I first discovered the bullet journal system in 2013 when Ryder Carroll first shared it. I stuck to it pretty rigidly and actually stopped using it until I rediscovered it in 2015. This time, the community had been established and people were making the system their own. With the freedom and being in a different time in my life, I dove in and began my own bullet journal experiment. And it was awesome.
I went from using planning systems for 4 months at a time to using this system for almost 4 years.
This system has been such a gift to me and countless others. As a leadership educator, I believe a system and process like this empowers people to see their way of organizing the world and their life as valid. That not everything has to be a color coded, minimalist, sparse aesthetic – that meaningfully organized could be colorful, spatial, spilling over, and so much more. That people could design the structure, rather than forcing themselves to fit into a given one.
And now, Ryder has published a book about the system, The Bullet Journal Method, to share more of the story. To be honest, I was surprised too see how thick this book was! When I dove into it, I realized it’s because Ryder went all out in the stories AND research about why this system can be beneficial and why it resonates with so many people.
As a reflective person myself, I found myself re-energized to do more goal setting and journaling… which does NOT happen often, I can tell you that!
So anyway, it is about damn time I got this post up so I can GIVE AWAY a copy of the Bullet Journal Method AND an Official Bullet Journal Leuchtturm notebook.
To enter the bullet journal giveaway, it’s simple:
- Follow me (@prettyprintsandpaper) and the Bullet Journal (@bulletjournal) on Instagram
- Comment on this blog post below by sharing 1) your Instagram handle and 2) your most useful Collection or List you have in your bullet journal (could be hypothetical if you haven’t started one yet!)
That’s all! This giveaway will be for US participants and you can enter until 11:59pm 10/25/2018. I’ll announce a winner on Instagram and you will have 24 hours to claim your prize.