|This could also be my Trapper|
notebook from 1984 to 1988.
But I started doing something else that I have been reading about for a while called Bullet Journaling, ostensibly to help me keep track of all the appointments and scheduling we needed to do. However, I found out that there’s a lot more I can do with bullet journaling, and quite frankly, it has saved my ass.
|This notebook is specific to Wal-Mart,|
chosen for its cheapness and number
of pages. Also, the design was cool.
|Some of my early bullets, mostly colored in.|
|There are five spaces in my Daily Self-Care bullet, with|
the fifth space being in the center. I love this idea.
|Organizational Pocket. Orange.|
I'm using orange a lot.
|I stopped just short of drawing the|
Van Halen VH symbol on the cover.
|Black Widow is stuck in the corner to reward |
me for particularly clever thinking.
One last thing: I am by no means any kind of expert, but I figured something out recently that helped me overcome "Spread Envy," which is what you get when you see these artists who draw exquisitely beautiful and haunting and stylish works of art, integrated into their monthly, weekly, and daily spreads, and you realize that your grocery list looks like boiled ass on the page. I thought I'd share it with you, even the parenthetical add-on for myself at the bottom. Your mileage may vary.
I mentioned above that I was drawing again. The one concession I made to the journal was that I wouldn't sketch or doodle in it. If I made this bullet journal a real catch-all, then the drawing would overtake the thing and it would force me into not using it for organizing my day. Some people use a blank sketch book for their bullet journal and insert a plastic sheet under each new page for outlining and gridding purposes. That's very much not for me. My little sketch book cost me $5 and was worth it to keep the two endeavors separate.