Bullet Journal 101: Pre-Planning

Bullet Journal 101: Pre-Planning

hi everyone its Kara here from boho berry and I am so excited today cuz I am back with week number two of bullet journal 101 and week number two we’re going to be focusing on pre-planning for your first bullet journal or your next bullet journal but before we dive in I really wanted to thank you all so much I’ve been getting so much positive feedback throughout this course and I know I said this last week but I can’t even begin to tell you how much I appreciate it and how much I love hearing back from you all that you’re enjoying the course and the questions that you’re coming up with as we go as well so thank you so much for that and as I do with every video in this series I do want to stress the fact that I am NOT the creator of the bullet journal I highly highly recommend that you go check out bullet journal comm and check out all of writer Carol’s advice he’s the one that created the bullet journal over three years ago and he has so much great information on the website if you haven’t been there please please please go check it out I have been getting so many requests to do a getting started series so that’s why I’m embarking on this trying to make it as comprehensive as possible for you all but ultimately I highly recommend that you go straight to the source when you’re first starting out before you dive into this course or any similar series that’s out there alright so with all of that being said let’s go ahead and jump in because I have a feeling this video might be a little bit longer than the rest because we have a lot to cover but today we’re talking about pre-planning and what I mean by pre-planning is simply sitting down and trying to figure out what you want or need your bullet journal to do for you each bullet journal out there is as unique as each and every one of us there is no one-size-fits-all bullet journal and while I know that there’s so much inspiration out there and I don’t see anything wrong necessarily with taking inspiration from others online I do think that your bullet journal is going to be a hundred percent unique to you and the more unique to you it is the better it’s going to serve you so that’s what we’re going to dive into today and try to gain clarity and help you to start off on the right foot with your bullet journal so I’m a huge proponent that being prepared and kind of brainstorming doing some mind mapping ahead of time all of those things are going to help to get you started off on the right foot with your bullet journal and I wholeheartedly believe that it’s a great idea to get an idea of what you want your system to do for you before you dive in so today we’re going to talk about a couple different aspects of pre-planning the first is to do some brainstorming and in brainstorming you’re basically trying to answer the question of what do you need your bullet journal to do for you while brainstorming was originally created as a method to help groups come up with new ideas it can be equally as helpful when you’re doing it on your own so brainstorming can be as simple as writing down a list of ideas on a page so I’m going to show you through a few of my old bullet journals and some of my different brainstorming examples unfortunately I don’t have my very first brainstorming list because it was done on a scrap piece of paper that I no longer have but I do have quite a few examples throughout my bullet journals to show you so we’re going to go over a few of those just to kind of show you what I’m talking about when I’m talking about brainstorming so this is my very first bullet journal that I started back in August of 2015 you’ll see when I flipped to the very first one that I have bookmarked here this was some brainstorming I did when thinking about my new bullet journal for 2016 so this is kind of some advanced brainstorming it’s not as simple as just writing out a list of ideas on the page but this will kind of give you an idea of how I was planning on laying things out for my very next bullet journal there’s a lot of things you might want to consider when planning for your bullet journal so you might want to think about what type of notebook will suit me best do I want to be in a bound notebook like the like darn or the moleskin do I want to be in a ring binder like a file fax a disk bound system a traveler’s notebook what kinds of things do I want to keep track of on a regular basis like habits projects work deadlines school assignments and then also what areas of my life do I need to set and review goals for like personal development health and fitness finances my career and then do I need to organize multiple schedules and recurring events like extracurricular activities for the kids class schedules work schedules doctors appointments things along those lines so when you’re brainstorming I’m just going to start flipping through these and I have a few others where these are definitely more lists you can see here are some of those questions I was talking about what layouts work best is keeping business and personal together working for me functions that I want my bullet journal to cover for me we’ve got more here this one again is a little bit more organized I had things that I wanted to keep in my bullet journal things I wanted to let go of and things that I wanted to try and then see I’ve got more here right here this is was my final brainstorming list I was kind of mapping out what I wanted my 2016 bullet journal set up to be like and then I’ve got another one here where I was planning out my blog and business bullet journal which I no longer keep separate but I was kind of coming up with ideas of what I wanted to include there and then moving on to my next bullet journal I have a couple of spreads in that one as well this very first one this one is actually a mind map where this one I wasn’t actually planning for my bullet journal itself but I was trying to get a handle on my ongoing schedule for my monthly weekly and daily tasks so I was doing some mind mapping so that’s another way to kind of brainstorm and pre plan so you would start with your central topic or theme and then kind of branch off into these other main ideas and little details about each idea so that’s another great way to brainstorm as through mind mapping this one wasn’t really a brainstorming session but I thought it was very fitting it was me asking myself some of those questions it was why do I plan and I had some ideas here of why I plan one is to keep track of all my tasks taking the time to sit with my planner relaxes me and planning helps me to maintain a forward momentum in my life so this was kind of aunt that question of what is my why why do I plan and then here I had just a little list in between some of my dailies of some hacks that I wanted to try like a daily food log tabs for frequent pages perpetual shopping lists and then hacks that I currently is that I wanted to keep so there’s so many ways