At the time I had just graduated from a law degree, I was back living at home and was in a job without much creativity and with a whole lot of stress and a lot of post-university anxiety (hello mental illness!).
I started with a lot of apprehension. So many things I had started and didn’t carry on with so why would this planning thing be any different? It looked like it would be really time consuming so why did I think I’d be able to get myself to sit down and draw out entire planner pages when I hadn’t even sat down and doodled in years?! I wasn’t sure how it would help and I was doubtful but I wanted to be positive so I convinced myself that it would be worth my time. If anything it was a great excuse to buy more stationery! (I have always been a stationery magpie).
But to my surprise I fell in love with the process. My bullet journal was very far from perfect but I embraced my imperfection and my learning curve and to my surprise I was hooked. Fast forward four years later and I’m STILL bullet journaling!
But I’m not just bullet journaling. Bullet journaling has helped me to do so many things like saving for a 6 month trip, planning my trip and recording my memories, learning a language, completing a teaching course, moving abroad, learning to be mindful, starting a blog and shifting it into a business etc etc etc.
I’ve come to the conclusion that this amazing system is what has helped me to become more of a do-er in life. My life is organised, I feel creative every day while I’m using my journal and I have these wonderful notebooks filled with memories to look back on.