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:
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.