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The beautiful bullet journal community

As it often happens in cyberspace, I am not sure how I stumbled upon the Bullet Journalling community. Did the videos start turning in my YouTube recommended section because I was looking for tips on Journalling? Or was it because of my endless quest to find unique cute background pictures for my “Guess the Song” game?

I can’t be happier about my discovery. It is a community filled with creativity. Gentle feminine creativity related to Roses and Bunny Rabbits and Feathers and such like and not the ugly type that passes for creativity these days.

Even the comments section is a delight. It is a generally accepted dictum that you don’t read YouTube comments section. Even the most benign videos can harbor insanely ugly fights, insults and bad behavior. And the BUJO community is a welcome exception to the rule. I hope I am not jinxing this heaven on earth but the Bullet Journallers seem to hold each other in high esteem. The commenters are encouraging. And nobody starts “My-idol-is-better-than-yours” fights.

But the Bullet Journals are not actually about increasing creativity. They are about productivity and being organized. They are essentially to-do lists, with extra-attachments like Expense Trackers, and Birthday Trackers. People uninterested in doodling, have more utilitarian Bullet Journals. There are good videos for that too.

But it is this world of Sunflowers and Snowflakes and everything in between that is my go-to to brighten up the days.

So do I personally indulge in bullet journalling? Well yes and no. I have excel sheets that track any habit that I am struggling to keep up. I got the idea to do so from the bullet journallers. I don’t always keep up. But then that is me. I also journal in the more traditional “Dear Diary” way and over time I started to give a little more importance to the legibility of my handwriting and overall neatness of the journal. However, I don’t hope to keep up with these superwomen. I just admire them for their neatness, aesthetics and talent.

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I am only highlighting 6 bullet journallers that I absoultely love.

Gold and Black Theme by “My Life in a Bullet” for July

Feather Theme by Christina77Star for August

Roses Theme by Bella Rica for September

Halloween theme by Christine MyLinh for October

Crystals Theme by Dutch dots for November

Christmas Tree Ornaments Theme by Amanda Rach Lee for December