My 1st Bullet Journal

Hello My Dear Darling Friends!

It is happening!!!  I am finally making a bullet journal!

After years of thinking about it then wanting to do it; I finally got myself a notebook and decided to create a bullet journal for myself!  This reminds of me of the time when I wanted to make a vision board…  I bought the poster board back in 2014 and always wanted to do it, but never got around to it.  I think I was just afraid of dreaming BIG.  Then finally in 2017, my late Professor Kabby Mitchell iii gave us an assignment to make a vision board and share it with the class.  It felt good to finally make my goal a reality after putting it off for 3 years!


If you have been following me you probably know that my planners are a big deal to me.  I have spent a lot of time searching for an ideal calendar / agenda to help me organize my life.  For the past 3 years I have been hooked on Cassey Ho’s Blogilates planners!

Here are my past calendar reviews:

Blogilates Focus Journal 2017 – 2018

2017 Blogilates Fit Planner

Blogilates 2016 “Your Year To Grow Planner”

I love Cassey’s planners and many of my top blog views have been these calendar review posts.  She currently has another planner for sale right now and I was just about to drop it in my shopping cart when I remembered that I have always wanted to make a bullet journal.

I have been wanting to get into some form of art and I decided that this is a great way for me to dip my toes in and get back into being creative.  I have honestly been questioning whether or not bullet journaling is worth all this effort and I am about to find out!

Here is my set up for now:

  • Year at-a-glance.
  • Index / Table of Contents.
  • Intro Month Page.
  • Monthly Calendar.
  • Vertical Personal Log.
  • Blog Log.
  • Habit Tracker.
  • Mood Tracker.
  • Expenses Page.
  • Brain Dump.
  • Weekly Log.
  • Daily Pages.
  • August Review.





This is the page that I am the MOST proud of!!!






I totally messed up and did not realize it until the damage was done…  I accidentally started each week on the first day of the month which happens to be Wednesday rather than Monday.  I am just going to call it a rookie mistake!  I guess I am allowed to be human every once in awhile 😉

Do you have a bullet journal or are you thinking of starting one?  Please comment below to share!

Love, Joy, and Blessings Always,

❤ Alana Xoxoxo


17 thoughts on “My 1st Bullet Journal

    1. Awww Thanks! Yes, that was my problem too. Finding time. I started on a rainy day. If you don’t have time to do a full-on journal you could try doing a single page like a habit tracker or mood tracker once a month. There are some really fun and creative ideas on pinterest and insta 🙂

      ❤ Alana

  1. Your bullet journal looks awesome 😀
    I have been doing one all of this year, I am amazed that I have kept it up!! I accidental forgot to do Augusts monthly plan as I didn’t notice the month had changed until after I did my daily page…so august is in the wrong order but never mind…
    Pics of mine are here 🙂

    1. Hi Sam! Thank you. Wow! Great job on doing bullet journaling for an entire year. It is such a fun creative outlet. Your bullet journal is beautiful. Thanks for sharing. And yes, August sure snuck up on me. Where has the summer gone?

      ❤ Alana

  2. It was so interesting to read your habits on the tracker! Some of these are definitely ones I need to start doing! Otherwise, love the simple layouts – thanks for sharing x

    1. Thank you! I think the habit tracker has been the page that I use the most in my bullet journal. POM #1, #2, and #3 stands for Period Of Movement. So the goal was 3 little bursts of exercise per day 🙂 Thanks for stopping by and reading and good luck with your healthy habits!

      ❤ Alana

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