What I Love About My Bullet Journal


If you read my blog at all, you’ve undoubtedly read about my bullet journal. You might already be a bullet journal nut or you are considering trying this method. Or you might wonder what I’m going on about. I first heard of bullet journaling from Anne Bogel of Modern Mrs Darcy. She wrote about it here and here. She talked about how you could get any notebook you wanted and put your life in it, basically. Make it fit who you are and not the other way around. How realistic and simple and genius it was. So I went to www.bulletjournal.com and watched the video and read everything that was on the site. I kept hearing bloggers talk about theirs, so last year, I decided to dive into Bullet Journal Land. I ordered the classic bullet journal notebook: Leuchtturm1917 Medium Size Hardcover A5 Notebook – Dotted Pages – Black, although you can use any notebook you like. (It’s ok to be a messy writer and someone who has to cross out things like I do. So what? That’s reality. And here’s my messy reality with some pages I added: Wines I  Like, Books To Be Read, and Books I’m Reading Now)

My all-time favorite blog post out there is from the Lazy Genius Collective. Kendra wrote an extensive blog post chronicling her bullet journal experiences and how she adapted it to meet her needs. I’ve recommended this post over and over again.

I just wish all my friends would give this a try. Especially if you like writing, reading, journaling, documenting your life, and analog anything. Not that you have to like or do any of those things to enjoy a bullet journal. But I would love to know some people that live nearby who use one. When I worked at a coffee shop in Trumansburg, a fellow barista said she was considering trying this method. I’m not sure if she delved into it or not.

When Alan and visited Hunt Country Vineyards for a tasting back on Mother’s Day, the girl who served us overheard me say I was going to write down the wines I liked in my bullet journal. She surprised me by declaring herself to be a bullet journaler! I wanted to hug her, but restrained myself. One of my own kin! We talked for a few minutes about this marvelous tool.

OK, enough said. If you’re interested, click on some of the links in this post and find out more. Or ask me about it. You know I’m going to tell you to just do it! It’s the perfect time to find out more and then you can jump in on January 1st.

Here is my Leuchtturm 1917 dotted notebook and my Reverse Notebook from Rhodia that I use for poetry. It could also be a bullet journal, though.