It's about time that I revealed the December bullet journal spreads! It's been stressful deciding exactly what I wanted this month to look like. It's beneficial to sketch a mock layout in spare pages in the back of the journal, something I wish I did. Mock outlines will be a task to implement in 2019.
The easiest thing about creating this month's layout was the washi tape arrangements. I felt inspired by November's layout and made changes according to the prints. However, the corner's torn paper borders changed color or disappeared entirely halfway through because I ran out of light blue post it notes. No worries! It still looked nice.
Drawing up my bullet journal for the last month of the year is very emotional for me. I went back to the very beginning, January 2018, and looked back on every month since to see how I've changed and grew as a person. It is fulfilling to me how I've dedicated my time to making the most of my time. My bullet journal journey for this [very first] year will be detailed in a separate post, but I wanted to convey the emotions in creating this spread.
Here it is!
For this month, I neglected to add a habit and trigger tracker. I realized that although the super artsy-fartsy spreads are to die for and are visually stimulating, they require so much more time to maintain and keep up to date. I find that I lose the purpose of it. I have been slacking a lot with the trackers such as the habit, trigger, and weather.
When mocking up 2019's layout I will have to find a way to transform them or get rid of them. I will be going for a much more minimalist aesthetic next year, with minimum color. I will be keeping pictures and washi tape, but less dramatic.
Have you started your 2019 bullet journal yet? If not, why not?