Why do I journal?

Hello 😉

do you remember when you started your first journal? Or are you planning to start our own journal?

I remember exactly when I started writing. I was 13 years old when I got my first dairy. I was so excited. It was my book. Just for me and my thoughts. I loved it so much. 🙂

I used it nearly every day for the next 6 years. But in contrast to today, I used only for my thoughts (stories, daydreams, ideas etc.) not for planning. 🙂 After my 19th birthday I stopped journaling. Today I don’t know why, I just did.

A few years later I started my studies at university and I realised that I needed some structure and because of that I bought a Filofax-like planner. It was purely functional. But it didn’t bring joy like my old diaries.

Over the years I had different calendars. They were all pretty but after a few months I got bored and I didn’t use them. I missed something. I remember that in a few planners the space wasn’t enough while in others there was too much space.

In 2016, I was looking for a new hobby. I wanted to be creative and I wanted to see a result. So I spoke with my husband about my old diaries and calendars. I searched the web and found the bullet journal method. (I will write later about it)

So I bought a journal by Leuchtturm1917 and a few artist pens by Faber Castell. On Pinterest I found a lot of inspiration. With all that, I created my personal journal where I have space for appointments, lists, quotes, habit trackers, to dos and a lot more. For the first time, I had a calendar that reflects me, my personality and my needs.

It is good to have an overview about all the things which matter in your life. Sometimes I have the feeling, that I am more grateful for the time and how I use it. I am collecting memories. It is important to remember the good things in your life and a bullet journal can help you to achieve that for you as well.

And that is what my very first page looked like. 🙂 I was so proud of it … and I still am.

mybujo

So, it was a beginning and now, three years later, I am still loving it.

Love to you all,

Christiane

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