Bullet Journaling

[Bullet Journal] The HOW I Use Mine, Part II

So for those of you who took the time last week to read about how I use my bullet journal as a task planner (mostly to compensate for the bad case of “mommy-brain” I seem to have developed the past almost-17-months), you may be wondering what more I could possibly need a bullet journal for. To be honest, in the beginning of my bullet journaling, I had no intention to use it for anything other than task planning. However, as much as I would like to keep my crafty, creative side at bay, it rears its all-too-time-consuming head onto the scene. Colors helped…different fonts helped…cute doodles and headers helped…

…but…it just wasn’t enough to satisfy the creature of creativity
whose appetite demanded to be heeded.

So, slowly I began to introduce “memories spreads” into my bullet journal.

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It does help that I am one who wants to document every semi-significant moment of my family’s life together (especially that of the mini-person who lives within our walls). my knack for scrapbooking in the past has led me to acknowledge the importance of amassing little tidbits to aid in the remembrance of the day-to-day. So I am definitely not lacking for material to add to my bullet journal.

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I mean, seriously…who else but one obsessed with remembering even the most insignificant, but hilarious, moments would think to take a photo to commemorate her accidentally slicing her finger whilst attempting to slice a bagel?

But how much richer are our lives now that you know I had fought this fight…and still came out victorious, the bagel having been devoured and digested long ago, while I still stand strong…and mended.

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If you know anything about scrapbooking, you know that one who dabbles in the craft is known for collecting the most random little slips of paper with even the SLIGHTEST inkling of perceived sentimental value is saved…just in case. A huge treasure trove of this has be obtained from my son’s daycare (“school,” we call it). He has the sweetest teachers, and they love him and care for him so well.

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Of course, there are your obligatory photos from each special trip taken. Those always make for some AWESOME memories spreads in my bullet journal.

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Again, case in point…

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In all honesty, you needn’t travel far distance for great memories page fodder. My birthday weekend was spent in town, attending a Spring football game, checking out new dessert places, eating yummy hibachi…

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…and receiving AWESOME gifts…like this brand new fountain pen (plus accessories).

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Adding memories to my bullet journal is what makes this whole process so much fun for me. As much as the administratively minded side of me loves the organization and planning, the creative side of me LIVES to put together these simple spreads of photos and other meaningful scraps. And I’m grateful for it…because not only does my bullet journal remind me of what I have to get done on the day-to-day, but it reminds me of WHY I do the things I do…and for whom I do it…and how thankful I am to be doing it for them.

In the end, it’s just another way my bullet journal
helps me be purposeful in all that I do.


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