You all seemed to really like my tour of last months bullet journal and I loved writing it so I thought I would do one for my April spread too. I started my bullet journal in January this year and I have no idea how I coped without it before.
While most people’s bullet journals cover every aspect of their lives – from daily planning, to habit tracking etc. But I like having two separate ones, one for that kind of thing and then one for all my bookish things. And for a few months I have been adoring watching bullet journalling videos, mainly Plant Based Bride (who’s spreads are always beyond stunning) so if you’re into bullet journalling you need to check her out!
So let’s get into this, I’m just going to ramble through my spreads and if you guys have any ideas on how I can improve it or spreads I should add please give me suggestions, cause like I said I’m just getting into this kind of thing. This is my bullet journal. It’s such a pretty Teal colour, and also nice and plain. I bought it on Amazon for £8.99. It’s an A5 Dotted Notebook by Stationary Island. It has 180 pages at 120 gsm. I adore the quality and if your interested in getting into BuJo-ing but you don’t want to fully commit to all of the snazzy equipment that the professionals use. I just use a Black Uni-ball eye pens to write everything (cause they’re my favorite pen to write with), and then my Stabilo pastel highlighters for decorational bits and pieces.
This is the first page. I showed it in my last post but I have added a short goals sections so I thought I would show you all again. It just has all my blogging details, in case I lose it…or maybe cause I feel fancy writing down like it’s important information. On the other side of the page is my key to decipher my notes pages from months past, plus it helps to keep a nice cohesive theme between all of my monthly spreads.
The theme I chose for this month was peaches. I was really into watching Animal Crossing videos when making this theme so that’s why. I liked that it was kind of simple to both draw and in colour so it wasn’t too overwhelming. My drawings are certainly still amateur but they get the job done. Same as last month my TBR is colour coded to my enjoyment. I had a lot of unfinished reads last month so I colour coded them depending on my enjoyment up until that point. It’s also a nice way to show how much I read of each unfinished book.
This next page is clearly a little bit of chaos just like last month. I had a pretty busy posting schedule, along with a lot of great ideas running through my head. It’s the first time I filled a ideas page which felt great – you can see that I only scrapped one idea at the end of the month and moved basically everything else over to May’s Idea spread. I didn’t have too many revisions on my posting schedule in April, compared to March which was basically one massive revision haha.
This next page is my book purchasing pages, both physical and e-book. And then I have the books I want to buy. Again, I was relatively nice to my bank account this month as I didn’t buy too many things. I definitely want to give myself more space for books I want to buy because the list keeps growing and I’m not giving it ample room.
My monthly wrap up was the last page for the month in March, however I have added another spread after this one in April. Anyway, back to my wrap up spread – like I said last month this is a godsend of a spread because without it I would never remember half the things I have been loving throughout the month. I know all of the spreads are kind of similar, in layout and appearance but for me this is definitely function over fashion. I definitely prefer having the two colours on each layout rather than just the yellow I had last month.
As I briefly mentioned, this is now the last spread in the month. It’s my April Anticipations, as well as a Stats Tracker. I found that the April Anticipations isn’t completely necessary but I’m going to give myself another couple months of trying it out to see if it grows on me. The stats tracker however is officially my new favoruite spread. It motivates me to keep my bullet journal up to date and helps me from falling behind. Plus it’s so nice to see my improvement over the month – also which posts you guys liked and the ones you maybe didn’t like as much. So I would definitely recommend adding this spread to your bullet journal if you have one.
Anyway, that’s the end of this post. I hope you liked this again, I really love writing them and showcasing what I’ve done. I’m tempted to show my other bullet journal (the one with all my to-do-lists and personal trackers etc) next month too, if your interested in that. That’s all for this post, have a good day guys!