Sunday, August 23, 2020

September Bujo

 It is so hard to believe that it is almost September!  There have been days that have flown by and there are other days that feel like they have dragged on and on and on, especially with this pandemic.  What a year!

I have not been very good at keeping up with much this year - my blog, my projects, my bullet journal, my diet, etc.  But I’m going to try to turn that around.  I feel that I need to get better organized.  Who’s with me?  

I sat down Saturday and worked in my bullet journal almost all weekend.  I got a new one because I felt like my Leuchtturm1917 wasn’t exactly what I wanted in order to make a full commitment to my bujo.  I finally found one I was happy with and it came in last week and I was itching to get started on it! Thankfully, the family didn’t need much attention this weekend. 

Welcome to CELEBRATE SEPTEMBER.  I chose this theme because, well, it’s my birthday month!  We recently took a family vacation to a lake house.  Each morning I sat on the porch drinking my coffee with my bujo (my old one) making notes of exactly what I wanted to include in my new one. It was really kind of soothing to plan it out.  I decided on the layout below for my weekly spreads.  I find I do best if there is some consistency to my weekly spreads.  

Starting on the left at the top is a mini calendar for the month, with the current week highlighted.  Beneath that is a health tracker for my blood sugar and blood pressure and my habits tracker.  Below that is a mini menu planner for my lunch.  

I did a different theme for each week and we’ll see how long that lasts.  While I do believe I am creative, I am not one who does well drawing her own images.

For each day, I put a little marker to assign a chore (just realized I only wrote CHORE on the first week!). This will be my weekly, monthly, or yearly chore.  I’m trying out a new system I’ve seen around the internet where I clean a day.  This way my weekends will be free.
On the right side of the page are the last 3 days of each week (Friday through Sunday).  I know there are mixed feelings out there about whether or a not equal space is needed for the weekend but for me the answer is yes.  At the top right corner is my laundry chart.  Again, this is something I am going to try to do daily, one load each day.

Below my laundry list is my dinner menu plan.  I tried making the lines free hand.  I’m not sure if I will continue this or if I’ll use a ruler in the future.  I’m trying to not let the little things bother me but I do like a crisp straight line.

Finally, my last spread of the month is shared with a PROJECT planner page.  The goal is to pick one project to tackle a month.  For the next few months that project will be one room of the house each month to get completely unpacked, pictures hung, decor completed.  I do not want to have another house that we finally get perfect just to put it on the market shortly thereafter!

I’m pretty happy with how this came out and can’t wait to work on October.  

Let me know what you think!

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