Sorry for the late posting of this bullet journal update for August!
I had an absolute barrel of fun creating my August bullet journal and I’m so excited for you to see it! This month is not not very doodle heavy, but I love it…
AUGUST BULLET JOURNAL
This month’s colour: rainbow!
This month’s theme: pride and rainbow fun!
(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; May was inspired by The Strangeworlds Travel Agency/red/brown; June was Scarecrow Queen and orangey tones; July was pink/purple/summer fun)
I just went for a really simple, but cute title page! I used my pastel crayons supertips and some of my zebra mildliners to make this really simple cloud and rainbow page! It didn’t take me very long to make, but I think it looks so cute!
My monthly overview (blank in this photo, but it’s not blank any more haha) is again really simplistic, but honestly, I love it! I decided to stick with the rainbow colours because there’s 7 days, 7 letters in August and traditionally 7 colours in the rainbow, so hallelu! I just did a drop shadow on each of the boxes and I love how it turned out!
The next double spread is dedicated to books and a quote page. I found this quote from Harvey Milk and it just spoke to my soul. As a proud queer person, I think it’s important that we fight for our rights and in times where there looks like there’s no hope left, there is always hope from somewhere. Then, on the other side, I’ve got my book tracker. I decided that this month I would track books by their colour (in keeping with the rainbow theme) so when I’ve read a book, I pop it in the right box according to the colour of the cover! Again, it’s a really basic way to do it, but I love it.
Next up, we’ve got something new for this month (and maybe this month only, who knows) with a habit tracker. I tried habit tracking last year and it just never took off, so I’m giving it a go this month to see how I get on/if I find it useful or if it’s just another way of shaming me into things haha. I’m only tracking reading, exercise, water and journaling, so we’ll see… I’ll get back to you next month! Then I’ve got a running tracker on the other page – I am aiming to run 15 times in August (which is once every 2 days… so we’ll see haha). I’ll be colouring the clouds in rainbow colours every time I run!
My next 2 double spreads are to do/brain dump. It might be the summer holidays, but there’s still a lot to do. I’ve split it up into SCHOOL, LIFE and BLOG. Those are the areas of my life ha. My school list is already looooong, so I should probably make a start on it… I am finding that my brain dump doesn’t get used a lot, but when it is used it’s super helpful, so it’s not going anywhere! Again, I just tried to incorporate rainbow colours across them!
Next up, the GAYEST of spreads ha. I saw this brilliant idea for a mood tracker using a flag shape on google images (honestly where I get most of my inspiration). Theirs was much better than mine, but I think it looks like a flag, right? I’m not tracking specific emotions this month, more just how am I feeling on a scale of red to purple (sad to happy). Then my gratitude page, just a basic page with a rainbow heart!
The final page fir now is my weekly spread… now in usual times, this is a 2 page spread, but honestly, I’m not doing much so I am trialling single page spreads! (We’re in week 2 now and week 2 was also a single page – I will have shared it on Twitter/Instagram if you wanna see).
And that’s it for now!
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)