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I’ve Joined the Bullet Journaling Movement

Have you heard of Bullet Journals?  People on the DL called it BUJO.  I still call it bullet journaling.  I’m not advanced enough for nicknames.

If you haven’t heard of it go here for an intro and then go to A Wild Rumpus YouTube page to find the joy in the Bullet.

Getting into Bullet Journaling has a sharp learning curve.  And spending frenzy.

There are a lot of pens.  Lots and lots of pens.  There doesn’t have to be, but then what would the fun be in that.

We have a new router that helps keep out websites unsuitable for lovable little families like mine and it turns the internet off the kids’ gadgets at 10pm.  If they knew how I felt about pens, I think the router would block me from The Goblet Pen Company website.

I got a catalogue of pens in the mail.  It was my favorite thing in the mail all week.  My daughter asked why anyone wanted a catalogue of only pens.  I couldn’t begin to explain.  I simply said, “Because they’re so pretty.”

So now I have an excuse to have many wonderful pens.  I can make amazing pages that keep me organized. It’s perfect and wonderful.  Except that when you first set it up, you spend a lot of time deciding which pages you want in your journal, and how to design them and if your handwriting should be seen by anyone else.

This isn’t my first bullet journal, but like I said, there is a learning curve.  I was using it as a general calendar.  I want it to be more than just a list of appointments.  I decided I wanted to use it to keep track of my goals and to keep track of my goals and how I’m doing with them.

I’m not doing very well, but that’s for another day.

And I decided I needed to buy sparkly horse and cat stickers.

Bullet Journal Needs

And if you used to scrapbook about ten years ago, you can use those leftover stickers as well.

bullet journal supplies

pencil case with sheep on it and pencil case with woman on it.

4 Comments

  1. Megan Goates says:

    Pens! Pens! Pens!

    1. Marianne Hansen says:

      I need a kickstarter campaign to pay for my habit. is it used for that?

  2. Sibyl Govan says:

    Oh, me too! Pinterest and Instagram are great places for Bujo inspiration. But they also kind of make me want to poke my eyes out with my pretty pens.

    1. Marianne Hansen says:

      And I don’t think real people can make some of those pages. My pages look like a grade school kid did them. I’m hoping to look like I’m in jr high by the end of the year.

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