Sunday, December 20, 2020

New Year, New Bujo Layout!

 We are rapidly approaching the end of 2020, with a new year full of promise and hope ahead of us.  Twenty-twenty certainly tested all of us in some way.  I don’t think there is any person out there that can say they were not affected by the pandemic in one way or another.  For many, it offered an opportunity to bring their families closer, if not physically, at least emotionally. For others it was, and still is, a very traumatic time.

Personally, I don’t think I have been looking forward to a new year as much as I am to 2021!  I have not been negatively affected by 2020 as badly as some but it is hard seeing so many people I care for in distress.  Which brings me to the topic of my post: my January 2021 bullet journal layout!

I chose this giant camera and Polaroid frame for my opening page and because I really just wanted to use these stamps!  I honestly had no plan past this.  For the page facing my month title page, I decided I’m going to start doing a new 30 day challenge of some sort each month.  For January, I chose this 30 Reset challenge from Scissors & Sage.  I felt this would be a good way to start the new year off.

My original intention was that I would do a black and white them for January.  I wanted to separate the days in my weekly spreads with washi and the one I chose had pastel colors mixed in with the black.  Once I got a week into my weekly spreads, I decided to pick up the other colors in the washi.

I’m not much of a goal setter.  I often find it difficult to set SMART goals but after 2020 I decided I’d give it a go again.

Since this is a new thing for me, I decided I would take the pressure off and white them out for the blog.  I did split by goal page into four sections: Home, Health, Work, Crafty.  I also left plenty of room to add to them.  

For my weekly spreads, I continued on with the same layout I’ve been using as this seems to be working rather well for me.  I have found that I do better mentally with a consistent layout, rather than varying the layouts each month as some do.

As I have done in the past months, I’ve also included a Project page for the month, this time at the end of the month as that is where the page fit most naturally.  I did end up with a blank facing page that I’m not quite sure what I will do with yet.  I have a few ideas I’m kicking around but nothing has stuck yet.  Worst case scenario it will end up as a quote page and I’m okay with that.

Are you a goal setter? A resolution maker? Or do you fly by the seat of your pants?  

Until next time, happy crafting!