to brainstorm and my favorite way again is just to start writing down a list once you’re done with your brainstorming session you should have a pretty good picture of what you want your bullet journal to contain and then you should be able to use your list or your mind map to kind of pick out some themes and wrangle your thoughts into a more organized plan so here you’ll see my plan for my Filofax bullet journal and this is the one I’m going to be moving into in January so I was mapping out the different sections that I wanted to have in my bullet journal what I needed to track monthly and some other miscellaneous things so this is another brainstorming example page so again once you’re done with all of your brainstorming you should have a pretty good picture of what you want your bullet journal to contain and the very next step that I recommend after that brainstorming and pre-planning is to do a little bit of practice so before we dive into supplies I wanted to talk briefly about practice if you’re a member of any of the bullet journal groups on Facebook chances are you’ve seen people who are struggling with the fear of getting started and maybe you’ve even been that person I know I was at some point I’m going to show you here my very very very first bullet journal I know that I said that turquoise one was my first bullet journal but this is actually my first bullet journal this notebook is from I want to say staples or Target it’s a markings brand notebook it was super cheap it is a dot grid which I was very lucky to find but I actually started bullet journaling back in September of 2014 and I started and then I didn’t stick with it and you can see I had my key here I had a little envelope for some receipts I had my index I’m giggling at myself because this is going to be proof to y’all that practice definitely makes perfect but this was my first September stats tracker my first attempt of the tracker I had my first monthly spread September tasks I did have some things glued in here but I think I took them out at some point and then we had my first daily spread you can kind of see this you can see a resemblance between this and my current bullet journal but I even had a calendar in here holy cow I haven’t looked at this in a while so y’all are getting my reaction but yes I had a birthday spread here I had another daily page and the key here with practice is what I mean by practice is while you’re waiting on your notebook or your pen or whatever it is that you’re waiting on to get started just grab any old notebook that you have laying around and play around with it set up some different layouts write out some different daily pages you can see that I never continued here I kind of gave up on it back then I don’t think I was quite ready to dive into the bullet journal system but it’s kind of fun to flip back through here and I keep this on my desk for that reason but really with that fear of getting started I think that there’s something about a brand new notebook that can be it can be really exciting and it can be really daunting all at the same time and stagefright is very common among beginners not wanting to mess up their brand new notebook that they so carefully picked out so my biggest tip to overcome that fear is to practice in a cheap notebook or even loose leaf paper before you dive into your journal of choice so spend a few days trying out different layouts getting a feel for the flow of the system in your practice bullet journal and you’ll feel a lot more confident when it’s time to dive into your precious new bullet journal so now I want to talk a little bit about supplies and I’m not going to dive too too deep into any of my supplies here today because I do already have a whole video about my bullet journal supplies which I’ll link up in the corner for you for sure so you’ll be able to check those out but I just wanted to kind of do a brief overview of my recommendations and some of the popular supplies out there as well so now that you have a good idea of what want your bullet journal to do for you it’s time to start thinking about those supplies that you’re going to need and I do want to stress something from the bullet journal website that I love when you first click on getting started it says all you need is a notebook and a pen and that is so so true I actually reached out to the boho berry tribe over the weekend and I requested some pictures of people using the not popular notebooks or the cheapy notebooks just to show you all an example and proof that all you really need is a notebook and a pen you don’t need the fancy materials or supplies that everybody recommends or uses you can use whatever you have laying around the house and while many in the bullet journal community myself included recommend specific notebooks and pens it’s important to stress that you do not need to go out and spend a fortune to get started so here are some great examples from the boho berry tribe of what you can do even with the simplest of tools okay so let’s dive into my personal recommendations and these are bullet journal supplies that I have used and loved and the first one is the LOI term 1917 a5 dot grid notebook I know that’s a mouthful but that’s basically these right here this is what I first started with and I absolutely love these notebooks y’all you’ve got the elastic closure they come in a huge variety of beautiful colors they have two bookmarks and all of the pages are already numbered for you which is wonderful and you also have an index at the front that’s already laid out for you so all you have to do is fill that in with your page numbers on the left so that’s great and then at the very back there are some perforated pages if you ever want to take notes that you need to tear out and then there’s a pocket in the back as well and what’s great about these notebooks is they all come with these little labels for archiving so you can see I have my labels on the spine and on the front and I just love these notebooks so many people use them and that’s for good reason I do have a very detailed review of these notebooks comparing them to another popular notebook which is the mole skin dot grid softcover so if you’re curious about that I’ll link that as well my second recommendation for a notebook is actually a step up from that this is still a Loyd term 1917 but this is the official bullet journal notebook and this is what I currently use as my bullet journal and writer Carroll himself uses a light dome as his bullet journal and he actually collaborated with the folks over at like Durham to develop the official bullet journal notebook now this one contains all the elements from the regular like term with the addition of a third bookmark which is fabulous it has this beautiful embossed logo I don’t know if you can see that there and unfortunately it does only come in black that’s my one drawback to this notebook it only comes in black but I decorated mine by putting a little vinyl mandala