Plan with me | February 2019 Bullet Journal Setup | Elegant Swan

Plan with me | February 2019 Bullet Journal Setup | Elegant Swan


Hi everyone! I hope you had a super productive first month
of 2019. If you were struggling a little bit to get
into a new routine, you were not the only one. Let’s use this February as another chance
to try again and believe in ourselves a little bit more. This month, I decided to just draw what I
wanted to draw, rather than trying to figure out a timely event such as chinese new year
or valentines day to be inspired by. I wanted something simple and beautiful, so
I chose an elegant swan. Before I get into the setup, I wanted to thank
you so much for all of the love for the enamel pin collection! I only have a few left of the bunny, bear,
on the moon pin and I’m so excited to get them to their forever homes. So if you want them, check out my shop linked
below! We’re going to start by flipping through last
month’s setup, If you guys missed the 2019 setup, I’ve decided to keep this year very
simple. I want the bullet journal to help me achieve
my goals, versus something that causes me stress. And for the weekly setups, I do them as I
go along. This way I am not confined by any shape or
size, giving me complete freedom as I go. So this is what my weekly looks like through
the month and I love it! I use the keys to determine the status of
the task and I may be updating that system a bit as I go. You’re not going to see a whole lot of trackers
or additional pages because I’ve tried that before and they stay blank or half completed
and there are so many other things I want to dedicate my time and energy to creating,
so once again, make sure when you’re creating your setup, design something that will work
for you, versus what you think a bullet journal should look like. Everyone’s should be a little different,
because we all have different goals and needs. The winds were calm and the sky was the perfect
blue hue with clouds as fluffy as cotton candy. It was a very important time of year as the
new swans took their first flight as adults. All of the beautiful swans drifted upwards
effortlessly and elegantly, disappearing beyond the horizon. All but one little swan. She didn’t think that she could. She had wings of course, but the sky just
felt so far away and there was no way she could ever reach it, she thought… Using the 05 Micron and then a mix between
the 02 and 08 micron pens, to draw the illustration. I realized that if you use the 02 micron to
go back and add shadows, it looks so much better than using the same size for everything. I then used a kneaded eraser to clean up some
of the lines and then went back in with some color! I’m using the tombow 942 and 761 and of
course you gotta have the gold accent with the gelly roll. I absolutely love this gel pen, no spread
is complete without some sort of metallic. Keeping in line with the simple and intentional
design of the layout, I’m using the same print out for the 2019 setup but only the
month of february for the calendar. You can find all of the links to the supplies
I’ve used down in the description, I also list out the clear label paper that I use
to make these stickers blend into my page and you can also get this whole setup as a
blank for any month or for february and get the calendar in my shop. I really do love making these available for
you to use in your own special ways, so tag me on Instagram if you have one! This is the month I wanted to remind myself
and all of us, to believe in ourselves. Believe that we can be the person we want
to become and achieve of the all of the goals we want to achieve. Underneath that are two of my favorite quotes
about belief. The first one is by Henry Ford and he says: Whether you think you can or think you can’t
– you’re right. If you think something is not possible or
out of your reach somehow, you’re probably not going to commit much time or energy to
accomplish that goal. And if you believed that you could, you would
try your very best, with so much determination. Martin Luther King, Jr, says, Faith is taking
the first step even when you don’t see the whole staircase. And this is what I want to focus on this month,
to begin a journey with all of my heart and soul, even though I don’t know for a fact
where I would end up. The only thing that I do know, is that if
I don’t try, I will not progress. So starting right now, let us believe in ourselves. Last month I decided to fill in my calendar
with my milestones as it happened so that I can look back and know the day it happened
in order throughout the month. I loved it, it looks like a visual milestone
page! For the black bars for the days of the week,
I am using black cardstock paper and just cutting about .25 inch strips across. And then I’ll cut them to size and double
stick tape them into the setup. Super simple, especially with my glider which
is the perfect .25 inch size. So the great thing about using black cardstock,
is that the white gelly roll, goes on very vibrant which doesn’t normally happen with
my tombow markers. So if you want your white gel pen to be bold,
try it on black cardstock. On the right of the calendar are my goals
for this month. First and foremost, I want to continue to
take moments to learn and think. I’ve noticed that I’ve been working on
a few things at once and moving onto the next thing without a blink of an eye or a good
refreshing break in between. Which then leads to burnout. So taking a moment to learn new things, read
something fun, or to think will help me go into my next task ready to conquer. The next goal is to start illustrating my
book, for real this time! I have the final draft done, finally, and
I cannot wait to get moving on that! It’s been forever in the making and there
were so many other obligations that needed to be prioritized and if you’ve been following me then you all of the things that have happened But it’s happening this month and I can’t
be more excited! And then my last goal of the month is probably
going to be a very difficult one. I’ve always been a little self conscious
on video and I’m no pro with makeup to express myself the way I would like to, to the world,
so this has been the hurdle that I’ve been struggling with. SO this month, I just want to toss the belief
that I am not good enough or interesting enough for vlogs, out the window and like nike says,
just do it. There is so much that I want to share with
the world and I can’t keep letting those immature notions keep me from achieving that
goal. If anyone else feels the same way, let’s conquer
this together and seriously, just do it. Be proud of yourself when you do and don’t
worry too much about others. A little reminder to myself as well. The little swan sits there alone as the sun
slowly begins to set, turning the sky into a magical mix of colors. Colors so vibrant that she could only wish
to twirl in them. Being surrounded by this magical scene and
her family, is all she longs for now. Loneliness has taken over and she knew that
if she doesn’t at least try to fly now, her family will be miles away and too far
gone. Fear turns to sadness, sadness then turns
to anger. Angry at herself for not even trying in the
first place, for not believing in herself and her abilities, and for being the reason
why she was still here as the world continues to go on. She takes her anger and channels it into determination. Lifts her wings high into the air and begins
to fly relentlessly. Up she goes, slowly towards the magic and
eventually, gaining speed to rejoin her family. Underneath the illustration for my weekly
cover page is a final quote that completes the intent of the setup by Eleanor Roosevelt. She says, The future belongs to those who
believe in the beauty of their dreams. Because when you believe, you will find many
ways to make your dreams come true. When I started this journey a little over
a year ago, I’ve been conflicted and torn between journaling and storytelling. It wasn’t until I decided to combine the
two, no matter what the standards were or what anyone said, simply because I believed
in it. This past month, marks an incredible milestone
when I started a monthly self-care package over on patreon. Happy mail that cheers you on to do great
things and inspires you when you need it. If you’re looking for a goodie bag full of
stuff, this is not it. If you love my stories and want a thoughtful
original story and journal prompt to take you on a journey through self-discovery and
goal setting, this is for you! I am opening up a few more spots for the month
of February, so if you want to join this journey with me, click the link below! I want to thank all of the special Blush patrons
and everyone who have stuck by me through thick and thin, joining me on this adventure
in such a personal way! As a thank you, leave a comment below answering
this question: What is your dream job or dream goal? And I’ll pick a winner to receive a signed
mini print of this month’s cover page in the mail. The winner from the January video will be
announced in my next video, so stay tuned! I hope this video inspired you to believe
in yourself and to take the first step in faith. Thank you so much for watching and I’ll
see you next time. Bye!

