Good morning everyone!
It’s May!! The month of sunshine (sometimes), long days and hopefully a bit more change in the world.
As we’re in a new month, it’s time to share with you all my bullet journal. May’s bullet journal is MILES from April’s! April’s bullet journal was black and white and May’s is FULL of colour! This month’s bullet journal is actually a copy from my friend Charlotte’s. She had the idea of doing her journal inspired by The Strangeworlds Travel Agency and as soon as she said it, I knew I had to copy (thanks Charlotte!!).
MAY BULLET JOURNAL
This month’s colour: red and brown
This month’s theme: suitcases – inspired by LD Lapinski’s The Strangeworlds Travel Agency
(I’m going for a different colour/theme every month – January was blue; February was purple/love; March was green/plants; April was black and white/geometric)
As I said, May is inspired by LD Lapinski’s The Strangeworlds Travel Agency, so throughout the month you’ll be suitcases aplenty! If you’ve not read this series yet, I suggest you get on it. Compared to last month’s bullet journal, this feels like an explosion of colour! I’ve added the washi onto the monthly page (as I’ve been doing in the past few months) and I think it really helps me to start off the month (I think this washi is from a multipack I bought on Amazon… but I’m not entirely sure!)
My monthly overview page is just quite a basic spread – one box for each day of the month (I still need to add the numbers!). This is the page I use for my blogging ideas and any important dates. I’ve got 3 suitcases down the side: ideas (for blog ideas), life (for life things I need to remember/sort) and next month (for anything that comes up that I need to note for next month – i.e. blog tour dates). I really like having this monthly overview page as it really helps me to keep my brain in order!
The next pages are my bookish pages: book post (L) and books I’ve read (R). I decided to go with ‘Places I’ve been’ as the title for my books read page as that was in-keeping with the book (where they travel around the Strangeworlds multiverse to help people out). I really like how the suitcases and the signpost turned out – they’re quite simple, but I am really proud of them! (I think the suitcase on the book post page ACTUALLY looks like a suitcase!!)
Next up is my running tracker and a quote page. I wanted to use a quote from Strangeworlds, but when I went over my conversations with LD about their books, I saw this that I said about [spoiler redacted] and thought ‘god, I love that, that’s the quote that I want to use!’. I’d love to be magic, but I guess in my own kind of way I AM magical! The running tracker is just a bit of fun – I’ve been tracking my runs for Great Run challenges for months now and I really liked the idea of creating my own kind of world… my aim is obviously to travel throughout the world and get to the 15th island by the end of the month (the challenge from Great Run is to run 15 times in May… which was a happy coincidence because I actually DREW this in pen BEFORE it was announced what May’s challenge was! PHEW!)
The next two pages are my mood tracker/gratitude pages. I decided to do a BIG suitcase with different shapes on (they’re meant to represent like stickers that you might put on a suitcase to show all the different places you’ve been!). I’ve gone for 4 moods this month (happy, calm, sad and tired) and it’s going to be interesting to see how my moods pan out over May (April was a ROLLERCOASTER if I’m being honest!). The gratitude page is just a very basic space to write something every day that made me smile!
The final two spreads for now are my ‘brain dump’ page (which has come in handy on days that I’m struggling to be honest) and then my weekly overview. I LOVE the different suitcases that I managed to draw and the stars – I think it just looks really cool. It’s pretty stripped back, but I think it looks really effective. I hope you enjoy the little sneak peek into my week (I normally remember to take the pictures BEFORE I fill it in… but obviously not this month, ha!).
And that’s it for now! I really enjoy my bujo set up time. My bujo isn’t anything fancy, but it’s MY bujo and that’s what matters. (Also… there’s SO MANY out there to magpie ideas from that that’s actually one of my favourite parts of the whole process!) A massive thank you again to my wonderful pal-o, Charlotte, for letting me steal her idea!
Do you bullet journal?
How do you organise your life?
What theme have you gone for this month?
I’d love to talk journaling with you! Or inspiration! Or anything! Leave me a comment, or talk to me on twitter (@eenalol)