I have been researching bullet journaling for a couple months now. It caught my interest while I was looking up something for the kids at work to do for that day. I instantly was interested and began researching it further. Starting a bullet journal, however, felt like a daunting task that I was not up for at the end of 2017 because, well, I hated my life at that point, and decided for 2018, I was going to have a more positive outlook on life, so I thought that the beginning of the year would be a perfect time to start. I grabbed an old comp book that I bought but never used, and got to work starting on the second (I was sick the first and did NOTHING).
First off: I LOVE IT! It is an organized person’s dream! plus I love journaling anyway, so it works out perfectly for me. I am one of those people that loves to buy new supplies to keep myself organized. Binders, pens, notebooks, dividers, etc. so being able to bullet journal means that I can justifiably buy new pens, a bullet journal, and other things that I “need” for it, and my husband is just excited that I am not being a hateful bitch anymore *shrug*.
Second: It is almost like self care for me. I have a really busy life: kids, work, graduate school, being a wife… this can get a little overwhelming, especially for someone who is pregnant and who’s anxiety is through the freaking roof. I am always trying to find things to do for myself.
Third: It makes me happy. I am a new person in 2018, so I want to be happy and I am going to make myself happy even with little things like a bullet journal. For those of you who think that I should just be happy because I have kids, whether you have kids or not, probably have not experienced the terrible depression and anxiety I experience ever single day. I love my children more than myself. I would do anything for them, and they are so awesome. But when you are so busy ad feel as overwhelmed as I do, and have to do all of the housework as well because your husband (up until 2 weeks ago) couldn’t be bothered, sometimes it is hard to really be thankful for what you have.
I just finished the first chapter of the book. I have 2 people reading it right now so they can critique it for me. Now that I have my bullet journal, it motivates me to get shit done and write at least 500 words a day, as well as update my blog. I don’t even know who reads this, but thank you for reading it!