I took a break.
For anyone who reads my blog, I think that's pretty obvious.
You know how it goes. Sometimes, life gets the better of us. Through all the ups and downs, sometimes you hit the downs a little too hard to get back up for a long time.
Yeah, I've been going through it. Work, life, love...all of the tumultuous and heart-wrenching above. But I realized something, while I was dealing with everything I've been dealing with. I don't want to be someone who looks back on my life and remembers it as a brief and dysfunctional blur broken up by the occasional "why me".
I love writing and I love the things I write about. I love the thought of sharing my thoughts and feelings with people and inspiring them to do things that inspire other people. I have so many goals for this blog (and my life) and I'm not there yet so there's only two noble options: reach those goals or die trying. Literally. Like if you don't reach your goals, you just don't reach them and later on, you die. That's that annoying thing called "life".
SO! With that being said, I saddled up and got back on the blog horse.
Even if I haven't been blogging, I've still been up to some things. I've been working out, progressing professionally, working on my novels and my latest obsession, bullet journaling.
I'd been saying to my coworkers for months that I wanted to start a bullet journal. So many months in fact, that I think the Bujo (short for bullet journal-which took me months to figure out) craze has died down a little.
That's probably a good thing. I used to see approximately 19 million pins a day about bullet journals and though I hadn't started my own yet, I still wanted to PIN ALL THE PINS. It was a lot of information to take in and I think I was a bit too overwhelmed to start my own for a while. However, I finally did and I can. Not. Stop. It's fun, very relaxing and fun to look at when I finish!
So I'm going to share a few of my pages with you guys and also explain to you what exactly bullet journaling is, for those of you who don't know.
Warning: if you don't like stickers, this post probably isn't for you.
What exactly is a bullet journal?
A bullet journal is a cross between a planner, a journal, a notepad and a scrapbook. The pages are meant to be visually appealing and be a place to collect:
Most people use their bullet journals as planners, creating weekly or monthly calendar "spreads" (a two page layout, often themed or at least color schemed) with room to plan out their days. I don't have the time to plan, draw and color spreads in as much detail as I like to, every single week, so I prefer other types of pages and spreads that I can start one day and finish the next day (or, cough, a few days later) if need be. Here are a few of my pages and spreads:
Totally my new favorite hobby. I've been pretty consistent with it so far and it's definitely a good way to help me organize my thoughts.
So what are your thoughts on bullet journaling? If you're the creative or list-making type, I'd definitely recommend giving it a go.
Till next time Loveberries! It'll be soon, I promise!
Confused Millenial mommy, constantly learning and reinventing myself. College grad, budding authoress and awkward geek extraordinaire. I like the Bee Gees.