Since I only have the current week and current month in my bullet journal active at one time, future planning became a challenge. I compensated for this by printing up a month’s worth of monthly pages and keeping them clipped to the back of my notebook. I call these the “scratch” pages because – as you can see – the events are barely legible and no where near ready for practical use.
When I start feeling like I’m adding more stuff to the upcoming month than the current month, I create that month’s page in my bullet journal. Usually that’s about 10 days away from the end of the current month, which is where I found myself yesterday when it was time to get ready for July. First, I had to decide if I wanted a portrait or landscape style page.
And then – I had to decide – DO I WANT TO SKIP THE NEXT 12 MONTHS ALL TOGETHER?
Do you see why? Because when I took this photo I didn’t notice a problem. I even put it on instagram. And then I started to fill it out and I noticed I had a race on a weird day and that’s unusual so I went to check my scratch page and…hmm…it’s on a Saturday there. What is going on?
OH. I SEE. I PRINTED UP 2017 INSTEAD.
I immediately rushed and deleted the photo from instagram (SO EMBARASSED!) and tried again. This was the photo that ended up on instagram and STAYED.
But. As I was working on my monthly spread I reconsidered something. Why do I start my monthly calendar page with a Sunday when I do my Weekly Spreads starting on a Monday? So. I made my THIRD attempt at a Monthly Page and quickly put together a Monday-Start variation of the July Monthly Page.
I’m not sure why this has never occurred to me before. I know for sure that – for my weekly spreads – I prefer a Monday start. To me, Monday is the start of my week. It never crossed my mind that my monthly printables looked different. I’m not sure if it matters since most monthly calendars do use Sunday as the start of the week.
Either way – something about it bugged me so I’m trying something new. I’ll let this month be the test. If I find I like it better, I’ll offer both varieties on my printable page. What are your thoughts?