Guurrlll, she be crazy!

Obviously, I’m talking about myself. 

Are you aware of this new-ish thing called bullet journaling? It’s kind of like a journal/day book/to-do list but it’s super pretty and very artistic.

Here are just a few examples of bullet journals that I snagged from Pinterest:

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This is just what I am looking for - a cheat sheet of different bullet journal page ideas! So helpful! The blog post also has a video and tons of layout inspiration that helped me get started.

Basically what you do is, get a journal with no lines, some I’ve seen use grid paper, and you just draw out your own datebook. Create a legend, colour code it, add “books to read” or “movies to watch” pages, etc. Who has time for that?! Seriously. Like sure, I guess once you get into it, it might be worth it.

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But we all know I’m crazy. And I fell in love with this idea. Yet, I’m also not exactly very artistic. Nor do I have the patience to sit down and achieve that level of insanity. But it’s still been in the back of my mind for months now. Probably just another reason for me to buy another journal. This is also one of the reasons that I decided to improve my handwriting (see here and here).

This past week, I was also re-introduced to the idea of a gratitude journal. You know, every day you write down at least 3 things you are thankful for in your life.

Well – being the completely sane and rational person that I am (I’ll pause here for a quick minute while you gather yourself up after the outburst of laughter which I am sure just escaped from your lips) I decided to marry the two ideas together!

After church today, I was out with a friend and bought myself a new journal with plain pages. Do you know how hard it is to find a journal with blank pages? No lines? It’s hard!

Then I got home and promptly sat in the kitchen with my pencil crayons and markers and created this:

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testing out how the markers wrote

 

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The last picture I took in my room after posting to Instagram. I am so thankful for this blog and the community that has grown around it, that I had to add it there on the bottom (which is also why it looks all wonky and instead of it saying NLFF it says NO LFF because I added it super quick while sitting in bed and not at a table).

I’m not sure I’ll add words each time, but I wanted to try out some of the fonts I found online. I just hope that I can keep this up. I have a feeling that in about a week this journal will be pushed to the side and forgotten. But I have a tiny shred of faith in myself to keep it up. I thought the same about this blog and I’m almost at 2 years now!! Will I be able to keep up with the blog, my new gratitude drawing project, and my secret double life? Only time will tell.

What are you thankful for today?

Happy Sunday folks!

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9 thoughts on “Guurrlll, she be crazy!

  1. I first heard about Bullet Journaling last year and thought it was a great idea, especially as I have several blank books just sitting around with nothing in them, because 1) you can’t tear the pages out if you totally screw up whatever you were writing, 2) it needs to be something that you’d actually want to keep around forever, not just a notebook full of your grocery lists for the year or something, 3) did I mention my handwriting really sucks so of course I only use pencils when I write unless I’m signing my name to something (mechanical pencils of course, because who wants to have to get up every two minutes to sharpen a pencil) so if I’m going to write something in a notebook I’d better either a) plan on keeping it around forever, or b) be able to rip the pages out if I don’t like what I wrote/screw up badly/it looks like a drunken chicken staggered across the pages repeatedly for like 5 hours straight. Also I’m a horrible procrastinator (actually I’m a terrific procrastinator, meaning I’m terrific at procrastinating everything) so I would write in it maybe once or twice a year…when I thought about it…and could find it in my mess I laughingly call my room…and if my cats haven’t torn it to shreds by the time I find it again….

    I’ve saved tons of ideas from Pinterest though, just in case I ever get motivated enough to actually do anything with this, as well as ideas from the Bullet Journal site itself, but so far that’s all I’ve done so, who knows if I’ll ever actually do anything with it. Coming up with ideas for my original writing projects is way easier than starting a Bullet Journal, and I’ve been working on my original projects since 2008, and haven’t gotten past the first few pages of one and the first page of the prologue of the other, so that should tell you something…

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    • Yeah I hate ripping pages out of journals as well. That’s why I love blogging because I can type and then edit without it being all messy. Pinterest is like a crafting trap for me. I have so many things saved that I will literally never get to. But it’s nice to have it there.

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      • Yeah I type all my posts into Word first and save them on my desktop, then copy and paste when I’m done. I have so many things saved on Pinterest, I even have a craft board for plastic canvas patterns that I will probably never get around to making, but at least I have them for inspiration. Now if only my furry grandbabies would outgrow the stage where they want to “help” Grandma make projects (see: play with the yarn), then maybe I could actually start making things again. 😛

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  2. I don’t even have a damn job and I’m very artistic and I cannot imagine having the time for that. Holy crap. I have about 50 blank journals… in a bin under my bed. I often cannot help myself. I’ve got some with lines, some without, some with pages that have pretty little designs on them, etc. All kinds. And a few sketch books, too. I doodle sometimes and I write all the time. But I don’t know where I’d find the time to do a datebook kind of thing like that. All my stuff like that is in my phone (my life and soul in rectangular form)… which is where I need it to be… so I’d just be doubling everything!

    And the whole gratitude thing? Well, you know me. I couldn’t do that if I wanted to. And I really really really don’t want to. People have told me to do that for as long as I can remember because it’s supposed to make me happy… cheer me up… snap me out of what’s actually a medical condition. So the whole idea kind of makes me want to scream like bloody hell. 🙂 But I know people do this kind of thing all the time. It’s just, you know, not for me. 😀

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