Happy Saturday everyone! I have exciting news: I’ve started setting up a new bullet journal!
After (almost) 11 months of use, I am reaching the end of my current journal, and while I will miss it, I am excited to be moving into my new notebook.
I don’t always start my journals at the beginning of the year, but everything lined up perfectly this time around and I’m all set to start using a new notebook in January—and for that reason, I’m going to be using today’s post to share with you all how I’ve set up my journal for 2019.
(Side note: for anyone who’s interested, here are the links to the stickers I put on my notebook cover! Intersectional feminism | Bookshelf heart | Succulents | And sadly the Stranger Things one does not seem to be available anymore, and I can’t find the flower ones online.)
This is by far my favorite page in my new journal. I was inspired by Lucie @ Journal Sanctuary to create a collage-y sort of cover page using washi tape and scraps of paper from magazines and calendars.
The very first thing that I set up in my new bullet journal was my future log. (I actually skipped the cover page at first and went back to it later.) (Also you can learn more about the future log in this post.) I decided to take up a few pages for my vertical future planning layout, and I have columns for every month of 2019, plus another page for 2020 dates.
Just like last year, I’ve set up a ‘year in pixels’ spread to track my mood for the entire year. Unlike last year, I’ve lowered the number of colors to just five. I found that using a lot of colors last year made the system too complex, and it made it hard to actually track patterns.
As you can see, I haven’t actually filled in this spread yet, (I’ll do that a little closer to the start of the year) but I’ll be using the same system as last year, so if you’d like to check it out, you can see my 2018 goals spread here.
Books to Read & Books Read
Next up are my reading spreads for the year. The first page is a bookshelf-style ‘to be read’ list, where I’ll draw little books with the titles of books I want to read and then color them in once I’ve read them. The second page is a list of books read. (I’m hoping to get to 100 this year!)
TV & Movies
And last but not least, we have my watchlist, divided into columns for shows and movies, and my movie log, where I’ll keep track of the movies I watch.
I hope you’re having a great month so far! Are you setting up a new bullet journal for 2019? (Or starting your first one?) Have you made any spreads yet for the new year? Let me know in the comments!