I began bullet journaling over a year ago and have never looked back. Up until recently, I have kept every single thing in my journal.
However, I noticed that my personal journaling felt disjointed and separated. When I finished my most recent Leuchttrum1917, I realized that I also left some important collections in that journal. And what about those really, really personal things I wanted to journal about? I didn’t feel like I could keep those thoughts in my bullet journal (which a lot of people see).
So…what’s the only logical conclusion? Buy more journals! 🙂
My favorite place to buy journals is Jenni Bick Custom Journals, but, like any other journaler, I pick them up when I see ones I like.
Below is a collection in my current bullet journal. I started keeping track of what each journal was for (just for fun). I started this list when I had more journals than things to write about! haha! I wrote this page awhile ago, and since then, I’ve found something for each journal.
And just to clarify…I definitely don’t carry around all of these journals at once! 🙂
In keeping with the collection list of journals above…not the photo above (yes, it does bug me that my list and the photo above aren’t in the same order).
My grey journal is going to be my Muddy Fox Farm journal
I’m going to set it up like my bullet journal, with an index and page numbers, but keep only things related to the farm in this journal. I’ll include things like: on going house projects, out buildings, animals, feed, gardening, egg laying, when/what to plant, where I buy food for animals, etc.
Currently it’s blank, but when we find that farm, I’ll be ready! 🙂
My small brown journal is for personal, topical journaling
It’s my smallest journal, and I do carry it with me at times. I use it for topical, mostly personal stuff. Not things that I don’t want other people to see, but just things that are on my mind at the time.
I pick a topic (usually something that I’m really thinking about or struggling with) and write the topic at the top of the page. Then I take a page or two to journal.
My teal journal is for very personal stuff
I don’t have a picture of this one. 🙂 In fact, I told Brent that if anything ever happens to me, he should burn this journal.
I’m a natural stuffer. I tend to keep feelings inside. Since I’m also a non-confrontational, pleaser, and peace keeper, I didn’t really feel comfortable sharing many of these thoughts and feelings. And until I started journaling, I really never let those feelings out.
This teal journal has helped me tremendously. I have a safe place to express my deepest feelings. When I write all that stuff down, sometimes I realize that my feelings aren’t really on target. Sometimes I realize that they are real and true, but I can’t really do anything about them. And sometimes it just helps to express them without hurting anybody’s feelings. It’s a total win!
My white journal is for random stuff
I have ideas, journaling, photos, and just random things in there.
My large brown journal is for travel
I want to keep my travel journaling in this book. I want to include pictures, souvenirs, journaling, maps, etc.
My blue journal is for my permanent collections
I keep regular collections right in my Bullet Journal – like notes from books I’ve read, pros/cons of homes we tour, planning adventures, etc. My blue journal has more permanent collections that I don’t want to transfer to each and every bullet journal when I start a new one.
My Bucket list is here as well as my growing list of books to read.
My large yellow journal is where I keep my home improvement ideas
I do have extensive Pinterest boards dedicated to projects that I like or want to do. However, I needed a place to draw out some ideas. This Leuchttrum1917 has blank pages, so anything goes!
My large light teal journal is for my hand lettering practice
There are a TON of handwriting guides out there. I really like The Happy Ever Crafter and her handwriting drills (sign up for her worksheets for free!)
It really is true…the more you practice, the better you will get…and that includes hand lettering!
My Leuchttrum1917 leather cover
I’ve had many people ask me where I purchased my leather Leuchttrum1917 cover. I love this cover – fits perfectly and looks so sharp! I bought it from Jenni Bick.
Anyone else collecting more and more journals?!? 🙂