It has been a very long time since I’ve done a journal with me post! I haven’t been in the mood to journal at all in the past few months, and I honestly can’t pinpoint why. I want to say it is a lack of motivation rather than inspiration, but I can’t really say what it is. I actually do feel both motivated and inspired. But my energy has been more focused towards my blog, writing/reading, and health/fitness. Journaling just hasn’t been a top priority like it used to be, and I just don’t find it as fun.
However, I missed a day of school this week, and I felt like getting back into it, even if it just with one page. I miss the feeling of satisfaction after completing a page, so I knew I wanted to at least try to work on it.
I began by adding some cardstock paper with some different designs on the blank page and just filled in a quote I liked. Then, I found a magazine clipping that I really liked and trimmed the edges around to fit onto the page and I ended up really liking the look.
Then, I added some washi tape and another magazine clipping, as well as some lines around the girl. As you can see in the next picture though, I ended up not liking what I did, so I used acrylic paint to black it out instead.
This definitely suited my style a lot more, and I am so pleased with the result! As for the finishing touches, I just added some little stickers, and I topped it off with another quote! Sometimes I fill empty space with some of my writing, but I was lacking the inspiration at the time.
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I know it has been a while since I’ve done one of these, but would you guys want me to post some more soon? Please let me know, because I only want to do them if you’d be interested :)
Today’s post is going to be all about my April spread for my bullet journal! If you haven’t heard about the bullet journal, it is basically a DIY planner that is super customizable and easy to change around to fit your needs!
Currently, I use my bujo to track my daily habits, write to-do lists, keep a list of my ARCs to read, and remind me of important events!
At the beginning of each month, I draw out a little calendar for the month, and I also write a list of important events to remember. Also, something very important is writing out my goals for the month. I like to keep this at the front so I can be constantly reminded to work towards them. Usually, they are book, fitness, or blog related!
Right after that, I draw out my monthly habit tracker! These are things I try to do as often as possible. Marking them off everyday helps to keep me motivated.
Now, onto the daily spread! This month, I decided to go for a simple-yet-classy look! You can see how I use it in the picture below!
I try to write all of the most important tasks that I have to complete for the day. As you can see, some days are a lot more productive than others.
Please let me know what you think down below, and if you have written any bujo posts, leave them in the comments! I am always looking for more inspiration :)
the thing about writing is that sometimes you feel as though you have nothing to write. you think your words are not worthy enough to be put on paper. but writing is for you. it does not need to meet anyone’s standards. all that you need is a pen and a thought. we all have plenty of those. the rest will follow naturally.
when i write, i can feel all the energy inside me flowing. i feel powerful, indestructible. words are a vital part of my existence. i would be incredibly lost without them. there’s something inside me that draws me to this art form constantly. this need i have for writing is inescapable.
put the pen to the edge of the paper, my dear, and let the words flow out of you. they don’t need to be perfect, but they still deserve to be said.
I received a stunning journal from Tremundo Journals a few days ago, and I absolutely had to talk about it. I chose a mini canvas notebook with a wolf print on the cover. This design really spoke to me because of the sunset and the moon in the background. Two of my favorite things. The quality is amazing. The pages are thin but my watercolor paints did not bleed through, and neither did my Staedtler pens. It is pretty small which is perfect for carrying around with you everywhere you go. Overall, it is just a really nice journal.
If you are thinking about journaling, you should check out Tremundo journals and try this one out! You can get free shipping in the US with the code “JUJ17” until July 31.
I wanted to show you guys what some of the pages I designed look like so far!
It’s been two months since my last Journal With Me because I haven’t been doing much journaling recently. I guess I fell into a bit of a funk with inspiration and motivation recently.
I subscribed to the Vogue magazine though, and I have received three since. These gave me a lot of inspiration so I went through them and picked some of my favorites to create a bit of a vision board look for this spread!
The theme I went for in this one was yellow and pink. I overdid the left side a bit with the yellow, so it wasn’t as subtle as I wanted it to be, but I am happy with the overall outcome. Let me know if you have any questions about the steps!
I swear I will try to post more of these whenever I can! I hope you like the final product. Please let me know what you think in the comments :)