After receiving my first ever Bullet Journal for my birthday, I can’t get enough!
In case you don’t know what a Bullet Journal is, it’s basically a diary but it’s different to ordinary notebooks because it’s made out of sheets of paper that are dotted rather than lined. They’re fantastic for organisation and help you get creative in a more structured way. If you’re interested to see what I mean have a look at their site over at bulletjournal.com but beware, you’ll get obsessed like I did 😉
Fairytale Inspired Future Log
So the first thing that they recommend you to draw out is a future log. This is the area to help you move things from one month to another in an easy way, in case you weren’t able to complete a task when you wanted. Essentially, all you are doing is plotting your future months.
As you may notice, fairy tales really inspire everything that I do so I thought the Bullet Journal should reflect that also. I’ve created a future log in my first ever bullet journal with each month being in the theme of a particular fairy tale story that I know and love. I began with April as I only started in March (entry log below.)
- April: Thumbelina
- May: Cinderella
- June: Bluebeard
- July: The Fisherman and the Fish
- August: Snow White
- September: Little Red Riding Hood
- October: The Little Mermaid
- November: The Sleeping Beauty
- December: The Snow Queen
March Entry in the theme of Beauty and the Beast
This is my first monthly entry in the journal and it’s all based around the story of Beauty and the Beast. I chose the theme because this is when the new movie has come out so thought it was appropriate 🙂
On the first page I’ve added 8 tasks, split out in half by ‘Beauty’ and ‘Beast’. What I meant by ‘Beauty’-full tasks were things that were beautiful both of mind and body so it included things like getting a haircut or simply finishing a crafts project or book. Whereas the ‘Beast’-ly tasks were tasks to help me stop doing something naughty, such as skipping gym or spending and eating too much.
The second monthly log page included a calendar to help me track the days and dates whilst below that was a direct reference to the story itself where I included the wilting rose and enchanted mirror. The latter has a lovely quote, ‘You are your own kind of beautiful’ to remind me to love myself no matter what and the former has three general tasks that I want to complete this month before it’s over.
Key Idea for a Book Lover
Books are fundamental to storytelling so I decided to create my key (area that explains what the symbols that I use are) in a similar fashion. I drew stacked books and each one has the title of one symbol and its meaning. It’s simple but I love it and so I’ve finished it off with a meaningful fairy tale quote at the bottom of that same page.
I really hope you enjoy my videos as much as I enjoyed making them. I absolutely loved drawing and planning these and I’m sure I’ll be continuing with my Bullet Journal every month by sticking to my chosen themes. Be sure to subscribe to my YouTube channel so that you never miss any!
Let me know if you have your own diary or Bullet Journal below 🙂