sticker over the cover I also did a quick first impressions of this notebook I’ll link that video for you as well if you want more details but the basic difference here is obviously you have the third bookmark it has a key for your different signifiers up front it has some tips for getting started a four-page index which is great and then it has a dedicated future log spread and then the pages are still numbered and everything just like the original light charm but then in the very back you have an introduction to bullet journaling and it gives you a brief overview of the system of rapid logging and some different tips and tricks along the way how to set up your collections your future log your monthly log all those things that we’ve been covering so far how to handle migration and indexing so there’s a lot of information in this notebook it’s great especially if you’re trying to get someone into bullet journaling this is a great gift because everything is all set up already with instructions for you I’ll definitely put a link where you can purchase one of these in the show notes below and now we’re going to dive into some pens and these are the pens that I use on a regular basis and I absolutely love in my bullet journal the first is this fabric Castile Pitt artist pen I use this pen for everything black within my bullet journal and hopefully that is focusing for you but this is the fabric Castile Pitt artist pen I love these it’s a felt-tip pen as you can see here I get it in the S which is a point three millimeter tip I find that to be the perfect size for writing in my bullet journal what I love about these pens is how black they are they are super black it’s um it’s an India ink and they’re water resistant smudge resistant and they won’t fade over time they’re acid-free so I absolutely absolutely love these pens the second pens that I use on a regular basis in my bullet journal are the Staedtler tri + fine liners and I use these for color and color coding within my bullet journal you’ll see these a lot in my habit tracker my time trackers I mainly mainly use these for color coding and I absolutely love them these again are felt-tip they’re 0.3 millimeters these do fade over time they are not acid-free but they are dry safe they don’t they don’t smudge so that’s great and then finally I have my tombow dual brush pens and I absolutely love these brush pens I use them a lot for again color coding and coloring and headers and things like that what I love about these is this brush tip I can color things in and it does not bleed through the pages of my notebook and I absolutely absolutely love that and then last but not least are my fountain pens and I absolutely love fountain pens I use these more than just in my bullet journal I use them on a regular basis pretty much everywhere else but these are two of my favorites and two of the cheaper ones on the market because fountain pens can definitely get expensive but this is the pilot metropolitan and the Lommy all-star I did do a comparison video between these two if you’re trying to figure out a good fountain pen starter pen for yourself so I’ll link that in the show notes below for you as well but the thing I love about fountain pens is that first of all they’re a pleasure to write with they write super smooth and then you can refill them with different colored inks and basically your pen changes with your mood so if you want to get rid of the black ink and put in some purple whatever you want to do you can change it up all the time I just love how smooth they write plus they’re gorgeous and just so fun to write with so those are my recommendations for supplies of course there are so many different notebooks and pens out there so I’m going to include a list in the show notes below of some other really popular brands of notebooks and pens for you also if you go to my blog today boho berry calm I’m going to have this video kind of as a text and pictures post for you so if you want to see any of the spreads that I showed you earlier if you want to see any of those up close if you want links to any of the products that I mentioned and also if you want to see that full list of other brands of notebooks and pens that are popular I recommend you head over to my blog today and I’ll have all of that available for you so that is all I have for you all today on the pre-planning aspect of getting started with your bullet journal next week we’re actually going to be diving into bullet journal basics so all of those little points that I covered in last week’s kind of introduction video we’re going to be diving deep into each of the different sections that make up a bullet journal like the index the monthly log the daily log etc one thing that I wanted to mention today before I let you go is a great great guide by Kim over at tiny ray of sunshine she created a bullet journal reference guide which is basically a sketchnote PDF and it guides you through each and every tiny little step of getting started with a bullet journal I absolutely love her guide I actually took it with me to the planner con in Atlanta and passed it out to anyone who was interested I thought it was that good and actually writer Carol from bullet journal comm the inventor of the bullet journal he thought it was that good as well and he has it up for free on his website too along with translations in a bunch of different languages so this is a guide that has definitely taken off it’s been helpful to so many and the fact that it’s been translated in so many different languages is absolutely incredible to me so I’ll definitely link that down below for you and I recommend printing that off and keeping it as a handy guide with your bullet journal as you’re getting started also next week I’m hoping to start diving into some of your questions that you’ve all had for me along the way anything that fits in with bullet journal basics I’m going to try to get that covered so if you have any more questions about the basics of bullet journaling absolutely drop those in the comments section below and I’ll try to get those answered for you in next week’s video as far as all of the other advanced questions that I’ve been getting ones that are specifically geared towards college students or professionals things along those lines that aren’t necessarily covered within the basics I’m thinking about doing a final part to this series that’s basically going to be a Q&A so any questions that I was not able to answer within the basics of the series I’m going to do a Q&A at the end so you all can look forward to that I don’t want to leave any questions unturned so thank you all for watching I’m sorry if this video was a little bit longer than most but I had a lot to cover today I’m looking forward to seeing you back here next Monday for the third part in bullet journal 101 which is going to be bullet journal basics and besides that I’ll see you all here on Friday for my regularly scheduled video bye [Music] you

