For my very first post I decided to show you where everything bullet journal related started for me. I bought my first Leuchtturm1917 last January – so starting this blog is like an anniversary present to myself. So without any further ado …
Welcome to amazinglymarvelous!
But it all started so much sooner… I always loved making list and keeping track of every task.
Here are some examples of my earliest tries at bullet journaling without knowing what it was!
I don’t even know if I bought all those journals myself or someone thought those little gems would make a good gift (they were!). Some of the methods of tracking along the way:
- A lined, A5 journal with the little people on the cover is a well used recipe book.
- A pocket-sized (A6), lined Moleskine in red for (obviously) tracking the books I read in 2015 including a page count.
- A red, hardcover, squared, A5 journal (doesn’t exist anymore) to take all kinds of notes when I moved to Boston in 2013. It helped me keep track of everything during the move, visa regulations, classes …
- An Old Leather Black Moroccan, Flexi Mini size, by Paperblanks for quotes I wanted to remember.
- For several years I used a Moleskine Weekly Notebook Diary/Planner in Pocket size for all my calendar-needs. It has a weekly layout on the left and a lined page on the right. Unfortunately, I ran out of page quite a number of times. That was also the reason why I added the above mentioned red journal.
- My super-nerdy Iron Man journal (A5) for all kinds of notes I take when taking online courses or attend webinars. I picked up this beauty at the Avengers S.T.A.T.I.O.N. in Las Vegas.
- On top of that I had WAY TOO MUCH loose paper laying around with lists, ideas, reminders…
How it all started …
In the end (or is it really the beginning?) I decided in late December of 2014 to finally find a better method! Enter Ryder Carroll’s Bullet Journal and BohoBerry! And I was hooked! I really liked the idea of as much or as little space for each day/month/year as I need or want. In addition, Kara’s (bohoberry) artistic layouts convinced me that I could be a little more artistic as well.
Not quite a week later I purchased my first lime green, squared Leuchtturm1917 in A5. Fortunately, I still had some of the pens talked about in many bullet journaling blog laying around (happens when you are in Germany for Christmas break and those are the pens I used in school). I started with a
- 10-pack of Staedtler rollerball pens
- a 4-pack of black PITT artist pens
- some left over colored pencils
- a ruler
- some Avengers stickers (here comes the NERD!)
A lot from there on was trial and error … I will talk some more about this in my next post … stay tuned for more amazing-ness at amazinglymarvelous!
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