Hi to All!
How the heck are ya? Long time no talk (… blog? I don’t know, but it is good to be back.)Here is another post on setting up a bullet journal. I love reading blog posts/watching videos about how people set up their bullet journals because everyone is different and every bullet journal is unique.
My bullet journals are different from one journal to the next. This time is even more different because I have even switched to a new notebook. This picture shows my old bullet journal in a Leuchtturm 1917 notebook in the color berry and my new bullet journal in the new gray and yellow notebook by Scribbles that Matter.
Here is a quick compare and contrast table showing the Leuchtturm 1917 A5, the Scribbles that Matter, and the Moleskine A5 notebooks:
|Leuchtturm 1917 A5 Notebook||Scribbles that Matter||Moleskine A5|
|Cover Type||Hard||Hard||Hard or Soft|
|Dimensions||5.71” X 8.27”||5.7” x 8.3”||5” x 8.25”|
|Paper Weight||80 gsm||100 gsm||70 gsm|
|Pre-Printed Pen Test Page||*|
|Elastic Closure Band||*||*||*|
* means that the notebook has the feature
I recently came across the Scribbles that Matter notebooks, but I think they have been around for a minute. I am so glad I ordered one. It is a great addition to the selection of notebooks that we bullet journalers gravitate towards.
Before I get started with my new journal, I wanted to recap what my old journal was like. Here is the link to my Plan With Me post. I kept it simple. I felt like I didn’t or wouldn’t have time to do all the tracking in habit trackers and spreads like that. Although it worked out ok, I found that I was much less motivated. There was no referring back to my progress or seeing how well I was doing at certain goals. This time around, I decided that I would have to change that. I wanted to make lifestyle changes, health changes, make better progress around my home, improve in activities with my kids, and other stuff.
Enter my new notebook… There are a ton of color combinations to choose from. I purchased this gray and yellow notebook. I love bright colors, but gray is so relaxing to me. I enjoyed all the features the notebook offers and the cover is so fun with all the designs.
I began planning my notebook in early March. I used some extra pages from the Leuchtturm bullet journal to make a running list of all the things that I wanted to track and include in the next journal. Once I had the list, I used a new printable to plan the order of spreads and pages. I read a good line from the NaNoWriMo site. It stated that there are planners and ‘pantsers’. Obviously, we are all planners, but I like to plan my bullet journal. There are also some people that don’t plan and like to fly by the seat of their pants, i.e. pantsers. I thought it was fitting in this case as well. Here is my planning sheet after everything is filled in.
Although the planning sheet I created was initially for the Leuchtturm, it worked pretty well for the Scribbles That Matter notebook because they are pretty similar. I wrote down pages and spreads in pencil and moved them around as needed. For the pages that I would be using a printed sticker, I indicated with either a “P” for those that needed to be created or a circled “P” for those that I already had.
Here is the documents I used 🙂
- Bullet Journal Planning Sheet with Key and Notes
- Bullet Journal Planning Sheet
- Bullet Journal Planning Sheet with Page Titles
I wont bore you all with a page-by-page, but here are a few new pages that I have created:
Make sure that you visit the library to check out the new printable PDFs.
In the next couple of weeks, I will be looking at reformatting of the library as the current system doesn’t seem to be the perfect fit. It is a work in progress, so we will see if I can find an easier to navigate format.
I am almost done filling in the final details into my bullet journal and will be filming a flip through for the Planet Plan It YouTube channel soon. Make sure you tune in. If you haven’t already visited, click here to watch the current videos.
I hope you enjoyed seeing my bullet journal set up and enjoy the new printables. I am also working on others that will soon be uploaded. Make sure you are subscribed to the Planet Plan It newsletter to receive the current access codes needed.
Have a great day,
Supplies used and mentioned
Scribbles That Matter Notebook: http://amzn.to/2oZU5Qz
Leuchtturm 1917 A5 in Berry: http://amzn.to/2pbgw1W
Moleskine Notebook: http://amzn.to/2nHl42Y
Sharpie Fine Point Pen: http://amzn.to/2oZLJIs
Sticker paper: http://amzn.to/2pb8xSF