100 thoughts on “Plan with me | February 2019 Bullet Journal Setup | Elegant Swan

  1. I want to be an author; although our genres are entirely different (you with a childrens book and me with a novel over 200 pages) I still take inspiration from each step you take towards your goal; you're the flying swan and I can't wait to spread my wings as well!

  2. My dream job is to open a diabetic clinic that meets all the needs of patients. I will graduate in August as a Family Nurse Practitioner so hopefully I can eventually open my dream clinic

  3. So beautiful. I too want to write and illustrate a book. It can be hard to set time aside just to accomplish that goal. I feel that I am being selfish but I am coming to realize that doing something you’ve always dreamed of isn’t selfish at all!

  4. My dream job is to be a high school English teacher. I had a teacher in high school who couldn't have been any better. When I had her, I knew immediately that I wanted to do the same thing because she was the one teacher who helped me get through my days. If I can be that person for someone else, that would make everything I'm working towards worth it.
    Also, I love your storytelling. You would be so much fun to watch vlog. I think that because you have such a great persona behind the camera, I can only imagine what great things you could do in front of it.

  5. You should consider adding an audio CD to your book once its published, your voice is so calming and really captures one's attention.

  6. Hello Christine,
    Thank you for this video, it's the first one I watch on your channel and I loved it! Your drawing is so elegant and pure, it's exactly what I was looking for… My dream job is to be a museum curator; I'm French and here it's very difficult to achieve but I really hope I can do it!
    Thank you for sharing your talent with us!

