I’ve always loved stationery. As a child my favourite part of the year was going to WHSmith to by my new stationery for the new school year. When I moved out of my parents house I found endless notebooks and pens, still unused and in pristine condition. I just loved having them for those “in case” moments. When I got my first job at 16, it allowed me to purchase new stationery all year round.
Discovering Paperchase turned my love of stationery into a full blown affair. They were obviously designing it purposely for me. Each range was beautiful and perfect and ended up in my collection of endless notebooks. Eventually I went on a slight detox. Moving house, getting married and having a child, all reduced my relationship with Paperchase.
Until last month. I was made aware of a Journalling/to do list craze, sweeping the blogging community. Nickie and Sian opened my eyes to the Bullet Journal and I was hooked. I just knew I had to do it, which involved the purchasing on new stationery and whilst I planning my to do lists better, I thought why not get a planner too.
I’m slightly obsessed with all things London and the Underground, so everything had to be London themed. The planner and stickers were selected in Paperchase and the notebook was found by C in a gorgeous little Hambledon Gallery in our town.
I’ve already been using my notebook as a Bullet Journal for the last month and can confirm it has changed my life. Well that may be a slight exaggeration, but it has certainly made me more motivated and ensured I completed well over due jobs on my to do list. I won’t go into great detail about Bullet Journalling, if you want some great Bullet Journal posts try Sian’s post with free printable weekly planners, Nickie’s look inside her Bullet Journal and Eliza Do Lots vlog about her simple Bullet Journal.
I hope to make a vlog about my Bullet Journal and the way I use it as I’ve slightly adapted it to meet my requirements. But I am really enjoying having a to do list I actually check off. If you use a Bullet Journal let me know in the comments, I’d love to know how successful you find it.