363 days ago, I scrapped together what ever cash I had to order a dot-grid note book, and a pack of colored pens, to jump into the world of bullet journalling. Back then, it was a struggle to find a dot-grid notebook that didn’t cost all my pocket money, now they seem to be everywhere (or I got real good at researching). I had also been watching as many videos as I could to not mess this up. I didn’t know if I would keep this up past month 3, I didn’t think that planning could be such a creative release, and I didn’t know that an amazing community of Journalers existed being artsy, inspiring, and calming.
So has it kept me organized?
My time management has improved ten fold. I rarely miss assignments now, and I’m better at scheduling rather than squeezing everything in after school/work. There have been rough patches where I had such a mundane routine, I didn’t feel like I needed a planner anymore, but it’s fine it’s working itself out. There are still things to do before and after work.
Is it hard to keep up?
It’s actually easier. Once I found what I liked, what formats worked for me, and what I actually needed, a routine appeared. Now, it was about making the doodles and washi tape fit into my personal system, rather than fitting a planner in a sea of pen ink and tape. It’s also really nice, that if there was a week where planning didn’t make sense, there wouldn’t be any wasted pages like in a traditional planner. You pick up where you left off. No guilt. No shame.
Couldn’t you do this digitally?
YES! there are so many digital bujo set ups and they are just as creative and useful as the physical journal. That didn’t work out for me, I just love the feeling of pen to paper.
Get to the June set up WOMAN
June is going to be SOOOOO busy so space is essential. I spread out my monthly layout into two pages instead of one. I’m also taking advantage of my local library, so there’s also a library book tracker along with my usual trackers. I made two whole packing list pages for all the events. There also isn’t a theme? I couldn’t think of one I liked enough to settle on, so I took everything I had for journaling and just went to town.
I think what’s in my bag videos are as old as YouTube itself. Probably exaggerating, but it is a video a lot of people do. I think it’s so cool that we are all secret nosy enough to watch other people empty their purses and tell us about their personal belongings. I don’t have a fancy bag, or items, but I really wanted to make a ‘What’s in my Bag’ video. I found a LOT of lip products, cleaned out all of the receipts, and had a good time chatting about stuff I like! Let me know some of the products in your bag and why you like to carry them around, and watch my video pretty please!
Pink is one of my favorite colors, Blush pink is turning into a classic staple, valentine’s day is coming up and this is a list of pink things that I LOVE!
These Asos pants are everything to me. They are pink, can be taken from work to street with a change of shoes, and are so comfy.
I will always find a way to get the Mario Badescu Rose Water spray into a post lol. This is the perfect rose water spray! It refreshes, hydrates, and it’s multi use. The bottle says facial spray but in a pinch, I have used it to slick my hair back and refresh my curls!
Garnier Gel Rescue:
This is my favorite moisturizer of all time, I’ve written so many posts like this one and this one singing its praises
Pink dinnerware is real and this set from target is amazing. The price is affordable and most items I get from target are of amazing quality.
The last thing is this “not your baby” dress from H&M. Yes they have had issues earlier this year, but I still like their clothing. It’s affordable, and the clothes fit me better than Forever 21 or Charlotte Russe.
For the longest time, the one pair of shoes I vowed to never get are mules. They are a 90’s trend I could never get on board with. Bloggers, Vloggers, instagram influencers, etc. have made mules the shoes of the summer and to me, it never made sense. My arguments on this case were, “What’s the point of half a shoe,” and “it’s glorifying flip flops.” On this day, (actually a few days ago) I caved and got a pair of mules; loafer mules to be exact.