  7. My dream job was to be a doctor but that never happened for me. I'm still happy in all that I do in life. I love your story.

  8. My current goal is to finish my final year in high school and move on to study law in the UK as I am currently in South Africa

  9. My dream job has always been to be a mother. I have been blessed with the opportunity to do so. I know so many women who would love to do this but because of the economy and family situations they can’t. I have loved seeing all my boys grow and develop! They are good boys with lots to contribute to the world. Two are out of the house. One more is about to graduate high school and the other one is just starting high school. So I am on the tail end of having kids in my home. As I prepare to be an empty nester I am trying to start a business in calligraphy. I love pen and paper. It is so tangible and real. So different from prints you get out off the computer. It is personal creation. We have all been given our own creative talents. My professional dream job would be to use those creative talents and bring joy and happiness to others through it. I am trying to learn to drawn and watercolor so I can add to my calligraphy. And in that I thank you for your drawings and inspiration to keep trying. Thank you!

  10. What a lovely video! Thank you for your inspiration! I am looking forward to watch your spontaneous studio VLOGS! 😙👍✨

  11. I genuinely think that this was one of the most inspiring videos I've watched in a while, I'm going to start believing in myself even when it's difficult.

  12. My dreamjob is to be a portrait photographer. That is my dream, my passion and it would fill my soul with dareless love for life in its most beautiful magic. You are my favourite Bullet journal creator and I believe in you and your ability to make your dreams come true 🦢✨

  13. I love your story telling. So beautiful. I too am afraid of how I will look on camera butbI desperately want to start vlogging. My dream job/goal is to open my own shop full of my products. One day.

  14. Beautiful setup as always!! Thank you for sharing such inspiring stories with us♡ You inspire a lot of people!!

    Personally, I’ve always dreamed about being a published author, I have a couple of books and tales that won’t ever see the public light😂 but hopefully one day you’ll see my name in the bookstore!

  15. my dream job is to be an author because I love writing…it gives me the ability to express myself freely and without limits

  16. actually I don't have a dream job. I just hope that I'll be happy pursuing it. Or be able to combine job and hobby somehow. Even if that maybe seems like a very naive thought.

  17. My dream is to become a journalist. I hope that I can harness my passion for writing to spread people’s silent struggles and stories, giving them the courage to find and spread hope. Thank you for reminding me to speak up, even when I’m scared!

  18. My dream job is to be a marine biologist and my dream college is Hawaii university because I’ve always loved the ocean and find it fascinating… I’m heading into my freshman year and am excited to start working towards my goal but if that doesn’t work then maybe be an actress or an aerialists and work for circ de soli

  19. Your spread is very elegant and whimsical! I really enjoyed your story. Adding the gold color such was a pretty choice.

  20. Beautiful art & storytelling and a beautiful person! My dream job is to retire early from engineering (come on crypto market!), and use social media outlets to turn the dating atmosphere around and help people communicate better, feel, love, be genuine, and live more authentic lives!

  21. You're bullet journal is really beautiful. You're one of the people I found here at YouTube who inspired me to start my own and I'm so happy I did.

    I believe my dream job is being a tattoo artist. I still have a looooooong way to go, but also I'm still young and got many years left to work towards my goals

  22. Totally in love with this video 💛
    Thank you it is so inspiring & relaxing

    My dream goal is to finish my study as a dentist. Even tho it is still far over until I finally get my degree but I am so grateful I made it this far. In 2019 I wanna keep pushing & believing towards my goals!

    Ps. i’m your new subs & i honestly thought u really deserve at least 500k subs! Ur vids are amazing, I feel like it is so much more than just journaling, more like telling stories 🙂

  23. Just be brave girl! I think you have a lot to share! We all enjoy your videos an inspiring ideas!
    My dream job is to be a good therapist and counselour and be able to help people improve their lifes! I will work hard for this!

  24. I not only love your illustrations but your stories are inspiring. What I would do if I could would be to work for a fun company like Goulet pens that would combine my bookkeeping skills with my love of fountain pens.

  25. My dream goal is to overcome my fear of failure and motivate myself to crate art, get into art fairs, submit work to competitions and gallery shows, and to be happy with myself and who I am and be confident in what I create.