91 thoughts on “Bullet Journal 101: Pre-Planning

  1. what kind of journal (like leuchtturm or moleskine) do you recommend. I really would like to have a journal with good quality paper

  2. just what i needed to see/hear before starting my new bullet journal! i've been feeling so overwhelmed and scared to start, so thank you sososo much!!!

  3. As always the video is great. I was able to walk away with a 'to do list' of things to think about. Thanks for the tips on different was to brainstorm. I will be working on that for my 2017 planner. You have done a good job at keeping this simple and giving us bite size pieces so we are not overwhelmed. Thanks again for the series.

  4. Hi Kara!! Thank you for your awesome work and dedication! I had asked you about this in the Tribe Q&A and was most excited for this video! I just went through a planner slump and you just gave me all the motivation I needed to get back to it!
    And thank you for featuring my picture! Wow!! Much love from Paris ❤️❤️

  5. Not exactly a question, but BuzzFeed recently published a BuJo Mental Health Tracker, with step by step instructions, and it has been so helpful for me, living with mental illness, I think it's worthy of at least being mentioned since Journaling can help so many people overcome depression or anxiety or cope with chronic mental illness such as bipolar disorder (my case).
    Great job so far! I'm almost a month into my BuJo and you helped me so much that I found my own style and don't find these videos new to me, but they would have helped so much when I was just getting started, I bet most people are loving them.

