I know – can you believe 2017 is almost here!?
Celebrating a new year often means writing down some new resolutions and goals. It seems like such a cliche-ish thing to do, but it really is a good idea to take time to re-focus and start fresh. What better way to start a new year than to have a few new goals and plans, right?!
For me, 2016 is ending on the very last page of my Leuchttrum 1917 journal – what perfect timing! By the way, if you’re new to Bullet Journaling, you can see how I set up my 2016 journal HERE.
My 2017 journal is basically the same, but I did make a few changes…
Index for collections in previous journals
You know how you have all of these great collections in your journal…reading lists, vacation spots, dream home lists, cleaning schedules, list of favorite wines, etc? I wanted to find a way to reference those collections without carrying around my older journals. The easiest way seemed to just make a simple list.
So I added an Index for important collections that I’m not going to move over to my most current journal. I really, really didn’t want to transfer all of my collections each and every time I start a new journal. It just seems like so. much. work. Hence the “collections in other journals” list below.
There are a few collections that I am transferring though, such as my weekly/monthly cleaning schedule. I look at that list daily, so I think it would be a huge pain to always go back and reference it in my 2016 journal.
I use washi tape tabs on my pages for quick reference (see the pictures at the end of this post). These tabs save tons of time, so I’m definitely keeping them!
yearly calendar – personal
I do rely heavily on iCal for long term planning (I’m also a wedding & portrait photographer), appointments, birthdays and maybe a few other random things. However, I definitely do use the yearly calendar in my bullet journal. It helps me keep an eye on the big picture.
This is a different layout than my 2016 journal. I like this one better because this time I’ve made room to write the details.
yearly calendar – business
On the left hand side of the picture below you can see the end of the yearly planning for my photography business. I haven’t finished filling it in yet, but I use it for marketing, social media planning, weddings, portraits, goals, and anything else related to my business. This part of my bullet journal has definitely helped me stay on top of everything business related! 🙂
I do have a Bucket List, but the goals below are just for 2017. I tried to choose a goal from different areas of life like: family, personal development, spirituality, fun & recreation, and health & fitness. I actually added a few others after I took this picture. The goals aren’t anything super crazy, but a few are sort of challenging.
Then right into dailies. I don’t use weeklies because, for me, it seems redundant. I know many, many people who prefer the weekly overview to the dailies. That’s the beauty of bullet journaling – you do whatever you want! 🙂
My tracker is the same (except I organized it a littler better) except I did add another thing to it after I took this photo. I added ‘flexibility’. I’m not aiming to stretch every single day, but definitely more than I do now (which is NEVER).
So I found something that I’m totally in love with…my leather journal cover. My absolute favorite place to purchase journals is Jenni Bick. Their quality is second to none and the customer service is even better…if you can imagine! 🙂 Jenni made this cover especially for me (awwww!), but there may be plans to start making more of these to specifically fit the Leuchttrum1917. If you’re interested, just email them! 🙂
Here you can see the washi tabs I was talking about above. The different washi tapes are referenced in my Key. These puppies are definitely a time saver!
I hope you have a happy and healthy 2017! Comment or email me if you have any questions about bullet journaling!! 🙂