  26. My dream job or dream goal is to be fashion designer and also a painter. I m giving my best and i will do in future also.
    In future i would like teach painting to people especially to childrens

    Hope you will like it …….☺

    Sorry for my grammar 😅😅

  27. You definitely should not worry about being camera ready! I'm sure it will go great! My dream job is to create and sell my items I make. I'm working on getting a bunch made, then will try to sell them.

  28. It is just recently that I discovered your channel and Christine, you are such a wonderful and inspiring artist! Thank you for sharing your beautiful work with us! My dream is to have my own workshop and be a "jack of all trades" and to become a master of some 😆 lol 😉 where I could try all the arts/crafts/diy I always wanted – from wood turning to soldering and jewelry making. But for now, I have to make do with the few stolen minutes of drawing and painting, until my daughter grows a bit. 🙂 Wish you a lovely year where all your plans become reality! 🤗

  29. I loved how you said the swan "channeled her anger into determination." She didn't repress it and let it hinder her; she turned around and chose to find a way for it to help her in her journey. That was so powerful to me. Thank you for sharing your beautiful heart! xx

  30. My dream job is to own a hobby farm and run a home for young pregnant women. They would receive therapy, a family-like support system and learn life skills to be able to care for baby and themselves for a better future.

  31. Beautiful Video, always such a calm presence . My dream job is two things actually I want to be a community services case worker helping youth. I had a pretty rough upbringing as a child most of my childhood I cant remember , to be able to assist young people in any way possible is an absolute passion for me I thrive off just helping anyone but this ones personal. The other dream job was to be at artist…. of any way possible.. Im working on my calligraphy and drawing but do get quite hard on myself. I have found creating art such a release its soothing and calms me, I have found making art has assisted me through tough times when I was an early adult. as well as now 🙂

  32. I am so excited for you and your book! I can't wait to see your beautiful face!! I am working on my dream job right now. I am a writer!

  33. I just found your channel and omg you have not only a beautiful voice but your bullet journaling style is exactly what I’m looking for! I never started one because I thought my style didn’t fit the standards of bullet journaling. But this whole video your talking about overcoming fear. And “just do it!” Honestly, the most inspiring and beautiful channel I’ve come across 🙂 thank you for giving me the courage, or even just the do ahead. I know that’s silly to say but sometimes we need a push 🙂 and it makes so much sense sometimes when someone else says it too 😊

  34. Your work is beautiful and very inspiring. I love the way you demonstrate your drawings showing how simple and relaxing the experience can be. Lastly, thank you for adding motivating quotes in your pages.

  35. i love your story and I just watch what will be your next story and my dream job would be working with kids as a teacher or a dance teacher =)

  36. Thank you for posting this video. Before I rant – I want to say thank you. The video was really helpful and inspiring. I like your inserts of your own story of the swan, along with your music. You have a great voice and the whole video was so inspiring and almost felt like I was listening to music. Have you thought of narrating books? Keep up the great work Christine! 🙂 – Sincerely, Darien

  37. These are really great Christine, the elegant and soothing tone you set with your videos really makes organizing your life seem like a relaxing activity. I also really enjoy following along with your stories, the story of the bear and the bunny is particularly meaningful to me right now because it is so similar to a chapter that is playing out in my own life at this moment. My dear bunny friend has gone away from me on a journey of self discovery, though unlike the beautiful ending you gave to your story, I am not sure whether my "bunny" will ever return home to me. I draw hope however from the quote you placed at the end of that story. I look forward to continuing to follow your art here, and on that note, is your March spread coming soon? 🙂

  38. I am a new subbie, love your videos, they are so calming. I like to watch your videos in the morning when everyone else's asleep 🙂 Love your story telling. I know I am a bit late to the party but my dream job was to become a Registered Nurse. I accomplished this dream at age 51 by graduating University with a Bachelor of Nursing Degree!

  39. Hi Christine I love your simple and minimalist bullet journal, you have inspired me to do my April set up in 15 minutes !

  40. I hope all is well with you. Your videos are inspiring. My dream job would be to work from home as an author. 🌙

  41. Are you fine??
    You didn’t upload for such a long time…
    if you read this, please let me know!!
    I miss your vids 😕

  42. Hi me and my 6 year old daughter love your story's and your drawings my daughter says can you do a drawing of the bear and rabbit meeting a hedgehog. We love the swan amazing x

  43. You have such a beautiful voice. Maybe you should be voicing children's books also? And will there be any new content for this channel? I really love your artwork.

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