I’m all about challenging myself and stretching my creative “muscle.” So, when I first heard about this challenge in the planner community I figured “why not” ? !
It’s been 2 weeks since I began this challenge and must admit, I’m taking a second look at my planning method. I don’t regret switching to the Travelers Notebook “system” at all but as my life becomes less “hectic” I’m learning I don’t really need a comprehensive planning system. I’m a color-coder by nature (it’s just how I sort things visually) so I don’t feel a need to change that, however my weeks aren’t so busy that I need a lot of details.
I am exploring the “Bullet Journal” planning system because I can customize it for “basic” planning and lists (because how do you live without lists??) Bullet Journal Overview.
My setup for this month is: (1) planner insert (monthly/weekly calendars), (1) journal for my daily “quiet time” or bible study and (1) journal for work, blog planning and brain dumps.
The pen I chose is a Pentel Energel X in black (.5) which is a needle point and I love it ! ! I’m not a fan of the regular Energel because the ink flow is too heavy and takes forever to dry, so the Energel X line was designed for “lefties” and dries quickly. The claims alone made we want to try it. I’m not left-handed but the fast drying ink sold me.
I need color in my life for when the mood strikes and I want to draw/color; so I have a 7-set mini liquid chalk pens I purchased on Ebay a couple of months ago that provides that color “fix” since my planner pages are light blue.
stay tuned to see what I decide . . .