I am so excited to be sharing this post because it means I am back to bullet journalling. If you didn’t already know I had been bullet journalling for 2 years and then I came across the Happy Planner (which I wrote about here). I have trialled the planner for several months and at first it worked well, but I began to struggle.
I like to make to-do lists, plan my week and track my blog and social media statistics and my habits. When I was using the Happy Planner, I had to use a separate notebook to track those other aspects of my life. I was re-visiting old bullet journals as well as falling into the Youtube black hole of bullet journal videos, it made me remember that I can just have all those aspects in one place again. It is a much more simple method for me.
Although I spent quite a lot of money on the Happy Planner, it has allowed me to trial a new way of planning and organising my life. I now know what works best for me. The Happy Planner is on its way to its new home with a lady from work who loves them. There is definitely no need to waste stationery or paper ha ha!
I thought because I am starting a new bullet journal experience that I would share the essentials I have got to get started again. I get so excited with a brand new bullet journal, fresh pages ready to soak up all the creativity.
A New Bullet Journal
This was actually one I brought nearly 2 years ago, but then ended up being gifted one at Christmas by my Uncle and Auntie. This bullet journal is a Leuchtturm1917 in navy. I like this brand and you can get them in a range of bright or neutral colours.
Fineliners (Black and Coloured)
I like using fineliners all the time, to draw, doodle or design titles and lettering. I have so many different brands and colours, so I should have all the pens I need to start my bullet journal. I like writing with fineliners as I think it makes my writing so neat.
I like having any excuse to use washi tape. I like to use them in bullet journal spreads to add a pop of colour. I am going to start off this bullet journal with simplistic spreads and layouts. I am sure as the months go on, I will experiment with more creative looks. As I haven’t bullet journaled in a while, I didn’t want to put too much pressure on myself at the start.
These are the 3 main essentials for me to start up my new bullet journal journey. I am beyond excited to get started and I will be sharing some bullet journal posts throughout the next few months, so you can follow along.
Do you have a bullet journal? What are some essentials you must have? I’d love to hear in the comments.