It’s that time again, friends! A new month means new bullet journal spreads! Let’s get right to it!
HAHA! My photos aren’t crap this month! They also aren’t super sleek like some bloggers but, hey, it’s the last week of grad school so we’re calling this good.
April fell the fuck apart. There is no other way to say it. Between traveling for my kid’s spring break, a blizzard, and then coming down with that God-awful plague that everyone seemed to get April just never quite got off the ground.
My Line a Day page sums up the last half of the month pretty well. I pretty much gave up on my meal tracker and line a day. Most of my daily and weekly pages are empty. I’m ok with that. Before my PTSD diagnosis, I probably would have freaked out and tried to push myself to get every line and every box filled in but this time I just…didn’t? And it felt freaking amazing! To just say to myself “that can wait, you can’t” was a huge step in my healing process
(I might be getting teary as I write this) and I’m so proud of myself for having a half-empty month.
Self-care BINGO was hit-and-miss. I got a little too ambitious with some of my goals but I managed to get one BINGO which resulted in a trip to Starbucks.
Ok, on to the May update…
Given my struggles in April, May’s theme got put on the back burner. Ended up going with “Growth” because “April showers bring May flowers” was too much for me and Graduation was too…well gray and black. I have a ton of green, leafy washi so we’ve got vines, and fields, and some flowers but not a ton. Anyway, pretty pleased with how this came out. Not perfect but I’m learning to let go of the perfection.
May starts off the same way as my other bujos: cover page, monthly, goals, and habits. I wanted to try something new this month to give me a more holistic view of what’s going on in my life.
Being out of work since November, I’ve really had to crack down on my spending. The budget tracker is back because it really is a godsend. I still have some spending issues but I managed to spend less in April than I did in March so YAY! I’m confident I can be even more proactive with my spending this month.
I’m still working on using my meal planner religiously. I have another appointment with the dietitian this month so that’s a good motivator to be on top of my food.
Self-care BINGO is back! I had a blast with it in April but like I said, I was too ambitious. This month I revised some of my goals and just left a bunch blank until I can think of some good items to drop into the squares.
OMG — I will have time to read again in a week! Maybe I will actually fill up my reading list for the month!?
Then we get back into my “normal” spreads. I combined my Line A Day and Gratitude spreads into one journaling page. I upped my creativity on my Currently recap by hand-drawing that sucker (there’s something to be said of the printable though). Finally, my Wins/Losses page finishes the tracking spreads and we head into my weeklies and dailies.
Avoid the plague.
Supplies for March:
- Pilot Precise V5 Deco Collection Rolling Ball Pens
- Pilot FriXion Ball Slim Retractable
- Craft Smith™ Wonton In A Million™ Sticker Book, Budget 1
- Craft Smith™ Sweet Kawaii Design™ Sticker Book, Home Life
- Happy Planner, Farmhouse Stickers
- Krissyanne Designs, Celebrate Life Stickers
- Zebra Pen Mildliner