So one day I was just browsing through the planner tag on Instagram, because I’m obsessed with the whole sticker weekly spreads but they just don’t work for me planning wise, and I found something about study tumblr, or studyblr. You guys, that is the most addicting tag on Tumblr. I already love Tumblr because I love to reblog pictures of books and gifs of movies, but now there are blogs solely dedicated to studying and organization? I have no hope.
I mean, look how gorgeous some of these are!
None of these pictures are mine by the way, but if you go to my tumblr, they’re all pictures I have reblogged from other blogs and you can find the sources there.
It was in that tag that I found the bullet journal. At first, I didn’t really know what it was, and I was kind of confused, but when I went to the bulletjournal tag on Instagram, I found hundreds of instas just dedicated to this new system of planning/journaling. And let me just say, I. Am. Addicted.
Before I get into my own journal, I want to share some of my favorite Instagrams and the ones that inspired me while setting up my own bullet journal!
So after stalking some bullet journal instagrams for a week or two, I finally bought one off of Amazon and got some pens from target!
I use the Leuchtturm Medium Notebook, Squared, 5.75 x 8.25 inches, Black (LBL12), which I got from Amazon for roughly $20 after shipping costs, which I think is pretty awesome. And the pens I’ve been using are either Sharpie pens, or the Staedtler triplus fineliner pens for color.
On the front of my journal, I put a bunch of book merch stickers as well as some Kawaii stickers I got from SweetKawaiiDesign off of Etsy.
My weekly spreads are pretty plain as of now, and I’m trying to think of ways I can switch them up, but I think I’ll save the experimenting for May or maybe even June. Right now, it just consists of school, work schedule, and tracking the 24 hours of each day on the top as my version of a separator.
The numbers that are between each day are the 24 hour separators I was talking about earlier, and that’s how I track things like school, studying, work, sleep, and now reading. I might add blogging into that, but I do a lot of rough draft work on my phone in between things, like class and work, so its kind of hard to draw those times in.
In the front of my bullet journal, which is probably my favorite park, I’ve got a full spread dedicated solely to the books I’ve read this year. I made a little bookshelf for them on the left, and then have them actually written out to the right. My goal on Goodreads is to read 35 books this year, but in my bullet journal, my goal is to fill up that whole page. It might not happen since it’s five shelves to fill of fake books, buuuut a girl can dream, right?
I also just recently added in a Things I Love page, mostly so that when I’m feeling stressed out or a little down, I can flip to it and be reminded about what makes me happy. They’re not super important things, but I kind of wanted to keep them to things or activities that make me happy in a simple sort of way.
And lastly I’ve got my inspiration page. I’m still adding to it, just like I’m still adding to my favorites page, and I think I like the way it’s coming along thus far. I like to flip back to this page when I’m feeling in need for some inspiration on how I want to decorate a weekly I’m making at the moment, or if I find something on Pinterest or Tumblr I find and want to keep for another time.
So there ya go, my bullet journal and studyblr addiction! I’m definitely loving it, and if I did monthly favorites, this would for sure be in it. Do you guys keep a bullet journal? How do you set yours up?
I hope everyone has a fantabulous day/evening/morning/whenever you’re reading this and happy reading!