Last year I did an entire series of posts about My Bullet Journal journey. It was the first year I started, and I shared my tools, tips, spreads, mistakes, and ideas. I am using a Leuchtturm 1917 Medium Size Hardcover A5 Notebook with Dotted Pages in Purple for 2018. I hope you enjoy my spreads and ideas from my bullet journal. I’d love if you would share your own ideas or photos of your journals with me, too!
2018 Bullet Journal Posts
- 2018 Set Up
- January & February
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January & February Spreads
I didn’t do all of the beginning-of-year prep work in the front of my journal like I had planned. I left pages with a sticky note to hold spaces, and just recently I went back and created several of those pages. I still have 3-4 more spreads to go, but I am going to try to get those designed and finalized in March.
Birthday Master List
I did a beautiful spread last year for the birthdays of family and friends. It was very time-consuming, so this year I thought I would try to shake things up and do a new layout and something fresh. Can we add colorful, too? I found a similar spread to what I ended up creating and loved it. The only problem was…I very obviously had about 3X as many family and friends to list out on this page. I ran out of room and had to nix a few friends and their kids. I don’t like that I don’t have a complete list of loved ones here. That’s the drawback of this design. If you have a smaller circle of family/friends, this is an easy layout that would work. ALSO: Family members, quit having children on different days. We have no more room. Let’s get some planning going. Share some birthdays. There are plenty of dates to choose from.
February is MY Month
I celebrated my birthday this month on Feb. 22nd and I love how I decorated that week and my birthday! I wasn’t quite sure what I wanted to do for my February intro page. I kind of like how it turned out, but then I also wish I had done a reds theme with hearts and other February content.
March Sneak Peeks
I chose a greens theme for March. It is perfect for St. Patrick’s Day and I just so happened to have plenty of green washi tape. I had enough to do a different tape on each of my weekly spreads for the month. I started a new weekly layout for March, too. I’m hoping this new layout works better for me.
I also learned a hack for filling in your habit tracker. There are certain days where we don’t do certain things we’re keeping track of. For example, I don’t need to water my plants every day. Having so many empty boxes for that task (and others I don’t need to do daily) makes my tracker look a little down. The top portion looks amazing, and then the bottom half looks pitiful. I’ve decided to color in these particular blanks black to help clear up my tracker for myself and make it look more accurate.