...And last but certainly not least, my December Bullet Journal pages!
I can hardly believe that we're already at the end of 2021. What a weird year it's been. it has certainly been a year of serious growth and self-discovery for me as I transitioned from extended College-COVID grad, to true post-grad life.
This year has really impacted the way I look at and use my bullet journal as well. Repurposing my journal from college class schedule and homework tracker to work schedule tracker was a big adjustment and it meant that I wasn't using my journal nearly as much as I used to. Don't get me wrong, I still used my journal on a daily basis throughout this year and I still love creating page layouts, but it was certainly not the same as it had been in the past. Often times I was only opening my journal to fill in my sleep log and mood board and to cross the last day off my calendar.
That being said, one of my New Years Resolutions for 2022 is to further adjust my journal layouts to better fit my current life needs and to find new ways to use my journal. For instance, since I have been out of school, I have noticed a change in my headache patterns. I have always had issues with headaches in the past but now they seem to affect me differently. So in my 2022 journal I will include a year-long headache tracker as well as a section for headache journaling to better track my headache symptoms.
That is just one way that I plan to use my journal differently next year. I am sure that as we go, there will be much more to tell. But for now, lets get into the final pages of 2021!
First up we have the overview. For these pages I decided to include Christmas colors subtly into the overview. Rather than a typical in your face bright red and green, I decided to tone it down by adding only slight pops of red with little holly berries around greenery. I also broke up the greenery with pops of white marker or pen as well as thin green marker mixed with the thicker. This helps to add texture to the page and to not overwhelm the layout. I used a combination of various green and red Shuttle Art dual tipped markers for my titles and greenery, plus a white chalkboard marker and the white Gelli Roll pen I have mentioned in the past. For the calendar and events outlines I used a black G-2 Pilot pen.
Next up are the tracker pages. These pages are definitely going to be louder and more bold in color than the overview pages above. I went with bright red and green markers for the tracker titles, but kept it simple with the black pen as usual for the sleep log. The mood board is a string of rounded Christmas lights in greens and reds. These colors are the same that I used above in the month overview.
Next we have the weekly calendar layout. These pages were inspired by the mood board. I loved how that looked so I decided to carry over the strings of red and green lights to these pages as well, just in a more fairy-light style rather than the fat round bulbs from above. I used only the red and green markers for these pages. On the last set of weekly pages, I included a countdown to Christmas page. As each day passes, I will tie a bow on each box as if it were a wrapped up present. I used a black dual tipped brush marker for the present outlines.
So there you have it! Another year of monthly bullet journal pages all wrapped up. Thank you to everyone who has been following along with my little story. I do plan to continue sharing my pages from my 2022 journal. I also hope to spend more time with this blog in 2022, adding more detailed anecdotes to my journal posts and hopefully posting stories not necessarily related to journaling. Lofty goals for sure.
Until next time...