Here’s a catch-up since my last post about my bullet journal in a moleskine.
- I did really well for January, February and March.
- I started falling behind in April because of being too busy.
- Firstly, my schedule got messed up during the week our Mentor Minister and Singapore’s very first Prime Minister, Lee Kuan Yew, passed away.
- Then I had to scramble for 2 weeks in April to get all my work caught up before, and make plans for, my Korean trip in mid-April.
- After coming back, and taking a week or so to get back into the zone, I did bullet journaling for another month in May, before finally giving up altogether.
- I tried my bullet journal style (loose pages tipped into my Moleskine) using a narrower format, trying it out in my fauxdori. You can see the May pages (below) are narrower.
- It’s inconclusive (I could change) but my writing is too wide for the Midori regular size, which put me off using journals for a while.
And now my confession: I dropped the bullet journaling effort only after 4 months. I am really disappointed in myself for falling behind, and worse, not even updating it here until now.
First here is a look at my March and May bullet journal pages.
My Bullet Journal in a Moleskine – still consistent in March
Somehow, the bullet journal degenerated into a daily list of what I ate and how much I spent, and I got bored of doing it that way. After the busy month in April, I couldn’t wrap my head again around making notes and points about what happened everyday, however mundane. I also missed the opportunity of using the bullet journal to record ideas, brainwaves or just random thoughts that come to me anywhere and everywhere.
I was also slightly self-conscious about using paper-and-pen while working in a software development house. I always feel that people are viewing it as a strange habit, and in the initial months, there were a few hesitant questions about ‘why don’t you just use an app?’ Is it just me? Does anybody else feel the same?
So after May, I completely gave it up. July was another busy month, as I went on another week’s vacation to Taiwan. This was quite unplanned, but I did manage to use the bullet journal style to record my spending everyday. It’s actually the very first time I managed to capture my holiday spending to an almost accurate number.
It’s September now, and I have made the conscious effort to start bullet journaling again. The thought occurred to me several times in August, and now I am disappointed that I missed many chances to get it started and record what went on in August, because it was fairly busy, but not so much that I wouldn’t have caught up. It’s about time too, seeing as bulletjournal.com just went live on 1st September.
So hopefully, you’ll get to see my September bullet journal updates soon! *fingers crossed*