Posted on: 4.17.2016

A comeback and a foray into bullet journaling

Hey guys!

As you can see, consistency is not my forte… But I wasn't feeling the need to write everything down on the Internet lately, with real life keeping me busy 110%. As it is, I've been going back to more… analogue journal writing, and since most of my inspiration for it comes from the Internet, I thought I'd share it with you (along with some more personal news for those who are interested).

As far as I remember, I have always been a notebook-carrying person. I had a secret diary for several years, until I had a blog in the early 2000s. I changed platforms several times and most of what I've written got lost (thankfully!), but I rarely stopped writing in notebooks. I moved into our actual house two and a half years ago but only recently came across the box I had filled with notebooks while packing our Lille apartment. It filled me with nostalgia, and though I discarded some of them (I don't believe in keeping thing forever), others I kept as a motivation: to me, there is nothing better than a notebook you manage to fill completely.

I was browsing the web one day and stumbled upon an article about studyblr and I was immediately hooked! This led me to opening my own, separate from my main tumblr, and through the community I discovered bullet journals. Since I'm an avid notebook collector, a stationery lover, and Was in dire need of organization since starting my Masters, I had all the supplies needed. But really, the most important thing is that you only need a notebook and a pen. Tumblr and Pinterest are full of inspiration if you want to start your own. I bought the very popular Zebra Mildliners because I couldn't help it, but mostly I use pens and notebooks I already had in my stash.

Here are a few links to get you started:

I know that bullet journals will seem very time-consuming to a lot of people, but as someone who needs to not be working for too long stretch of time, I found the concept to be both soothing and not too much disconnecting from my work :) Next time I'll post some pictures of mine and a follow-up on my progression.

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