Hello everyone! Welcome back to Purely Olivia.
As you can tell by the title of this post, I have jumped on the bullet journal bandwagon. And while there are already tons of bullet journal posts out there, I still wanted to share mine with you all. 🙂
I got much of my inspiration for the pages in my journal from Pinterest, as well as other bullet journals I saw, so while I tried to make mine original, know that not all of the creativity credit goes to me. XD
Also, since I got my journal just about a month ago, I haven’t filled everything in yet- I’ll just be sharing the general setup.
I got my journal from Amazon (you can see it here!) and it’s pretty large- about the size of a piece of printer paper. I’d recommend it because it has really light dots, which are super helpful for making straight lines.
I also got these pens with it, and I love them! They’re really fine tip and don’t bleed through too noticeably. Then I also just use Papermate flair pens and pencils, which I already had.
This is one of the first pages! The journal I got is perfect for a beginner- at the beginning it has pages with suggestions of what to journal about, etc. Then it sets you loose and all the rest of the pages are blank!
I haven’t filled in the key, since I don’t really know if I’m going to use it. But, I have used a lot of my index so far. 😉
Next, I have a list of books I read! (It’s currently not updated.) I just realized I wrote the quote at the bottom of that page wrong… *face palm* It’s actually “Books are a uniquely portable magic.” Oh, well.
I also have a page for my blog, though I haven’t decided what I want to write on it yet. Maybe just general information?
Birthday cupcakes are so cute! XD I saw this all over Pinterest, and it’s just so adorable.
And now I want cupcakes. On the page on the right, I’m eventually going to fill it with drawings and words of things that I love.
I think the left page is pretty self explanatory…and the one on the right is going to be a self-care page of sorts- basically, I’ll end up filling the space with words/drawings of things that make me happy or things to do that will make me happy, so if I’m having a bad day I can look at the page and get some sunshine. 🙂
I’m not the biggest fan of how my bucket list title turned out…but it’s okay. As for the other page, obviously I’ll be filling it with quotes I love!
The first month I bullet journaled was December. I ended up loving the way my monthly overview page turned out! The layout is great, since it has a little calendar and then goals and then a mini “bucket list” for the month.
The other page was my journaling for the first week of December, though I ended up using a different format for the rest of the month…
Here’s the weekly format I decided on! I really like it because while it’s definitely not like all those perfect ones you see on Pinterest, it’s still colorful and organized, while also serving a purpose. Basically, I just wrote a sentence or two about my day and then also had a to-do list for the week and gratitude.
I’m hoping that I can experiment with other weekly formats as I continue to bullet journal! I want to change things up eventually. 😉
I saw this idea on Pinterest, and I just had to do it. (Also: the next season of A Series of Unfortunate Events is coming out soon and I am so excited! Like really, really excited.)
Have you guys heard of the Year in Pixels? I saw it on (you guessed it) Pinterest, and I can’t wait to see what it’s going to look like at the end of the year. I’m hoping I’ll have lots of pink and green pixels. 🙂
And finally, I just have the cover page for January. I’ve been really busy with school and I haven’t been able to work much on January yet, so this concludes my bullet journal tour.
I hope y’all enjoyed this post! I’ve loved bullet journaling so far, and it was fun to share it here. I’m hoping to get more week done on it soon, and fill in some of my mostly blank pages. Thanks for reading, as always!
Do you have a bullet journal? Tell me about it! If not, do you want to? Let’s chat in the comments.