So, this morning I am linking up with some great old friends from 'back in the day' for a Random Journal Day Reunion. My dear friend, Dawn Paoletta, from Enthusiastically, Dawn, has wrangled a bunch of us up once more to share some of our journal highlights and journeys like we used to do, and it's always joyful inspiration to see what these wonderful women have to share.
If you are not familiar with my journaling history--this was from a whole other blog I used to post on, I have been journaling for as long as I can remember. Journaling has transformed over the years, like everything else is wont to do with life. I've gone from basic diary writing, to art and prayer journaling, and for the past few years I've fallen head over heels for bullet journaling. I am a self-confessed journal/planner junkie and had been bouncing between three or four different books, calendars and planners to trying to keep track of my days when I discovered bullet journals and knew immediately this was something that would work for me. That was almost four years ago and I love how it's evolved and become my central focus point for organizing and staying on top of life. So, that's what I'd like to share here today, some pages from my current bullet journal and a little from another journal that stole my heart this year as well....Daphne's Diary (it's the cutest thing to happen to journaling EVER!!) But first, let's bullet:
I use a simple grid style journal--everyone has their own personal preference and the grids work great for me to block out my week, make check boxes for tasks, and I find the grids super helpful with lettering layouts which I love to play with. Below are a few recent weeks' pages--it's just super fun, extremely easy to personalize to what works for you, and open to all sorts of possibilities:
Finally, here is my most recent week's page with a sketched out layout for next week. I've penciled in a few notes and appointments. It's so much fun to watch the blank page come to life each week with color, lettering, doodles, stickers, washi--and it's an incredibly effective tool for tracking tasks, lists, goals and so much more--I love it!
THEN!! I discovered Daphne Diary's annual journal and had to have it! It is bright, colorful, fun--there's stickers, postcards, monthly mood trackers, coloring pages, and plenty of space to plan and play every day:
|One of the monthly mood trackers--each month you designate a color to correspond |
with a particular mood and color in each day accordingly--super cute and so much fun!
|There's plenty of room for fun lettering and doodling.|
|A weekly layout--look at these beautiful pages!! So inspiring to work with every week!|
|Fun stickers from Create365 add easy beauty and great inspiration|
|I love the bright colorful pages all through this book!|