My oh my, this post is late! Last time I checked, June already started over a week ago! I have been super busy due to the end of the school year, but luckily for me, IT’S SUMMER! One of my main goals for this summer is to stick to a consistent posting schedule, so please bear with me as I get into my blogging groove.
Anyway, I figured it’s better to post my June setup now rather than never, so without further ado, I present my 11-days-late June bullet journal setup post!
May was crazy, and I am seriously looking forward to having a relaxing month full of journaling, being artsy, reading lots of books, and sipping lemonade, perhaps on a beach.
Completed Monthly Pages:
Favorite Spreads of May:
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I started the month off with a little doodle and a High School Musical quote. I couldn’t resist. (On a side note: I definitely did not start singing this song anytime an innocent person asked for the time all month.)
As you can see, I’m going with a beachy theme this month.
I’m super excited to use this spread I learned from Shelby of Little Coffee Fox. (I adore her blog!) The basic idea is that you break up your big goals for the month into small steps, which are assigned to specific weeks.
I changed my blog layout this month for a few reasons:
- I wanted more space to write the names of posts—last month’s spread felt really cramped!
- I wanted to have space to plan my instagram posts
So far, I like it!
This is one of my favorite spreads this month. I don’t know why I didn’t start this sooner! I got the idea from Natascha of Planning Routine. Every day, I write down two things that made me happy. I love this idea because it’s quick and easy, and it’s important to recognize everyday happiness.
Last but not least, my mood mandala! Because this post is so late, you get a sneak peek at the start of my mandala. 😉 The only thing I’ve changed about this spread is that I made the circles bigger so the mandala stretches across two pages.
Dailies This Month:
While setting up my monthly spreads, I came to a shocking realization: I don’t have enough space in my bullet journal for June! I was able to fit in my monthly pages, some collections, and my weekly spreads, but there was no way I was going to fit all my dailies. And so, trying my hardest to be an adaptable human, I came up with a solution: my sidekick!
Now, I know what you’re thinking. I didn’t know Annie was a superhero! I thought she was just a nerd who goes to school, writes things in her journal, and then writes blog posts about the things she writes in her journal so I can read them! How cool is that?! Um, well, sorry to disappoint you, but in this instance, sidekick is, in fact, a bullet journal term. If you haven’t heard of it before, a bullet journal sidekick is a word used to describe a small notebook that supplements a person’s regular bullet journal. (There is a blog post on this topic coming soon, lovelies, so don’t fret!)
While there are many ways to use a sidekick, I tend to carry mine around with me to school and other stuff so I can write down any ideas I have. (And sometimes doodle in it if I’m really bored…shhh!) I will not bring my bullet journal out of the house unless absolutely necessary, for fear of my beautiful baby being lost, or dropped in a puddle, or attacked by journal-eating demons, so this is my compromise. Then, when I return to the safety of my house, I look back at what I wrote and transfer all the important ideas into my actual bullet journal, minus the doodles and whatnot.
Anyway, this month, I decided to put all of my daily logs in my sidekick. I have a new notebook, but I didn’t want to re-draw all of my June spreads that I had already made, and I didn’t want to start a new journal mid-month. Here’s how I’ve been setting up my dailies:
Basically, I write the date and the weather in a cute little header thingy, and then I have my bullets with my tasks, events, and notes underneath as usual. Everything else (weekly spreads, collections, etc) still goes in my regular, a5-sized bullet journal, and I’ll probably return to keeping my daily logs in my regular journal in July when I break open a new notebook.
I’ll keep you posted on how it’s working, and don’t forget to follow my instagram, blossomsandbujos, for updates!
(For a full list of my favorite bullet journal supplies, see this post.)
Tombow Dual Brush Pens (May colors: 743, 772, 133; June color: 373)
Tombow Fudenosuke brush pens
Pilot Metropolitan Retro Pop (turquoise; fine nib)
Le pen (black)
And there you have it! Any thoughts? Feel free to talk to me in the comments below, or through my contact form. I’d love to hear from you!