Hi there. My name is Ana (it rhymes with banana) and I’m a married mom of one who is a homemaker and student. I have loved writing about my life for as long as I can remember. I was very young when I was gifted my first official diary. It was an adorable little lined book by Sanrio featuring Little Twin Stars on the cover and some cutesy phrase I don’t remember. It also had a lock and tiny key (both useless but in my child mind felt like Alcatraz for my ramblings, musings, and complaints about my bratty sibling no one could access without the key). That diary accompanied me for quite some time until it was sadly lost while on vacation with my parents.
Since then, I have had many—MANY—notebooks filled with my thoughts, life events, random musings about people, and sometimes odd doodles, quotes, and lettering. I used to buy several of those marble composition notebooks from the dollar store and fill them up in whatever color pen I had available at the moment. I never worried about any of it; the point was to just write.
My analogue habit of keeping a written record of everything eventually led to my using many different kinds of planners to keep track of my life and responsibilities.
I have used plenty of different systems including Blue Sky planners, Erin Condren, Plum Paper, Filofax, Franklin Covey, Day Runner, and Day Timer to name a few. I’ve tried to keep my life confined to those boxes that typically come with these kinds of planners but that never truly fit my ever changing life.
Enter the bullet journal system.
I began using the bullet journal system to plan since July 2016. If you follow my Instagram, you’d know I’ve changed my planning sizes on a whim (my favorites will be discussed in another post), but the actual system has remained the same.
For the same reasons so many others love it, the bullet journal doesn’t confine me to a box or a limited number of space for any given day—unless I want it to. It allows me to create either weekly spreads or daily spreads. It’s very forgiving and it’s not based on the thought that each day should be a box or three sections of boxes for your morning, afternoon, and evening. It allows me to work with the mindset I have that day (because as everyone knows, they aren’t all highly productive days).
My bullet journal is whatever I choose it to be.
And that’s pretty much it. Welcome to my blog. I hope you’ll stick around!