  6. Hi Kara! Loved to see your very first BuJo! Learning so much from your experience and tips! Thanks for the classes and much love from Rio de Janeiro!

  7. Loving the series. Thanks for sharing!! Your series have really help me out a lot. Just to let you know, I email Ryder and he is coming out with the bullet journal in more colors. Didn't say when.

  8. Hello, since I discovered your channel i just can't stop watching your videos! I had heard before about the bullet journal method but, to be honest, it has been thanks to you that i decided to start my own one.
    I'm from Spain and I love how you explain everything, your voice is very clear and easy to understand so please keep doing this kind of videos 🙂

  9. I was curious if you had a plan to dig into Indexing a bit more indepthly? I titled my Index pages but haven't been using them bc I'm not sure how to tackle organizing them. I'd love to see how you & The Tribe have handled it.

    LOVING this series! Thanks!

  10. When you said some people are scared to start you basically described the last 2 weeks for me! I bought everything had everything I needed and kept stopping myself from starting it because I was afraid of messing it up. I finally started a few days ago! I LOVE you pages and your videos!

  11. I tried to download the Reference Guide on tinyrayofsunshine, but the dropbox link won't load for the English translation. I guess I should contact them directly, but do you have another link that I could try?

  12. Do you feel that the Faber Castell Pit pens last you a long time? They're slightly more than I'd like to pay for pens, but if they last a while I wouldn't mind as much

  13. Just purchased a journal and supplies online, it's coming tomorrow! So excited to start this, I know it is seriously going to help me stay organized and happy!

  14. Kara I'm doing the same thing in Jan I have a cute kitty kikki k that I bought and plan to go from leuchtturm to it and I'm very worried that I won't like it or I won't be able to make the transition. Are you worried. I also gutted it and put in my own dotted paper and layouts. thanks for the continued inspiration with your videos.

  15. Thank you much for taking the time to do this vlog. I follow you each and every week,and am learning so so much. I am 75% through my first bullet journal. My first bullet journal was really an experiment and this series is really helping me think what do I want from my bullet journal.

  16. Thank you for this series, Kara. I especially appreciated your showing your first BuJo. Makes it a bit more comforting when I start mine next month! 🙂

  17. Your video's have inspired me to start a BuJo. I started this month and I love it! Especially how creative you can be with a BuJo 😊

  18. I am loving your entire channel, but especially this series in my venture into bullet journaling, I'm absolutely loving the system, I think it may just stick! I'm looking forward to having many books to look back on, maybe one day I'll invest in a leuchtturm but for now, a cheap sketchbook I got from Walmart is working wonders!

  19. Oh my god I litterally used the same washi tape on my first bullet journal It litteraly looks the sane with the lettering and everything lol this gives me soooo much hope!!!

  20. thanks for your video 🙂 it's great but it's not what I expected for the pre planning part. I thought it would be something more like how to plan ahead in your bullet journal. I tend to prefilled my dailies and I know it's wrong because if I can't achieve everything in my day than I can't just push it to the next day but at the same time having an idea of how to organize my task that are not time specific in order to maximize my time in a week. I don't know if it makes sense haha thanks again for your video

  21. I have one question. What about for example… I have an exam next month and I need to put it on my bujo because if I dont, I'm going to forget about it, how do i do it?

  22. Thank you. I really appreciate your videos, as well as your blog. Very helpful for me as a rank beginner–I'd say that I'm in the pre-pre-planning stage.

  23. Excellent! I am sooo into this series! Thanks for doing it! I have a few unused lined Moleskines hanging around that I'm now motivated to dive into so I can learn what layout works best for me after which time I plan to buy an official Bullet Journal from Leuchtturm when they become available again. 🙂

  24. Hi Boho.. I started bullet journalling recently in a regular lined notebook with a blue and a black pen and a pencil.. I thought I will start with a cheap notebook and then buy an official one if the system is working for me.. And now, I am really enjoying the journey.. It helps me remember my tasks and I also write a short summary of my daily activities and thoughts at night.. And watching your videos give me so much inspiration and confidence.. Thank you Boho for this amazing series.. Also started doing the zentangle challenge on your recommendation and I'm loving it as well..

