My first bullet journal 😯 April edition! βœ¨

Hi everyone! I hope you’re well ❀️ It’s been a long time coming but I recently started my first ever bullet journal!! ✨ It does NOT feel like I started it at the beginning of April though, it feels much longer ago because the days are so spaced out (maybe it’s just that I’ve been waiting to share it for so long and it felt like a lifetime in the making πŸ˜‚).

I got very creative with it and ended up surprising even myself πŸ˜‚ My theme was…wait for it…Late to the party! πŸŽ‰πŸ˜‚ Ummm I couldn’t ship out invitations to the party because of this whole quarantine thing πŸ™Œ I came up with the idea for the theme whilst thinking of how long it has taken for me to start a bujo (is that how the cool kids say it?) and I was so incredibly excited to make it work. The ideas were flowing and I cannot wait to share it with you! I didn’t do many pages and a lot of what I did do didn’t get stuck to because I think my mood towards it went up and down like it does with a lot of hobbies I partake in (the honeymoon period lasts a hot minute πŸ˜‚). Let’s start with the notebook I used:

I got it from Sostene Grene in Cork the morning after the Indiependence festival last August…Ahhh it’s memories like that, that are playing a part in keeping me going right now…moving swiftly on from that topic though! πŸ˜‚

My index is the first style of writing that I ever associated with bullet journalling and I knew I would be including it from the get-go! I am yet to complete the rest of the page but I am planning on colour coding it and using sticky notes on every corresponding page. Until that is completed I will just show you the title!

Donuts make me happy is all I can say about this page and if there’s anything 2020 needs it’s more of that! 🍩

My first attempt at the page stating the month went horribly wrong as I first attempted to colour in the balloons and then backtracked thinking that I didn’t want to use all of the ink up in my nice pens 🀷 I’m pretty happy with how it turned out in the end once I fixed it (fixed = tearing out a page in frustration, regretting it but realizing there’s no going back and then starting all over again πŸ˜‚). I felt so bad for the torn out page that I used it to practice doodles for future pages though so all was not lost! πŸ™Œ

The next page features the books I wanted to read throughout April! πŸ“š My inspiration for this page was the idea of a wallflower at a party waiting to be picked to dance like the books on a TBR (I had the idea in my head and then my mum reminded me what the term was called πŸ˜‚). Even though April is basically over I think I might add a flower spiraling up the side of this page 🌱

You can tell I was in a mood when I designed the next page for the books I actually read. “Take a book, sit down and shut up. This is MY party” πŸ˜‚ I didn’t finish a lot of books because I’m reading so many at the same time (oh the struggle πŸ˜‚). The best kind of party would have a space dedicated to reading πŸ™Œ I’ve always wanted to have a bookcase page even if I was to never have a bullet journal but I think I might make it smaller in May to compensate for the empty shelves and not make myself feel guilty πŸ˜‚ Or maybe I will draw the shapes of books to fill it up and only write on the ones I’ve read πŸ€” I realize now that I’m after telling people to take a book quite forcefully from the shelf when there isn’t that much choice on them πŸ˜•πŸ˜‚ I’ll have to improve upon that next time!

Onto my daily goals which I called “a wish a day” πŸ•―οΈ The aim was to colour in the candle at the end of each goal if I completed it but I kinda forgot about the whole thing πŸ™„ If I do a May spread I might just leave this page out and replace it with a mood tracker as that would be interesting to take notice of considering my book page πŸ˜‚

And last but by no means least was my blogging schedule! I didn’t stick to the end of it as I changed my last post to something I felt like sharing at the time but for the most part I stuck with it πŸ˜„ (now you know that my next post will be my April favourites! I should have covered that up πŸ˜‚). I didn’t write it all in one go, I’d say I know 2 posts in advance what I’m gonna share on Elsie LMC so I kept coming back to update it but it was nice to have it there in-front of me as a reminder. I REALLY need to get better at planning what I’m going to upload so that there is less stress when the time comes around to actually do it. I find that I type out posts and then I’m not ready to share them yet but I feel like I have to in order to fill in the gap and I want to break that habit! πŸ™Œ

And that’s that! Thank you for checking out this post πŸ˜‰ Do you have a bullet journal? If the answer to that question is yes then what is your favourite page to include in it? I need ideas or else I’mma give up and my failure will be on your shoulders! On that note, Take care and I hope you have a lovely day! ❀️

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