So the time has come – my old bullet journal has finally ran out of pages, and in comes the new journal!
This one is going to be a short one because I honestly don’t have that many spreads, and I generally don’t have ~too~ much to say on these spreads!
I really hope you like these spreads and credits to the amazing Amanda @ Amanda Rach Lee, always ❤
- Muji (White Cover) A5 Dotted Journal
- Sakura Pigma Microns 05 and 08 (0.45mm and 0.5mm)
- Sakura Pigma Brush Pen (Black)
- Sakura Pigma Micron Gelly Roll 08 White
- Black and Red Pentel Energel Pens
- Zebra Sarasa Clip 0.5 (Green)
- Tombow Dual Brush Pens: shade N15, pastel dual brush pen set
- Stabilo Boss Original Pastel Shade (Turquoise and Mint Green)
KEY AND GOALS SPREAD
When I was working on setting up my new bullet journal, I realised I had accidentally left two pages blank. While I knew I wanted to have my 2019 goals copied on the right side, I didn’t know what to do for the left, so I just inserted a quick little key. I normally don’t really need keys, but I thought it was a cute idea, so I left it there. Honestly, I feel like that spread is a little boring, but hey, it does the job. The right spread is clearly my 2019 goals spread. I just copied how I set it up in my previous bullet journals, and the image is really weird there because I realised I inked down my goals a little too early and I truly don’t feel comfortable with broadcasting all my goals to the Internet now, so.
I don’t know why there’s a huge grey square covering multiple areas and it is annoying me, BUT I don’t know how else to deal with it, and I can’t really be bothered to find another solution.
GRID SPACING CHEAT SHEET AND YEAR AT A GLANCE
I found this spread in Amanda Rach Lee’s bullet journal setup at the beginning of 2019, and it is literally one of the most useful spreads ever. And this one turned out SO pretty (for the most part) and I am a very happy camper. Yes, the half font thing and the calligraphy is annoying me (because my faux calligraphy isn’t the best) but I’m just going to ignore them. I LOVE the white on black effect and it came through so well here!
So on the right is my 2019-2020 year at a glance spread. I just started this from November 2019 and ended it at October 2020 because that represents a full year, but what’s annoying me is that I messed up the spacing between the second and third row, so I decided to put a little arrow there. I didn’t ink it in because I don’t know how I feel about it, and I like these arrow designs I guess? And I literally have no clue on what to do at the bottom. And yes, writing in these numbers were … really something.
END OF YEAR PLANNING AND QUOTE PAGE
I’m so proud of my end of year planning spread, because it is something I just made up and I’m really, hoping it’s going to be useful. So at the beginning of November, I’m going to write down all the things I want to get done by the end of the calendar year, key events, blog posts I want to publish, books I want to read and any other miscellaneous things!
And to the right, I put a classic little quote page. I promptly just realized that I forgot to put a second dot over the second ‘i’ in beginning, and I am very annoyed. Gotta love some T. S Elliot.
Honestly, I do all my future logs the same, so there is nothing special about this. I have always loved this layout and the flexibility of it! I think it is such a pretty layout (in a minimal way) and if I always need more months, I have space for that too!
LEVEL 10 LIFE
This is one that was in my collection bullet journal before, but when I saw this layout online, I really couldn’t pass it up. I always liked the idea of the Level 10 Life but felt that most of the layouts were a little pointless. I felt that this monthly template would be of more use and would force me to evaluate my life and myself every month, which is so, so important, and truly? I need this.
That’s all for now! I think this turned out pretty well, and I’m glad how it turned out.
Do YOU bullet journal or want to? Bloggers, do you do monthly plan with me posts? If so, link me to them, because I need to see all your gorgeous spreads (and let my eyes have a visual treat!). What was your favourite (or least favourite) spread? Do you prefer a minimal or a more artsy style in bullet journaling?