Archer And Olive Black Out Journal
My September bullet journal I did in my Archer and Olive Black Out Journal that I got for my birthday.
It was super fun to work in. I look forward to getting some more new colors of pens to work in it with!
My monthly calendar page turned out a little small and squishy. Since I made a page for each day, I should have just written appointments events on that individual day’s page instead of the monthly calendar page.
I had the dates at the bottom of the page and then was trying to write things in a list form as I found out about them. My handwriting is no good, even when given ample space, so it looks terrible when I have to write in extra small spaces.
I like the way my daily tasks page looked and worked. I wish I would have arranged it with the individual days of the week and then that week’s task page, instead of having all the task pages at the end of all the individual day spreads. It would have made for a lot less flipping around.
I was happy with my weather page. Though I do need to get more creative because it was sort of boring, and I have basically done the same thing for the weather, ever since I started bullet journaling. It’s time to change it up a bit! I’m going to do some Pinterest research on that, and try and do something new in November.
Why not October? Because I got so excited at all the Halloween stuff for sale at Michaels that I went a little Halloween crazy. Then once I had all the stuff I couldn’t keep myself from working on it. So October is ready to go and extremely festive!
Blog Topic Track
This was nothing fancy, basically, it was just a list and each day when I wrote down what I posted about I used a different color. So it’s pretty to look at. Color coding for the category of what the post is about is another idea that I have had for the blog section that I have not played with yet!
My gratitude page sucked. It was cute and all but not super functional. Again my writing is not meant to be put in squishy small areas!
Most Proud Of
The spread that I’m the proudest of is my mood tracker. I used my stencils and color-coded and it turned out super cute and easy to understand with just a quick glance.
This is definitely my “page to beat” at the moment!
The trash can page was just a place where I dumped all the bad and negative thoughts that seemed stuck in my mind. It was an easy way to get rid of them. Around each thing, I made a cloudy sort of bubbly shaped border around it, to me, it looks like crinkled up paper in the trash. That is what I was going for! I’m not an artist so it may be a stretch for other people to see it. To me, it was really cool though!
My September theme is Henry David Thoreau. My dad is a lover of Thoreau so in honor of his birthday month, I used quotes and facts about him throughout my September pages.
Bullet Journaling Goal
My October spreads are done and I’m happy with how they look. Now, time will tell how efficient they are.
My goal is to figure out a daily/ weekly spread that I really like. So far I have not succeeded with that. I either wasted too many pages by giving each day too much space. Or the other problem I have run in to is just realizing the way I have it laid out is not practical, so then I don’t want to use it as my calendar and planner as I hoped to.
With Octobers pages ready to go, I have November and December to try out some new daily and weekly spreads. Hopefully, by January I can reach my goal of finding a spread that not only looks good but is functional and easy to use!
Best Part Of All This Month
The best part of all this month was my TBI symptoms tracker. It perfectly illustrates the crazy highs and lows of living with TBI. I used color codes for each symptom and you’ll see in the pictures below it was all over the place! I could use it on my social media with the caption ” now do you believe me when I say I don’t feel good?!”
So Much Fun!
Learning how to bullet journal is so much fun, and it is a perfect activity for me also. It is an easy hobby for me to do as part of my daily routine. Which we all know I have to incorporate it into my daily routine because I’m so OCD!
The best things about bullet journaling are that there is no wrong way to do it! It is totally about what you like and what works well for you and your life. Rehabbing from TBI is a frustrating struggle a lot of the time. Having something that I can just sit and take as long as I want to and do however I want to gives me something to really look forward to. Not to mention it helps me keep track of things since my brain is still so bruised and I’m so forgetful!
If you love journals and planners and you haven’t tried bullet journaling you should go for it!