Hello Everyone! 🙂
Oooooh my very first blog post…
I have been sitting here contemplating for more than I should about what my first post should be. I went to Instagram and after browsing through my feed and looking through the comments and messages I’ve received, I decided the best way to begin this is to delve straight into the big questions.
I’ve teased the day this blog would become live for a while now and in the meantime I have had so soo sooo many messages asking the same few questions and I think its only fair to give them the time and care they need and dedicate this entire post to them.
So, what is a bullet journal?
For all of you out there who have no clue what on earth a bullet journal is or still don’t fully understand how to use one, I promise I will try my hardest to explain this well for you.
Actually, before I even attempt to do that, I am going to post this fantastic video that runs through the basic ideas and structures of how it works. I mean, sometimes seeing things visually is a lot easier to comprehend than just a mass of text. This video is created by the wonderful Ryder Carol, the designer and architect behind the concept of the bullet journal.
Okay lets break this down, In the simplest of terms a bullet journal is an organisational system that allows you to dump all your thoughts, ideas, schedules, and basically anything else you can think of into one handy book that gives you the freedom to be as creative or simple as you wish. Does this sound like heaven… Or does this sound like heaven? (at least for an organisation freak with an obsession for stationary like me it sure is)
It incorporates both a DIY scrapbook journal as well as a coded organisational diary system of organizing your thoughts and life, I have to admit, as someone who is as obsessed with stationary, creativity, pretty things and colour coding hearing about the concept of bullet journalling from my friend Brittany literally set off alarm bells off in my head.
Okay, lets break this down a little further and show you the good stuff!
To begin with I searched high and low for a journal that both appealed to me visually and gave me the freedom to create my pages exactly how I wanted without any restrictions.
The journal I ended up picking was the Leuchtturm1917 notebook in emerald green and I cannot praise it enough! I chose the notebook that has a dot grid but you can chose to have a square grid, no grid or lined if that’s what tickles your fancy.
To start off with I created a key which allows me to keep an organised order throughout my journal, the key I chose is pretty standard among diaries and journals.
What’s super fun and unique with the bullet journal is that no single page is bound to the same design, in fact you literally have the freedom to create a design that suits your mood on the day you’re creating it. How awesome is that?
Weekly/Monthly and Future planning:
I’d like to take this time and quickly state how much I appreciate the wonderful efforts and work done by the genius and creative bloggers and instagram users I follow. A special thanks to Boho Berry and Tinyrayofsunshine for your positivity and countless posts of inspiration!
And there we go, I hope you enjoyed this quick introduction to the world of the bullet journal and I look forward to sharing more about this journey with you.
If you have any questions or requests please feel free to shoot me an email from the contact form, message me on instagram: @breeeberry or leave a comment below.