Starting my 2017 Bullet Journal

Starting my 2017 Bullet Journal

I always wanted to start my own bullet journal since I came across those awesome pages designs on Pinterest. I have been saving design ideas to my Pinterest board for a while and am finally starting my own bullet journal. It’s just in time for the beginning of the New Year.


Bullet Journal Supplies

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Starting a bullet journal does not require anything special. It can be just as simple as a piece of paper and a pen.  I have been doing some research and the most recommended supplies are:

Leuchtturm1917 Medium Size Hardcover A5 Notebook – Dotted Pages – Black
Staedtler Triplus Fineliner Pens, .3mm, Metal Clad Tip, 20-Pack, Assorted (334SB20BK)

I have also bought:

Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft Black Detail PITT Artist Pens, Set of 4

this pen costs a little more money but does write nicely!



Getting started

How do you get started if you have never started a bullet journal before? I have read many great bullet journal blogs and created a Pinterest board with a collection of page ideas. To start, I wrote down everything that I wanted to track in my bullet journal. So far my bullet journal will have the following pages:

  • Table of Contents
  • Overview of the Year 2017 (12 months /page)
  • Goals
  • Planning ahead (3 months / page)
  • Birthdays
  • Monthly Overview (2 pages) x 12
  • Weekly Overview (2 pages) x 52
  • Mood Tracker
  • Run Tracker
  • Weight Tracker

I am thinking about adding a few pages that will financial information such as savings goals, income/expense overview and maybe some pages that will keep track of my social media accounts.

Bullet Journal Pages

The following are some of my pages:

This page has the overview of the Year 2017

Bullet Journal Overview

Next is the monthly overview page. I have started with January but will be adding a few more things to the page. I will be doing the same for all the other months as well.

Bullet Journal Monthly

Here is a picture my weight tracker page. I will be using this page to keep track of my weight loss. We’ll see if I can lose 40lbs by the end of 2017.

Bulllet Journal Weight

I enjoy going for a run. This page will help me keep track of all my run through out the year. I am planning on running 3x a week. A couple short runs and a longer run on the weekend would be good.

Bullet Journal Running

Well that’s it for now. I will be posting again as soon as I have a few more pages completed. You can follow me on Instagram to see my planner and bullet journal layouts @organizedandhappier or Pinterest @organizedhappy


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