbook into my bullet journal, these are my top 10 takeaways... basically, the things that impacted me the most during the Unleash the Power Within Event. I could go more in-depth on some of these things, but if you're curious to know more, honestly... just go. You don't need my takeaways, you need your own takeaways. :) I shared some photos of my quotes in the Facebook group for the event and I thought it might be useful to get them off the paper and into a video, but I will also include shareable images in this blog post. If you share them on social media, please attribute them to my social accounts (VidProMom on Facebook, Instagram, Snapchat, and @meredithmarsh on Twitter). Top 10 Takeaways What lies behind us, what lies behind us, is nothing compared to what lies within us - Ralph Waldo Emerson (When talking about fear): The tighter it holds, the better you can control it. Complexity is the enemy of execution The wall that protects you also imprisons you (my favorite). Questions are the Answer Shake that Ass - Joseph McClendon III spent about half the day discussing this... it was hilarious! Life will pay what you ask it When you have more money you arrive to your problems in style (another Joseph quote) It's what you do in the dark that puts you in the light (from Michael Phelps video - not sure who to attribute that to) The difference between excellent and outstanding is 2mm Unleash The Power Within (Tony Robbins UPW) – Top 10 Takeaways Unleash The Power Within (Tony Robbins UPW) – Top 10 Takeaways Unleash The Power Within (Tony Robbins UPW) – Top 10 Takeaways Unleash The Power Within (Tony Robbins UPW) – Top 10 Takeaways Unleash The Power Within (Tony Robbins UPW) – Top 10 Takeaways Unleash The Power Within (Tony Robbins UPW) – Top 10 Takeaways
Next
Unleash The Power Within (Tony Robbins UPW) – My Top 10 Takeaways

Amber

Tuesday 27th of December 2016

I love this video! I'm so glad you got on the BuJo train. I love my Moleskine because I need the structure, but I'm slowing developing systems within it to (1) be more creative, (2) use all of the extra space, and (3) make sure I get everything done.

Comments are closed.