Sketchbook on iPad (March 2019)
It has almost been a year since I started my first bullet journal. While I don’t use mine as routinely as most bullet journal users, I have some tips on how to start a bullet journal. I also included some of my favourite spreads from the past year. 🤩
- Find a purpose for your journal.
- I decided one day not to buy agendas anymore. Instead, I bought my first moleskine. I don’t find it hard to keep up with my journal because I use it everyday and it’s a part of my routine like brushing my teeth!
- Google for inspiration.
- Being not creative “enough” should not be an excuse that keeps you from starting a bullet journal! I often google for ideas and customize the spreads to my liking. Once I tried out a couple spreads, I started to figure out the best format for me and what I absolutely needed in my planner.
- Don’t be afraid to try new things and mess up.
- Someone once said to me that they couldn’t start a bullet journal because they would get too stressed and scared about messing up. I think messing up is inevitable. I often write the wrong weekdays on my monthly spread and miss dates in my weekly spreads. But as time goes on, you will make fewer mistakes. Practice makes perfect!
- Don’t miss a day. Plan ahead, like WAY ahead if needed.
- If you know the next few months will be jam-packed, make all your entries in one or two sittings. When school is in session, I draw out the spreads every 3 months. This way I can plan ahead and not have to worry about my bullet journal.
- Enjoy the process.
- Enjoy the freedom and creative process of bullet journaling. I assure you when you are half a year in, a full year in, one journal finished in, you will look back and be proud of your work!!
Good luck and happy bullet journaling! 🤘
This was my first anatomical drawing of this “series”. We have access to this amazing bank of photographs for my anatomy course. I used it to jump start my next project. My mom inspired me to do this. She loves to draw, and she recently made it her goal to draw everyday, no matter how big the drawing or what she was drawing. The fact that she can keep her words, even though she is a very busy woman, motivated me to draw not everyday, but almost everyday.
Last year, on SBN, I showcased my series on recycling and waste items. I had a lot of fun narrating my story and my intentions with that project. I hope to do something like that this year but keeping it more on theme with my studies. I can’t wait for what’s to come. I hope to make myself proud by the end of the year and to inspire at least one other person. That’s all for now.
My favourite moments from this summer summarized in photos. 💯
Night market rejoicing.
Reach for the skies.
Edge of Nowhere Lighthouse.
Roadtrip cruising (Cannon Beach).
The colour yellow.