Ahhh! It’s almost 2019, its crazy, I can’t stop talking about it. I feel like the older I get, the faster I feel like the years are just flying by. I’m really trying to be more intentional in how I spend my time (I don’t want to feel like it’s flying through my fingers!) – and that’s a big goal for 2019. This week I’m getting ready – as ready as I can get – for 2019. Right now I’m working on migrating to a new bullet journal for 2019. Keep reading to see what my plan is!
Migrating to a New Bullet Journal – 2019!
If you’ve been following along with any of my bullet journal journey, you’ll know that I’m currently planning a Yellow Leuchtturm1917 a5 Dotted Journal. Honestly, I know Leuchtturm journals take a lot of flack for their thinner pages and how some pens ghost, but I truly like the look of a journal that has some ghosting – it looks lived in!
I’m doing things a little bit different for 2019 – I’m going to have !!2!! journals. One for my day-to-day planning, and one for more long-term collections. Mostly this is because I do not want to rewrite my books to read or tv shows to watch spreads again.
Planning the migration…
You guys, this is so silly. I’m planning my planning. It’s okay, I love it.
The first thing that I did was write out what has been working, and what hasn’t been working in my current bullet journal. I got this idea from Kara of Boho Berry.
Next, over a couple of weeks, I created a giant list of bullet journal spreads, collections, and ideas. Anytime I saw a cool idea or concept on social media or thought of something on my own, I jotted it down on my ideas page.
This page also includes all the spreads that have been working for me currently, so I transferred them over to make sure I don’t forget anything.
Separating into 2 Notebooks!
Once I had decided on what 2 notebooks I was going to use (I’m a notebook hoarder, it was quite the ordeal), I doodled them into my current journal to help plan.
I’m going with a Petter Pauper Press dotted notebook (from Chapters for my Canadian friends!) for my daily planning. You can find a similar one on Amazon (with a different cover). I’m going to be doing a full review once I actually start using it, but here are some quick stats for those interested (and if you’re here, and anything like me, I’m sure you’re interested): This journal is 192 dot grid pages, a5 size, and the package says “acid-free/archival paper”. The pages look whiter than my LT1917 but are not a crisp bright white by any means.
I then jotted down the ideas from my ideas page that would be going into this journal.
I also did the exact same thing with what is going to be my 2019 collections journal. The notebook I chose for this one is the limited edition Tombow Dot Grid Notebook that I received in the Tombow VIP Box a couple of months back. This journal has pretty bright white pages – which I’m really excited to play around with. Also, I think this notebook will photograph a lot better and I’m looking forward to that!
Laying The Groundwork
The final thing I did in the bullet journal migration process was organize (very roughly) where these spreads will go in my new journals. I like to figure out where most of my pages will go prior to putting pen to paper, and sticky notes are a huge time saver!
I simply wrote out all the spreads I wanted to include onto sticky notes and stuck those labelled sticky notes into the journal on the pages I would like the layouts to go.
These typically get moved around A LOT when I start actually setting up my journals as I have new ideas. It happens. The flexibility of a bullet journal is such a great thing!
And that’s a wrap – that’s how I’m migrating to a new bullet journal! How do you transfer to a new bullet journal? Let me know below in the comments!