By: Sydney D
So if you're a student like myself, you have probably already searched up over a hundred ways to stay organized this school year on Pintrest and or Instagram. Pages filled with filing systems, flow charts, corkboards, and journals have covered your screens and filled your mind. It probably happens every year honestly.
This year however, I've seen a bit of a laser focus on bullet journals. I don't know if it's because we as a society have become more into the minimalist lifestyle. Or if the creative community has gotten a little tired of the traditional planners and journals that are used year in and year out. And in my case abandoned in approximately nine months.
So I- like many others- have decided to make the transition. (Or at least attempt to.) Out with the old and in with the new! Now let's see how it's coming along so far...
1. My current planner
I started using this planner this past April after two solidifying events. First, I lost my old 2017-2018 planner. And second, I was unable to find said 2017-2018 planner. (Don't judge it was part coloring book part planner I'm understandably upset still!)
As you can see it's equipped with crossed out dates, arrows for moved events, and several red exclamation marks for important deadlines. I personally think it's what the average planner would look like. Besides my lack of color coding (there was no need this past school year) I like to think it's not dull at all. (I mean the cover looks very cute)
The main pro I would give traditional planners would be the designated area for important numbers, names, and passwords. However I do lack the space I have to write in what I need to do for the day. Yes, I know there is a breakdown of the days behind the calendar, however I- personally- never look there.
2. My Bullet Journal*
*This isn't my journal
Up above is what a traditional Bullet Journal typically looks like. Mine is going to look nothing like that. It's going to be more of a fusion of a bullet journal and an art journal. Just because I like the idea of reading back though it and not only find important dates and events I had. But also memories and experiences I had on those important days.
Plus if a bullet journal is just a "To Do" list, than it's really just a planner and not a journal. See what I did there? So here are the photo's of how my journal is looking so far!
I hope you liked seeing what my planner and journal currently look like. And I'm looking forward to doing an update post on my journal maybe in a few months! If you have cool tricks and ideas that you use in your journals or planners leave a comment below! I'd love to hear about them.
And as always, thanks for reading!!
A 18-year old who spends most of my time reading and taking photos. Most of what I write here is just things that I personally hope is interesting, important, or at the very least funny.
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