Since bullet journalling blew up a few weeks ago I’ve been on the fence about it. So many things seem to become fads, particularly in the blogging world, that everyone just cottons onto and before you know it everyone and their aunt is blogging about a new must-have. This isn’t necessarily a bad thing but these trends can often be overhyped and/or expensive and to be honest I tend to stay away from something unless I know 100% that it’s going to work for me. I’ve decided that I’ll be starting a bullet journal this month and seeing where it takes me.
The other day, I found myself watching bullet journal videos and reading a few blog posts, and realised that it may in fact be the notebook I always knew I needed but didn’t know existed. I’m a bit of a notebook hoarder. I have a planner for my main organisation, along with a bunch of notebooks for different things; one for blog ideas, one for lists, one for planning my Project Life, alongside a bunch of apps that also log various parts of my life. These are great, but having all that in one place would make my life so much easier. Plus, any excuse to buy new stationery is a good enough reason for me to try something new!
I ended up purchasing the widely-used Leuchtturm 1917 in turquoise. I thought I’d ordered one with dotted pages, but when it came I realised I’d actually got squared by mistake. I’m not too bothered about it but I’ll probably try out dotted if I get another one. I also ordered a pack of 20 of the Staedtler Triplus fineliner pens because I used to use them all time time at school but haven’t had any in years. They don’t bleed through the pages either which is a massive bonus.
Over the next few weeks I’m going to be testing out which pages work for me and how I can utilise them to suit how I work. Hopefully I’ll be sharing some of them on here once I’ve got into the swing of things a little more. What do you think of the bullet journal hype? Have you got one or is it not your thing?