List Lovers Unite! Bullet Journal for Beginners

 
Beginner Bullet Journal

There is this thing all over Pinterest called the Bullet Journal. And I have to admit, I'm not sure I have any business writing about it, but I'm going to give it a shot.

The basic premise is that you keep a running list of the things you've done in the day, to-do's for the month, and future notes, all with little symbols to keep everything succinct and easy to find. Personally, I was drawn to it for the doodle aspect. Lists AND colored pencils?! That's heaven, folks. 

Here's a little peak at mine:

Beginner Bullet Journal
Beginner Bullet Journal
Beginner Bullet Journal
Beginner Bullet Journal
Beginner Bullet Journal

Since I'm new to the game (and kinda got a little off track in February...), I'm not here to tell you how to do this Bullet Journal thing. I'll leave that to the pros. But for my friends who also enjoy some good, old-fashioned analog, here are a few tips I've learned as a newbie:

  • Don't give in to the pressure to be pretty. Reason number one why I lagged in February: I didn't feel the inspiration to make my list pretty. Not exactly the point of keeping a Bullet Journal, despite what Pinterest says. I even ripped out a page because I didn't like it. This thing is supposed to make life easier, not be another thing on your list that you just can't keep up with. So make it work for you!
     
  • Barnes and Noble carries Moleskin notebooks with grids! I looked everywhere for a book with those perfect, check-able boxes.
     
  • Let Bullet Journal Time be Me Time. Take it to a coffee shop when you want to get creative or sit down early before the house wakes up. Done right, this guy is the true definition of a simple delight. 
Beginner Bullet Journal
 

Now, off the enjoy the pure satisfaction of crossing "post blog" off today's list 😇