I began preparing for the new year sometime around mid-November. I first started looking into planning systems and, wow, did I learn a lot! There are so many planning systems and printable planners and then there is the bullet journal. If you don't know anything about bullet journaling (aka BuJo), it is the new thing. You can bullet journal everything and anything and I spent a couple of weeks trying to figure out how to do it, what I wanted to include in mine, and what layout worked for me. I tried my hand at a few pages:
Clearly, bullet journaling is not my cup of tea. My planner needs to be functional and efficient, while being pretty and colorful, and I'm just not gifted in the way I need to be to become a member of the BuJo tribe. In additional to lacking the artistic gene apparently needed to BuJo, I knew that there was no way I would realistically sit down every day or week to create the next batch of pages. I have a hard enough time finding energy to balance my checkbook, let alone to create pages that don't meet my standards for pretty.
However, I really love all the things you could track in a bullet journal. People are not just tracking their schedules with appropriate task lists. They are tracking everything and that is the appeal for me. One place to record everything because I need every detail in my life in one place where I can view it daily. Otherwise, it's out of sight, out of mind.
So what are people tracking?
I think you get the idea, but in case you don't, the most extensive list I have found with bullet journal ideas is from Christina.
So stay tuned for my next post because I'll be sharing a lot more on planning systems, my favorite ones, and where you can get FREE PRINTABLES for your own planner (doing my happy dance because I 💜 printables!). See you soon!