I’m Thinking of Starting a Bullet Journal


Some of you reading this blog will know how disorganised I can be from time to time. For those who don’t know me, let’s say I’m a master at sticking my head in the sand and allowing the worries of the world to pass swiftly over my head. I’m also adept at leaving things until the last minute, at least in my personal life, and scraping through by the skin of my teeth. I don’t think I lead a charmed life but things have a tendency to work out OK, on the whole, without too much trouble.

It is said personality traits can be viewed in both a positive and negative way, but I think it’s about time I took my head out of the sand and tried to change the way I do things, a little anyway. I know there are people close to my heart who will jump up in the air and will me to be successful at making such a change. I’m confident I can do it. When I put my mind to it, I can be very organised.

I’ve decided to give bullet journaling a go. It’s an idea I stumbled across when doing research for an article I was writing. It captured my attention, so much so I put the article on hold for a few hours and continued with my research.

What is Bullet Journaling?

A bullet journal is a planner system devised by Ryder Carrol. He has a brilliant video on YouTube that explains exactly what it is. The basic idea is to have a journal that uses certain elements such as an index, monthlies, dailies, collections, and a future log. Using the system it’s possible to plan for the future, track the past and be better organised.

It requires very little and you don’t need to worry about spending heaps of cash. All that’s required is a blank notebook (A5) and a pen. I’m hoping that once I get my head around the basic principles, I’ll be able to jazz my journal up with colours, doodles and lots of other interesting things. As well as being an aid to better organisation, I’m also planning to keep it as a reminder of what I’ve been doing with my life. The months fly past so quickly and when I look back I kind of wonder what I’ve been doing with my time. Don’t get me wrong, I’m in no way unfulfilled or a glass half empty kind of person. I love my life in Bulgaria, with my husband, three gorgeous dogs we’ve made part of our family, rabbits, chickens and a cat. Not forgetting, the beautiful Bulgarian countryside we’re able to enjoy every day.

I’ll try to give you some updates on how I’m progressing.