Bullet Journal: May 2020

When walking in my neighbourhood during April, I saw the beginnings of spring and the unfurling of flowers. I thought to bring the beauty of flowers into my journal for the month of May.

When planning my monthly spread, I wanted something that was quick and easy to create – but still flowery.

For my mood tracker, I definitely wanted to incorporate the flower theme. I added the mood “bored” as in April I experienced boredom and did not have a colour to represent it. I am hoping that I will not use that colour too much this month!

My weekly spreads are also simple. I will not have too many events to attend, but I will use the daily squares to note down my experiences for the day.

As we are still expected to stay at home in May, I thought the quote by Jhumpa Lahiri would be perfect for my quote page:

I love the simplicity of this month’s theme and am enjoying the spring-like feel of it.

What theme are you using this month for your journal?

© Colline Kook-Chun, 2020

(This post is linked to The Escapist Colouring Club. You are welcome to join us and share some colouring work)

Bullet Journal: April 2020

As we move towards the end of April, I thought that I would share with you the spreads in my bullet journal. Using the ideas from YouTuber Amanda Rach Lee as inspiration, I centred the drawings on working spaces around the home. My bookish quote was found on the internet and, unfortunately, I do not know its origin.

As I worked on the monthly calendar, I knew I would not be filling in many dates. What I did fill in were the online teacher meetings with my school administration.

I spent quite a lot of time creating my mood and habit trackers. I love the way the page looks – and as I am filling it in with colour, it brightens my day.

My weekly spreads have not been filled with too many events – except for the online sessions I have organised with my students. I am currently using my journal to write down my thoughts and feelings for the day – a little like a diary. It is definitely working for me.

As we near the end of April, we move towards the two month mark of staying at home due to COVID-19. Working on my journal and creating its pages has been a source of relaxation for me.

Has you done any drawing or colouring during the month of April as a form of relaxation?

© Colline Kook-Chun, 2020

(This post is linked to The Escapist Colouring Club. You are welcome to join us and share some colouring work)

Satisfaction

On Saturday, I sat with my daughters around the dining table and created this week’s spread for my bullet journal. This week, I changed a few small things to improve on what I had created the week before.

A December weekly spread.

It is extremely satisfying to fill in the page that I have created. I enjoy looking at the colours as well as to flipping back to what I had previously filled in. I like the fact, as well, that I have enough space to write in everything that I want to.

Do you use a weekly spread in a planner?

© Colline Kook-Chun, 2016