The End of an Era: No More Bullet Journaling

By Kendra Sue - August 25, 2020

Hey there, it's been awhile since I posted. Sorry about that. To be honest a lot of the books I've read since I last posted have been on Audiobook and I just haven't had the motivation to post about every single Harry Potter book once I was done, and yes, I did just finish Harry Potter for the third time. 

I wanted to write this post because it saddens me to give this up, but I've been doing it for well over a year and I've lost my spark for it. I'm giving up bullet journaling. It's been so great and honestly the one thing I loved about it the most was my creativity within it. I could make it however I wanted and not be restricted by a pre-designed planner. But with everything going on in my life right now I need a pre-designed planner. 

I have money issues, and this blog isn't to talk about money issues, it's to talk about books. But since I bullet journal and show my bullet journal here this is an issue here that requires talking about bullet journaling and my money issue. 

I've created a budget for myself that I plan on sticking to, and I needed a lot of space to do said budget and a bullet journal was just not for me any more. I needed a 8 x 10 " planner in order to really do what I needed to do. So bullet journaling was now out of the question since they usually come in A5 notebook sizes. 

Yes, I could still do it and have it be my creative outlet, but at the same time, I just don't even want to do it anymore. I'm tired of doing it. I'm tired of coming up with a theme every month, and worrying it looks like crap. I'm tired of trying to make it look like everyone else's. So I just started using a planner and it has been my life saver. 

I check my planner every day and see what I have to do for the day, and I mark off what gets done, cross off or white out what didn't get done or got canceled. I've become obsessed with it. And it's like... why wasn't I doing this before? I got so obsessed with bullet journaling, I got so obsessed with making it MINE. Until one day I was just.... not obsessed anymore. 

The OCD in me needed organization rather than creativity. I've become more organized with life in general in the last few weeks and honestly its become a life saver. I have my budget taped into my planner and it's been so helpful to identify what is due when and when I'm supposed to do certain things. I technically stole this planner from Allison because she was no longer using it lmao. But I already have my 2021 planner for next year! I also got a pocket planner for 2021 and it's got little bees on it and I'm so excited for it. 

So no more bullet journal spread posts, and honestly this site is kind of dead anyway because I don't read nearly as much as I should. I'm going to continue posting here, but I know no one reads this so it's kind of pointless. Oh well. 

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