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Visualizing my journal- featuring TurnGram

January 9, 2018

Hello Friends! 

 

New Year, new goals, same hustle.

 

To be quite honest I am not a fan of the passing of time...The realization of how short every moment is can be daunting and when the hype of New Year's resolutions rolls around, it all kind of just hits you. Another year has past. So many memories, laughs, cries, failures, and accomplishments. What do I do different this year? Should I be setting more goals? Did I even meet last year's goals?!?  I tend to find myself in this predicament-  call it "Goal guilt."  I like to think that this year I will be going about things differently! 

 

I recently started a bullet journal to try to track my thoughts and inspirations. Yes, I have willing joined the bullet journal cult.  I have been a planner girl for years now- started in grade school and worked its way right into my adult life. And yes, I still use stickers. I like to think I've upgraded with my collection of washi tapes....No matter how many times people say "paper is on its way out," I love writing things down, seeing it physically in front of me -not on a damn screen!  I used to be a bright and vibrant Lilly Pulitzer agenda gal (surprise, surprise), then had a Kawaii-Molang-journal phase, and then settled over to the world of the Happy Planner. I still love my Happy Planner (great less expensive alternative to the Erin Condren) but a part of me has been itching to retire it. 

 

A brief look back at my planners of the past: 

This year I just wanted to try something different, something that would allow me more customization, more freedom to create my own weekly spreads. Something that would allow me to be a minimalist one week and a maximalist washi user another!  

 

I went with a basic spiral dotted notebook from MUJI. I figured I would try the world of bullet journalling for $4  MUJI is perfect for the minimalist look and their paper quality is amazing- so so soft. 

One thing that I have always wanted to incorporate into my weekly spreads are photos -especially photos from my instagram feed. Instagram is where I share my daily inspiration- my moments in time that matter to me. I recently discovered this subscription service called TurnGram, it allows you to send or receive your instagram photos on a monthly basis. You can specify what type of photos you would like ( i.e scenic shots, food pics, friends and family, etc.) and TurnGram will select and surprise you with a print of yours. It is a great gift to send friend or family member-or as I like to use it- a nice little reminder of the moments you create for yourself. Again, there is something about having the physical print that is meaningful to me. It is more than just scrolling through a feed.  As fast as 2018 will come and go, it will be nice to look back on a monthly basis and see what I have created for myself.

Here is a look at my first bullet journal spread, featuring my first TurnGram print!

I do still need to get over my fear of messing up and having those dreaded tilted lines!! but I think that will come once I get into the groove of bullet-ing. Overall, I am happy with my first spread! I did mess up a little bit (see if you can catch it, it's pretty obvious to me lol) but I love how it looks as a whole. My shot from this winter's first snow fall brings it all together and visualizes the week for me. Now that I have created my spread, it's time for me to create my week. 

 

Happy Bulleting! 

 

Meant to be,

Mar

 

 

*I was offered TurnGram prints in return for my review and feedback. All opinions, photos, are my own. 

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