Back in February I created My First Ever Bullet Journal and I was super excited for it! But recently I have decided to scrap it and start again!
Reasons Why I Am Switching To A New Book:
- The old book didn’t have enough pages and the pages were too big
- I found an actual Bullet Journal on sale at Barnes and Noble
- I spilled water on my old book
- I now know which pages I like and which pages I don’t
Here you can see the old and new book together:
The black journal has 60 lined pages and is 7″ x 9″. The blue journal has 180 pages that have little dots like a real bullet journal and is 5.5″ x 8″.
I left the black journal in my car and a leaking water bottle got put on top of it and the colors bled:
Its on the back so it wasn’t that big of deal, but it still factored into me wanting to start over!
Things I Didn’t Like About My Old Journal:
- Monthly Calendar
The way I did the monthly calendar in the old journal didn’t have the days of the week and that made it super hard for me to use. I like how I did it in the new journal much better!
Things I Liked But Decided Not To Keep:
There were a lot of pages that I liked the idea of, and I liked the way they looked, but they were just too much work and I wasn’t keep up with them
- Activity Tacker
- Mood Tracker
- Book Haul
- Movies and TV Shows Watched
Pages I Kept:
- Finances / Bills / Money Matters
- Books I’ve Finished
- Blog Post Ideas
I am not going to picture my $ pages because they haven’t changed at all since my last post. I changed up the Books I’ve read pages a lot. I like the old look better but I didn’t have enough space to do it the same way. (White pages are new, blue are old)
New Pages I Added:
- Weekly To Do
- To Do
- Favorite Poem
- Random Misc Notes
I started out doing a weekly spread with a to do list on the side. I liked the way it looked but I was writing everything twice; on my main calendar and on the weekly page. It was getting annoying, so instead of doing weekly, I just did an overall To Do list and I am liking that a lot better
Since I don’t have to worry about space anymore I am able to do random pages of notes, like who all is on my softball teams which nights and who all has paid me!
I also got a bunch of Washi Tape and stickers and fun stuff so I have been experimenting with those! So far I am loving my new journal so much more than my original one!
Tho I don’t know if it actually counts as a journal, its more of a planner / catch all to keep me organized!
Do you use a bullet journal or a planner? What do you like best about it? Do you have any suggestions for cool pages? Talk to me!