Thursday, June 2, 2016

Bullet Journaling, Part 2: Thoughts & Ideas

I'm back for the second part of my Bullet Journal reveal.

This is the part that REALLY helped me over the last school year.

How many of you are "jotters"?  

I am terrible about jotting down notes here, there, and everywhere and not being able to find them when I actually need them or forgetting about them until they show up in the most random locations at the most random times.

I use post-it notes, notebook paper, the back of junk mail envelopes, and anything else I can get my hands on when an idea pops into my head.

Well...I did.  Until the Bullet Journal came into my life.

Let me tell you about it.

In the back of my journal, I have added a section for thoughts & ideas.  If you look closely, you can see a sweet little piece of washi tape along the edge of one of the pages near the back.  That's where my "Thoughts & Ideas" section starts.  

Sidenote: Make sure you save enough room up front for all of the dates you want to include BEFORE starting your idea section!  :)

(Do you notice that tiny little blot of orange marker on the edge of the back cover?  Thanks, Mattie!  A little reminder of why we don't leave markers out within reach of the almost 2-year-old...)

Here's the washi tape edging close up.  I have a slight's a problem.

I made a little "mini-cover" on the first page of the "Thoughts & Ideas" section.  I use Micron pens for my lettering & doodling.  

I really LOVE Bic Cristal colored pens for my other writing in my journal.  Cheap & SO smooth!

After making the cover, I skipped one two-page spread to serve as my "Table of Contents", then I numbered the pages...

I started jotting notes about the women's retreat this fall that I'm speaking at on page one.  

After adding the title, I simply hop back over to my Table of Contents and add it on there.

It really starts to fill up quickly once you realize that you don't need anywhere else to "jot" your thoughts, so the Table of Contents becomes very helpful for cataloging your ideas.

Hope this is helpful!

Is anyone out there starting a Bullet Journal with me?  ;)

Talk soon!