Planning my next Planner

Since I started my bullet journal journey at the start of the year, I have really gotten into the idea and love the process. I have mentioned in past posts, but I started in a weekly Plum Paper planner I had purchased a while ago. The planner runs through August 2017 and A) I wanted to use this up since I paid for it and B) I thought it would be a good way to test what worked for me and what didn’t. Combined with a random Moleskine I had lying around this was a great starter system.

But, man, am I excited to bust open my first Leuchtturm 1917 notebook. The excitement is not helped at all by the fact that the itΒ is already sitting in the apartment just waiting for me thanks to a total surprise purchase from my boyfriend πŸ™‚ (he is such an enabler sometimes).

In an effort to take and reflect on what works and what doesn’t I have started a spread in my current bullet journal. I know, such a surprise, right πŸ˜‰ With the switch over I will be leaving behind the structure and guide that my Plum Paper planner gives, but it will be very nice to have the flexibility of blank pages.

Even with just 4 months under my belt, I know for sure there are some things that just don’t work for me and will not put in an appearance in my next bullet journal. Some spreads will be replicated exactly as they currently exist, while others may be edited a bit. I am also looking forward to being able to condense and re-organize my Essential Oil notes.

Part of my “Planning the Future Planner” spread included listing out spreads I wanted to include, and marking whether they would be one and done or reoccurring. I also made some doodle, very rough doodles, for some of the first spreads I want to try.

I definitely know that there will always be new ideas and layouts I want to try (thanks instagram and pinterest), but I wanted to make sure my next bullet journal is the best fit for me. It’s okay to admit that some spreads don’t work. But rather than give up completely on the idea, think of ways to re-work it that might be better for you!

Keep your eyes peeled for more posts about my Leuchtturm; now that I have all this extra time with it I am sure it will make an appearance here sooner rather than later πŸ™‚



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