Happy June everyone!
Enjoy some of my bullet journal pages for June 2017. As you can see, my theme colour for this month is sea green (Tombow dual brush pen 346).
My monthly spread is basically same with the previous month. I’m not quite happy with the darkened tip of my first arrow below the monthly title, but I had to fill it out before ruining it… (saddened)
I don’t normally use washi tapes unless I have a major mistake to cover up. As you can see on the side, I had to cover my failed border with the grassy washi tape. Surprisingly, the washi tape ended up so natural with the monthly theme colour. Out of satisfaction, I applied another washi tape at the bottom of the page. As a result, my habit tracking page is fuller than ever!
This is my favourite page of the month. Enjoy my wholly new mood tracker! See how my grassy washi tape adds joy to this page.
I don’t know why but I hated the idea of using the same design for another mood tracker. I’ve discovered the fun of coming up with the ideas of new tracking spreads.
New for June 2017
- 4 mood colours (1 colour shorter than May)
- New Work Log to be added during the month
I hope that your June will be full of happy moments!
I can’t believe it’s already the third month of 2017!
In order to start the new month afresh, I have set up a list of goals for March 2017. I decided to take these monthly goals more seriously than the roughly set goals in February.
The most exciting thing of the month is my upcoming trip to Italy during the last week! But I want to complete several challenges and projects before taking off.
Here are my goals for March 2017:
I became interested in this bullet journal challenge hosted by my favourite bullet journalists only last month. I decided to follow the prompts for this month, and my approach will be as follows: I will check the daily prompt, and if it is something I have never tried (e.g. rapid log, etc.), I will search for relevant resources and apply them to my bullet journal. If the prompt is something I have tried or already familiar with (e.g. To-Do, etc.), I will check others’ examples and improve my entries or pages. And if I am proud of the result, I may share it here or through social media.
I have tried and failed several independent doodle challenges before with no clear guidelines or set of prompts. I almost decided not to take any doodle challenges, but this set of fairytale prompts absolutely intrigued me. So, I’m taking this challenge this month, and I will definitely share the result here!
3. Finish reading Lion by Saroo Brierley (previously published as A Long Way Home: A Memoir)
This is my currently-reading book, and another book written by a non-professional writer after ‘A Mother’s Reckoning’ by Sue Klebold. I decided to read the book because I thought it would take less time than watching the movie in a relatively distant movie theatre. I’m past the half point now, and thoroughly enjoying it! I will definitely post my review here.
4. Read the Torah (except the Genesis)
This is an appropriate challenge for Lent. I excluded the Genesis because I have read the book for multiple times in the past (but I’ll eventually return to it one day). I have been always curious about what happened after the Exodus, so I’m reading all four books, including the Exodus. I need to complete this challenge anyway before starting a new notebook for my bullet journal.
5. Finish planning for the Trip to Italy & Have a safe trip!
This is the highlight of the month. I spent all February in planning and researching which left me relatively little to do in March other than reserving admissions and packing. I’m a big planning person who needs to plan almost everything before going to a strange place or doing something big like this. Having concluded that planning every second of the trip is nearly impossible, I’m leaving some blank spaces in my schedule aside from the essential attractions such as the Papal General Audience (which I secured the ticket!), Vatican Museums, Uffizi Gallery, and so forth. So all I’m left to do is reserving admissions to those attractions in order to avoid wasting hours in lines. Stay tuned for my photos!
So these are my ‘major goals’ for March. I have a feeling that I’ll live through March 2017 fuller than ever! I think it’s the strength of planning. In the end of the month, I will share how these challenges went.