Have you tried bullet journaling? Sometimes I’m slow to catch on to things going on around me. I kind of live in my own little cocoon.
I rarely watch TV. Never listen to radio. You might have to send a pigeon my way for me to get a message that isn’t online!
Bullet Journaling Craze:
Suddenly I started seeing bullet journaling. And the first thing I thought was: I can’t do this. I can’t even read my own writing.
Not only is my handwriting not pretty. Or readable. It is abysmal to tell you the honest truth.
So why would I try this task? I guess because I hate to say I can’t do something.
I seriously want to try it.
The thought of taking a pen and putting it to paper, intentionally trying hard to make whatever I doodle look good, is kind of a scary thought.
But then I read there are erasable pens.
I guess that tips my fear a bit in the other direction.
A little bit.
I mean, this isn’t sky diving or anything. It’s taking pen (or pencil) to paper.
(This is by Boho Berry and she has built a huge following with her blog in a really short amount of time.)
So I’ve been reading up on various kinds of journals. (Creative Savings will touch on that. And as you can surmise, she’s all for frugal.)
I think I’d like the journal pages that are full of small dots. It would help me draw a straight line if I had a ruler at hand.
So many pens and pencils:
And then there are the plethora of pens and pencils I’ve never even heard of that I’d like to take a look at. Starting small.
I can see that it doesn’t have to be an expensive hobby, unless you want it to be.
I can also see where it could actually be cathartic. Because every writer knows that the very act of writing something down is a step in the right direction.
So I started a Pinterest page the other day on this topic. You can find it here.
5 Reasons I want to start a bullet journal:
1. I can’t keep a doctor’s appointment card to save my neck. I always lose it. This would get me organized.
2. I have all these goals in my head, and before I can hope to achieve them, I’ve forgotten what they were.
3. I need a reminder for things like birthdays, etc. Yes, I’ve purchased planners, but manage to forget about them until the year is about over. I’m hoping that doing something creative would get me motivated.
4. I want to hold myself accountable for things I want to accomplish.
5. I want to prove to myself that my handwriting is not completely hopeless. Yes, there will be a learning curve.
From what I’ve seen so far, this seems to be kind of a millennial-aged kind of thing. But surely there are Baby Boomers out there doing this.
I mean, we’re the ones that are getting forgetful and need to remind ourselves about things! I had a pretty good memory when I was their age.
Now I’m lucky to remember what I wanted to comment about when I get to the bottom of a blog post and my brain refuses to clear.
Here’s a Buzzfeed post you might want to read as well.