Once upon a time, a long, long time ago - about 2014 - I read about bullet journaling.

It was simple. When distilled like a fine whiskey

Asheville Distilling Blonde Whiskey
Asheville Distilling Blonde Whiskey
http://www.ashevilledistilling.com/product/blonde-whiskey/ , bullet journaling includes:

  • numbered pages,
  • index page,
  • monthly page,
  • bullets

I found the bullet ideas a little too simple for my taste. See I used some google-fu and found the modified bullet journaling technique. I would add a link to that article but if it is still out there, it is lost in a tsunami of variations of bullet journaling. Luckily for you dear readers, I used to write a cheat sheet in the front inside cover.

My Bullets
My Bullets

The power of these simple symbols comes from starting with a straight line. A todo can transform into any of the other states. The world is full of other bullet ideas.

Sample of Bullet Journaling Bullets
Sample of Bullet Journaling Bullets

Another standard of bullet journaling are icons. I have not gone too far down the icon worm hole. It seems to lead to Mike Rohde’s sketchnotes system. Quick! Full reverse before this post is sucked into a 10,000 word vortex. Here is a peek at some icons.

Sample of Bullet Journaling Icons
Sample of Bullet Journaling Icons

More icons would be a good addition for me. The only one currently use is a book reference. It jumps out as I page through my notes. Sometimes they are drawn better than this one, sometimes worse.

My Book Icon
My Book Icon

The tsunami of bullet journal ideas does show some interesting things to do with some of the other pages. Most of these are fancier than I create but they are inspiring.

Here are a couple of calendars I like. First, a monthly I haven’t tried to draw yet.

Fancy Monthly Calendar
Fancy Monthly Calendar

I have tried this weekly one from (Made By Marzipan)[http://www.madebymarzipan.com/?page_id=254]. I’ll spare your eyes and show Marzipan’s.

Fancy Weekly Calendar
Fancy Weekly Calendar

I have seen some cool lists too like keeping a list of movies you want to see on film strip.

Movie List
Movie List

or a list of books on a book shelf.

Book List
Book List

Inside Baseball

I have been working on this post for a while. Since then, The Pen Addict had an episode about bullet journaling. And now I see Pen World Magazine has an article by Ana Reinert of the Well Appointed Desk about bullet journaling.

I decided to soldier on and finish this post. Besides, you need to be exposed to an idea multiple times before it sinks in.

If my ramblings have somehow tweaked your interest you will probably Google bullet journal. There be dragons. But you can avoid them by either going back to the well or using another guide like the one at The Lazy Genius Collective or at Made by Marzipan.