  25. I'm very bad at being organized but the bullet journal seems like a great idea, I will definitely add your affirmation page from your flip through video from last year I thought it was fantastic 🙂

  26. Another great video, Kara! A while ago I tried the Faber-Castell Pitt artist pens, at your recommendation. They're very nice, as you say, but recently, I've found that I actually like the Staedtler Pigment Liners even better for my black fineliner pen. Just a tip for anyone who's interested. 🙂

  27. Hello, I'm from France.  I would like to thank  you !  I learn  a lot from your video's and website!!  And I can improve my English 😉

  28. I've been using my bullet journal for five months now and it looks very much like your early efforts. It works and I really can't be bothered with all the prettiness. I use it several times a day, especially the trackers, and I think this is the important thing.

    Congratulations on being the only person on YouTube who can pronounce 'Leuchtturm'.

  29. Love the series! Your first few YouTube videos inspired to me to start my BuJo journey, so I'm excited that you're diving into the details and spreading the love! I appreciate your insistence on JUST STARTING! My first 10-15 pages are messy and uncoordinated, but over the past two months, they've begun to take shape on their own, and now I'm really loving the system! I totally agree that the best advice you can give someone who is just discovering the Bullet Journal system is to simply start! Thanks, Kara!

  30. Your videos inspired me so much! You just revolutionized my bullet journal and made me be more relaxed and true to my way of planning. Please continue with the amazing work! 🙂

  31. is an A6 notebook enough to start a bullet journal? cause i have one new notebook on that size & really want to start bullet journaling (but also don't want to spend too much on a brand new A5 notebook) 😅 and A6 sized notebook is easy to carry too. thanks for your response

  32. Thanks for taking the time to lay this all out. I have a couple of questions about the pens you use.
    1. With the Tombow having dual tips, why do you also have the Staedtler fine liners? (not sure of the spelling)
    2. Is a fountain pen really that nice to write with? The tips look like they would be rather scratchy.

  33. hi boho berry thanks a lot for your videos they are great but can I ask a question how do you use a bullet journal and another planner filofax together???

  34. I am so glad that you added the bit about your very first unfinished bullet journal. I tend to have a thing about starting projects and not finishing them, because I overwhelm myself. So that helped with some of my fears.

  35. There are also Faber Castell Fineliners and they are awesome Cheaper but awesome they don't bleed through and the quality of the color is good. The one thing I can't get hold of is Tombow brush Markers

  36. This is very helpful, thank you for the video. I love how it's structured and well explained. Not overwhelming in information. And I found it amusing when at the end there is nothing going on with the journal and just your hands are talking 😀 I only noticed that at the very end cause it works just as if we'd be watching your face, you have all these different expressions! All in all, lovely.

  37. Have been looking into starting a bullet journal for awhile. Just can't seem to get started. Timid about it I guess. Thank you for your video support. Going to order my journal, so here goes!! Wish me luck and keep doing videos for we that are challenged!!

  38. I haven't been through all of your videos yet so I don't know if you've answered this but I need a breakdown of the planning for the next year since that will basically be my first page in my bujo. if you can direct me to the video or answer directly that would be awesome. I love your videos

  39. Having seen many your blog posts its easy to see you do some similar brainstorming for your blog posts. Also, its great to see your first bujo looks like the average persons bujo. Thanks for sharing that.

  40. "unfortunately it only comes in black." Of course, now it comes in your favorite color! dance I got one of the black official bujo Leuchterms earlier this year, and I'm going to be starting it January 1st. So excited. I've been bullet journaling for a bit more than a year now, but I'm still really enjoying this series.

  41. I love how you showed us your true first BuJo, your practice one. That's how I've started too in a cheap notebook and it helps so much I would have never started otherwise I think! Now I'm ready in 2017 to start in a dot grid notebook and I'm so excited for it!

  42. I personally chose to dive right into it using a cheap notebook. I'm not sure if the method is going to work for me so I'm learning as I go and I already see that I was right to do it this way. If I had waited for the "right" tools, I don't think I'd have started. At the same time, I can use it as a form of pre-planning, especially as I have learned the difference between a hard to follow weekly spread and an easy one 🙂

  43. Great series! I'm in the pre-plan stage. Thank you for showing your very very first bullet journal and for mentioning practicing–brilliant! I love seeing the evolution of your style.

