As it is getting closer to the New Year, there has been one thing on my mind and that is starting this whole bullet journalling thang. I went into a stationary store recently and purchased, literally, the bare minimum I figured I would need to start up bullet journalling - a book(s) and a pen(s). I'm always weary of things like this where I feel like I need so many tools and materials to get started and with this I really wanna just use what I actually need and not be too excessive, that may come a bit later.
Personally for me and for my bullet journal, I wanted to use simple plain blank paper. I wasn't too fused about the size or the quality of paper but I really didn't want lines or dots or grids because for some reason I feel like that will really just mess me up. I would feel the need to have a constant 'theme' or 'setup' throughout and I really wanted this to be quite open and a planner sort of where I can do whatever I wanted to with it - which is essentially what a bullet journal is.
I see a lot of people use the actual bullet journal journal or the leuchttrum one but these little notebooks were so much cheaper at only 69 Baht which is less than $3 NZ, so you can imagine how happy I was - Also the reason I got three was so that incase I ran out I could start a new one and have the journals look consistent in shape and size. Speaking of size, this is a little less than A5 which is super cute and perfect for me to carry around all the time. I'm also super happy that this isn't spiral bound, theres nothing I hate more than a spiral bound book!
Next up I got some pens. Wow.
I picked up a classic ball point pen style of pen which came in a set of 10 with all different colours. I'm also thinking about getting gel colour pens maybe since I find that gel just writes so much neater. And as for gel pens, I did get 3 black gel pens to write the majority of the stuff in my bullet journal. It has a really fine tip which is nice for smaller books.
So that is it for what I purchased. I went real basic and simple with this start up which I'm happy about since I mentioned before that I didn't want this to become somewhat excessive and an over the top way of planning. I also started a pinterest board to get me inspired and all that so follow that here if you are in need of inspiration for bullet journalling.
If any of you guys are thinking of starting to use this style of journalling/planning or if you already are, let me know some of your tips and tricks as well as supplies you use all the time!
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