Friday, June 6, 2014

Random Journal Day #41

Yes, I'm late again...I overslept--wide awake at two-thirty, I should've just gotten up. But, no--fell back asleep until just before five and an hour of my precious morning time shot to the wind and gone...Not the way to start the day...

However that was quickly remedied by the fact that it is amazingly gorgeous here today--and I hit the water for an extended 90min row with one of my favorite teams--Gone Rowing--so much fun these ladies! It was a great warm up for tomorrow morning's race--I am so ready! The whole weekend looks like it's gonna be fantastic!

But, enough of that--it's Random Journal Day over at Enthusiatically Dawn and I'm so excited this morning afternoon...sorry...Okay, everyone over at Dawn's blog is writing these fabulous spiritual posts, but I have to diverge from that course this month for just a wee bit...I discovered Bullet Journaling this week and I am astonished at how cool--and SIMPLE!! this amazing technique is and how much I've actually gotten accomplished from using it!

So, all right--this is more of a planner related journal post than an actual writing post, but I know many, many of us are planner addicts and I am by no means no exception! Sitting here beside me are, no kidding, SIX planners--not including the calendars on my phone, tablet, and laptop, or my dry erase board where I jot upcoming events and to do lists for the house, school lunch and church schedule calendars both claim space on the fridge...Yeah. I could be a planner-aholic. A little bit.

Earlier this year, I had an inspiration to try to converge all of these planners (one's for diet/menus, one's fitness, one's cleaning/household/appts, one is for mail art, another is for other general art...) and put them all into one convenient planner. I thought I'd design these beautiful printable pages that folks could print out at home and use in their own planners...It was going to be a wonderful, beautiful thing. But now...Bullet Journaling has shook my could forever change my life. A preview of this genius:

And if that's not exciting enough, you can search on Pinterest for even more brilliant Bullet Journaling ideas. The head is swimming with brilliance...

I started mine in the grid journal I picked up on clearance earlier this year at Walmart for my A to Z of Me journal (I made it to B and me...) I'm in awe at how simple of an idea this is and even more so at how much I've managed to actually get done this week from having my To Do's broken down in this manner. And, of course, each day is a different, happy color--haha!
Ah, it's the little things in life...I do have a couple more Scripture doodles from my prayer journal this week:
And I saw this on Pinterest:

So I did this:

And, if you were here for Wednesday's post, I shared I had some inspiration from a doodle that day, and that was this:
Toying around with the idea of this as a tattoo...though I think I need to play with it more first...
And this is just Pea being a ham...silly girl!

If you can, take a moment to swing on over to Dawn's where Kel Rohlf is guest posting this month with a wonderful giveaway! Jump on in to the party and enjoy some journal love with the rest of us!


  1. A Good idea for the ultra-busy person. I pray you and yours will have a nice weekend.

  2. OH MY GOODNESS! I love this post my sister. You included all of my favorite things, one of them also being a person- YOU! lol. Planners, journals, ideas, inspiration and a cute pet pic. You had me at Planner Addict, by the way! I also discovered Bullet Jouanling awhile back but have not really put it into practice! I was just going to do a post or VLOG about all of my journals and Planner update because I am goofy and like to make a goof out of myself every once in awhile. OK, I need a row date with you. I will come there if we plan it and row with you...REALLY! Hugs...and we need a connect time soon. I miss you and want more time with my kindred friend!

  3. Bullet Journal looks interesting. I can tell that even though my first response is that it looks like a lot of work, it would get easier with time. For now, i am stuck with Mac stickies and a yellow legal pad to organize our inter-state move. I'll be looking to see if you made this work for you in the coming weeks. Susie

  4. Dawn- I love how you embrace life...funny I only got to B on the A to Z of Me also...kindred spirits? I have several places to keep track of life too...I am going to check out this bullet journaling yes I am! It reminds of Dawn's list prompt and post! Love me some lists! Peace! Kel

  5. Though I love this idea, my completely left-handed, right brain wouldn't last a day doing it. I'd be writing in full sentences before I finished the first column, then in paragraphs by the second, and wouldn't manage to keep the columns straight. It's why I was good in English but not good as a journalism major (much to my early despair. The look of it, the order of it, the ability to keep things straight so appeal. It's only ME that couldn't do it. SO I'll stick to my stories and be glad we're made differently. Glad we get a peek into your beautiful, talented world.