But then I heard about bullet journals (thanks to Twirling Pages's blog post) and I was intrigued. What was appealing was how customizable they are. It's still a planner, but you can make it look however you want and feel it with whatever content you want. It's literally a personalized planner, and it allows you to get creative. (Seriously, just look up #bulletjournal on various social media sites.)
So I thought that I, the person who can't use seem to a planner (and whose whiteboard calendar never got updated after November), would give bullet journaling a try. And I thought that I would tell you all about it.
The JournalBlueline business notebook from Amazon as an add-on item for like five dollars. It's not the usual sort of journal bullet journal gurus use, but I didn't want something that cost much in case I didn't use it. (Ha.)
But that didn't really work me because I wanted to be able to fill out what was happening in June all at once and be able to know everything that was happen ahead of time--especially with school. Going day to day just wasn't going to work for me.
In order to have lovely fonts--because I can't just do that myself--I went crazy on Word and typed up everything I wanted with their desired fonts and basically just traced them into my bullet journal. As you can see, I have a folder filled with random scraps of paper--and that's not even all of them. Those are little bits and pieces that helped to bring my journal together. (It's a little crazy, I know.)
-Pens of various colors (plus one nice black one)
-Colored pencils (markers will bleed through, at least with this journal)
-Fonts and images for personalizations and design
Like I said, bullet journals have something your average store-bought planners don't: the ability to personalize. Which is EXCELLENT. With planners you're forced to fit everything into an outline, but here can you break that and create whatever layout you want.