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Bullet Journal Update: One Month



About a month ago, back in July, I had published a post on how to create a bullet journal. I went through the basics of a bullet journal and briefly covered the uses for a bullet journal. (If you haven't read that post yet, click here.) That post was also partially on my own bullet journal, and how I was choosing to set it up.

That was July, and now August is here. So, how did I do with my first month of bullet journaling? Read on to find out, and to see my bullet journal plans for this month.
I really did not do well with my first month of bullet journaling. In fact, I didn't even finish the month. My last entry was Wednesday, July 13th, and I didn't even finish that! If you look closely, you'll see that I did not complete the "journal" part of my bullet journal.

This was my last bullet journal page in July.

The next few days after the 13th, I had thought about starting again, but I never did get around to it. I just stopped completely. I did not write in my index.

An empty index.

I did not use my little monthly calendar.

No dates here!

I didn't even check off my goals (I still completed a good number of them!) or fill in the boxes for the #sammyreadsjuly16 photo challenge.

(I think this picture is almost identical to the one in my other
bullet journal post.)

However, I still had a good run from July 1st through the 12th. I filled out the daily pages, and even added a little design to the page for the 4th through 6th.

My daily logs for July 1st-6th.

I also added an extra page from when I went to Barnes & Noble, in which I made a list of books I wanted. (I ended up buying The Goldfinch.)

A list of books I was thinking about buying. (I bought The
Goldfinch.)
Still, I would like to have a better and longer run this month in August. I even dedicated this page/divider to keeping up with my bullet journal. After all, I think that it really can be a useful thing to plan with, and I think that having to make and design the pages yourself gets you more engaged in the planning.

I created this as both a reminder and a divider for July
and August.
For August, I am not changing things up too much. After all, I haven't even tried my system of bullet journaling for a full month! I still have the same color coding system and set-up for my monthly calendar.

My August Calendar with the same set-up and color coding.
For my monthly goals page, however, I have decided to shake things up a bit. I still have a section for personal goals and blogging goals. I also still have the section to track our progress for the photo challenge we are participating in on Instagram. But I have also added a combined monthly tracker that allows me to see how much I have read, cleaned my room, wrote in my journal, and gone outdoors throughout the month!

My new and improved August goals section.

I also have a slight change in my daily logs. Instead of having six extra boxes of space for me to work with, I have gotten rid of them and decided to use them for the logs themselves. I also made an extra slot on the side (I used to only have two) so that I can draw a flower there. (Ever since drawing those flowers for my DIY bookmark post, I have been drawing flowers almost every night!)

My daily logs...so far.

I am not exactly sure how this will all work out. If I have any major changes, I'll be sure to let you all know either through the blog or through our bookstagram. How is your bullet journal going? I would love to know!

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  1. Bullet journaling just seems so fun, but I'd be so bad at it. I don't think I could do that t for even a week without forgetting and moving on to do something else. Whoops.

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