I haven’t posted a bullet journal post in 6 years, oops.
But I thought since 2019 is coming (the mixed feelings are very real) I would show you guys my bullet journal set up! I want to keep this set up more monochromatic, elegant, and minimal. My monthly setups, however, are more colorful. Let me know if you guys want to see my monthly set-ups! I’m happy to do them if there’s any of you who want to see, haha.
I’m not starting a new journal for 2019 though I would’ve liked to, as there’s so much space that I don’t want to let go to waste. That means I can’t set up many of the “new year, new journal” setups, but it’s fine.
Disclaimer: I get the lighting is pretty crappy in this one, but I had to take the pictures at night since I had no other time. Hopefully, future photos will have better lighting and overall be better, especially since I’m not a very good photographer, yikes.
Also! I forgot to announce this earlier, but since I have quite a bit of content to put out for the end of the year, I’m doing my best to put out a new post every day until the 2nd of January. It’s going to be so tiring, but I’ll do my best to get them done.
My journal in the introductory pages are going to have a monochromatic palette, but my monthlies will be more colorful, I think. I might bring my monthly plan with me posts back, but I’m not sure, honestly.
Supplies I Used:
- A4 Rhodia Orange Dotted Notebook
- Tombow Fudenosuke Hard Tip Brush Pen
- Tombow Dual Brush Pen (N89)
- Pilot Mogulair Mechanical Pencil 0.5 Ice Blue (this is my favorite mechanical pencil ever)
- Pentel Hi-Polymer Eraser
I know a lot of people say this, but I just wanted to reiterate that you don’t need all these fancy supplies to bujo! They can get quite expensive and are a personal preference, you can just bujo with a pen and a notebook. I use a lot of supplies because I personally like to make my journal a little artsy and creative, though there is absolutely nothing wrong with having a minimal journal! I’ve seen so many beautiful minimal journals on Instagram and I just 😍😍😍😍😍
I wanted a pre-2019 page right before my 2019 cover page, so I Googled some New Year quotes big enough to cover a whole A4 page. In hindsight, I wish I did a farewell 2018, hello 2019 page of some sort, but whatever. What’s done is done.
I’m literally quite annoyed now of not thinking of that.
2019 Cover Page
On a lighter note, this is (probably?) my favorite page in this setup. This isn’t something made on my own, though: I took inspiration from Liz @ Bon Journal! She is so good with florals and has the best floral tutorials on Instagram, probably. I’m not sure whether I should color in the hollow lettering, though. Do let me know whether you think I should just leave it or color it in!
(Another) Quote Page
If that wasn’t clear, I really enjoy lettering quotes and things. I really liked this “365 new days, 365 new chances” quote, so I decided to write it in Amanda Rach Lee (aka a QUEEN) style. It’s pretty self-explanatory, so I really don’t want to drag it out.
2019 New Year’s Resolutions and Goals
Again, this set up is once more inspired by Amanda Rach Lee, as I liked how minimal her yearly set-ups were, while still being pretty and functional. I tried my best to emulate that, and here’s the result, I guess? I’ll be filling in my goals later and not showing them on this spread. I don’t really want to have spoilers for my New Year’s Resolutions post and more importantly, I need to take some time to properly finalize them before writing them down in pen and ink. I really do love how this one turned out!
2019 New Releases Calendar
I was inspired by wait for it, Amanda Rach Lee, for this future log set-up. Since I thought I already had a future log set-up for 2019 (but I now realize it’s a vague 2019 future log) I set up a 2019 new releases calendar in lieu of that. A
very long, I’m sorry post is coming in January of all my anticipated releases from January to June, and I’m so excited for it!
19 During 2019
I’ve seen challenges such as 18 before 2018, 19 before 2019 etc. challenges around the bullet journal community for some time, and since it would be too late to do those challenges, I figure it would be cool to make this spread about 19 things I want to do in 2019. I haven’t really figured out what I need to do for that, hence why it isn’t filled out.
2019 Future Log
The reason I didn’t do this earlier was that I thought I had already had one. I’m not sure whether I’ll do one for the rest of the year yet since I’m likely not to be using that journal for the second half of the year. I’m just going to be listing upcoming dates for upcoming months when I receive them.
Yes, the order of all my spreads is messed up.
I have many regrets.
2019 Master Plan
I saw this idea over at Little Coffee Fox, and I thought it would work really well in conjunction with my New Year’s Resolutions. Like many people, I get very optimistic about my New Year’s Resolutions … and then never carry them out. This spread forces me to look at both those resolutions and my monthly goals, and give them a set deadline or allocated block of time in which I can focus on that goal(s) in that month. I also appreciate how this spread makes room for 3 action points that I can do to achieve each goal.
That’s it for today folks, see you tomorrow!
I genuinely hope you liked these spreads, I tried my best, though I’m not that happy with some of how it ended up looking 🤷
Do YOU bullet journal or want to? Will you be starting one in 2019? What was your favourite (or least favourite) spread? Do you prefer a minimal or a more artsy style in bullet journaling?