  44. I had a moleskin softcover but it was stolen after only a few days of owning it, I have the opportunity to get a new notebook and I think I'm going to get a Leuchtturm1917 in navy. The silver lining to this suckish cloud is that since the moleskin was my first journal, I made big mistakes (I wrote September instead of January on my monthly spread. Yikes!) so know now I can learn and be more careful in my journal. Love your vids you're my bullet journal queen!

  45. using a 2 poung spiral bound notebook from the work and some random art supplies for writing only started my bullet journal on the 19th of january 2017!! i think im doing pretty well

  46. I'm a bit late to getting started with the Bullet Journal, but I thought you should know this is still very helpful. Thank you for sharing your ideas.

  47. I'm going o get my journal today asn start using it. How about adding a contact list? For times when you need that information but either there's no wifi or your cell won't connect or gets' damaaged?

  48. Love your videos. I've always wanted to get into planning/journaling, but nothing seemed to fit my needs until I saw Amy Tangerine mention your videos and Ryder Carrol's. I'm "all et up" with cherry blossoms the past few years – is that a cherry blossom tat on your left arm? LOVE it! Though I'm embarrassed I can't really tell cherry from plum, etc. blossoms.

  49. Everytime I find myself falling off track in my journal or I am getting a new one soon, I always come back for a refresher here!! ^^

  50. my mom mentioned shes been reading about bullet journaling and thinking of trying it, and now im super excited, and im thinking of getting her an LT 1917 in a color of her choice for late mothers day/her birthday since her birthday is in may also.

  51. I bought and began my journal, but I messed up bc I didnt prepare or brainstorm. So now… I am doing extensive research and preparing. I recommend this series to anyone wanting to start.

  52. Would I be allowed o bullet journal in a full-sized notebook? I don't have any of the little ones like the nice one you have.

  53. Thank you so much for this series. I am having so much fun going through this course and then putting the ideas into my own journal and into my life. I am going to go to Ryder's website. Thank you!

  54. WOW, YOU NAILED IT! I am so afraid of messing up and having to be unsuccessful and have to start over. Fear of failure, it rules me, and prevents me from taking on challenges. I'm starting bullet journaling as my baby steps to overcome my fear. Thanks for your videos.

  55. I just wanted to thank you for this incredible playlist 🙂 I found it a week ago and have watched it twice since:) The idea of pre-planning is so helpful! I have just finished brainstorming and setting drafts of my spreads and can't wait to get my first notebook and set it up. I had what you may call the fear of a clean sheet of paper (I was thinking that I would ruin it), so drafting was great for me. And as it turned out, I am not so bad at it. Thank you!

  56. LOVE this video! It's a logical way to slowly swim towards the deep end instead of jumping into the deep end of bujo.

  57. Not having a journal, I made mine. Using dot paper that I was able to print from the computer, and a piece of Card stock for the cover, and I put 4 small holes in the center of each sheet and then joined them together in the center with crochet thread. I printed off 15 pieces of paper front and back which gave the journal a total of 60 pages to begin with. Now to get started…..

  58. Hmm.. This seems like material that would made ideal early spreads in your bullet journal instead of waiting. Or is bullet journaling to learn bullet journaling just too meta? 🙂

  59. In a few more days it's going to be 2019 and my goal for the new year is to start a bullet journal. I have been looking at videos over the past several weeks and getting more confused with each video. There's so much to think about and consider and many other videos where of their personal styles. Your series on bullet journaling 101 is a lifesaver. I would recommend watching this to anyone who is considering moving into bullet journaling for the first time. I'm so excited to purchase my journal today and start my pre-planning. You have made it into an exciting endeavor with your basics bullet journaling 101 instructions. I can't wait to get started!

  60. Walmart has a cheap bullet journal for 6 dollars. It has 3 bookmarks, dot grid a key and index, 250 numbered pages. With a pen test page at the back and a pocket. I think their perfect for beginners. I just started and that's what I am using.

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