After much research, I decided to do a more proper bullet journal for 2018, like in all the cute videos and guides online.
I picked a pink Scribbles that Matter A5 journal. It has 100gsm paper and pre-numbered dot grid pages, and two book marks. I love that it is prenumbered. I had to put numbers on the pages of my old bullet journals, and my old lab journals, and let me tell you, it is boring and tedious as heck. But also, this journal comes in pink. I am a sucker for pink.
Will I use a key this year? Nah. But I am going to try better to use the index, even though I am SO lazy about it.
Sometime I did last year but did not show in my post was my 2017 goals. I didn’t show it for last year because I only accomplished one goal….graduate. ;_; For 2018, I have fewer goals, and will add more as I come up with them.
I also have a wishlist for 2018! For now, it is a laptop to replace the laptop I got from school (I will have to return it)(also I technically already accomplished this want ;__; whoops), a laptop bag (my current one is falling apart), a second STM journal when this one runs out (my last Bullet Journal lasted the whole year and had pages left over, but since I am doing more pages in this one, it may not last the whole year), and another MD Midori A5 gridline notebook, because I really love the one I have now. It is sort of a random note companion to this bullet journal.
Like last year, I did a yearly outpage set up. Usually I would put events like Nakakon and Paradiso on here, but my future is very fuzzy and mysterious right now. I will probably just have to fill these out month by month.
I wanted to change up my monthly view and habit tracker a bit, and instead, I didn’t. The only major change here is that I added a mini calender to the monthly view. I think for February, I will try something else, but I really like the mini calender. Also added a mood tracker to my habit tracker, but not sure if that will really be useful or not.
First week of January, and it is kind of an awkward set up. I want to keep the daily diary bit somehow, but this feels weird. I also am changing the weekly menu plan to be incorporated into each day’s things to do list. I also need a yoga tracker. One of my goals for 2018 is to do 50 hours of yoga, so that is approximately 70 minutes a week.
This was also where I found that some of my Jellyroll pens bleed like heck through the pages.
Weekly layout for later in the month. This leaves more room for the daily diary part, but it also feels like almost too much room. I will just have to play around with it and see. What I did before was write out the dates for the daily diary and then have leftover room for miscellaneous notes, so maybe I will do that here too.
This is new! Years ago, I would have little cash planners that I bought from GMarket to help budget. After awhile, I just stopped with it. However, I am going to try to track my expenses with this page. I have a few bills that I always have (rent, phone, car insurance and dental insurance), but the rest of the page is blank for things like gas, groceries, and frilly dresses ;_;.
On the other page, is a brain dump page. My old bullet journal had space for notes every week, but some weeks, I would write nothing, and other weeks, I would write a lot. I am not sure if just one page is enough for brain dump or if I will use it while it is so far away from the weekly pages.
I really thought about doing extra cute doodles to decorate, but in the end, I really just wanted to use some washi tape and random stickers. I feel like having extravagent flowers and things around the edges of the page is a waste of space.