Bullet Journal

Goodbye Volume 15, Hello Volume 16.

Since my work situation has changed and my bullet journal was full of unnecessary work pages and labels, I decided to end put volume 15 on the shelf before it was full. I have done this before for various reasons, if the new year starts and I’m past halfway on a journal I’ll go ahead and open a new one for the new year. Since my professional life is turning in a new direction, it seemed like the perfect time to christen a new journal.

This journal is also already quite full of extras. If you’ll recall, my bullet journal motto is #PlanDocumentCreate, and the document part means my journals are filled with postcards & business cards & ticket stubs & kid’s art. This means many of my pages become bumpy and thick, making the entire journal a little tricky to manage past a certain point. And this volume was definitely itching closer to that point.

But you can see, there’s still quite a few pages left so no matter what the justification, I’m still feeling a little guilty starting a new one. IMAGINE HOW MUCH LIFE I COULD ADD TO THOSE PAGES!

Alas, I ordered a new Leuchtturm1917 and put volume 15 on the shelf which is now officially full.

I’m going to start transferring pages from the old journal to the new one, a process I’ll talk more about on Monday…when I’m done!

Have you ever put a 1/2 full journal on the shelf to start anew?

Tools I Use:
Notebook: Leuchtturm 1917 A5 Hardcover Dotted
Cover: Custom cover with trail marker from my favorite local race. Made by Makers South
Pens: Currently loving the Paper Mate Inkjoy Gel Pens, Fine Point

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  1. Lynne says:

    I understand your dilemma. I was going to start a new volume today, but then started feeling guilty about wasting the last 14 pages of my Moleskine journal before switching over to my first-ever Leuchtturm 1917 dotted journal. Because I use 1 page per day (although I am considering switching to two days per page), it doesn’t really make sense stick with the Moleskine. Now I just have to decide exactly how I want to lay it out. Speaking of layouts, I want to thank you for sharing the printable calendar pages. They’re great.

  2. Irene says:

    I, too, know how it feels to leave a journal half-filled when I want to start a new journal for various reasons. Those crisp, clean pages are just calling out for me to write on them 🙂 . I use my journal for many different purposes — like you, Zoot, I also enjoy using them for documenting special experiences in my life — and I have discovered that I need to start a new journal at the beginning of each month. Doing this brings a kind of refreshment into my life, on a monthly basis, that I love; when a new month begins, I will start fresh with a new journal.

    However, what to do with those blank pages toward the end of the journal? What I will do with those blank pages is use them for my bible study notes or other ongoing notes that don’t need to be logged with a specific date. I will reference those pages in an index that I will then carry over into the next journal so I know where those notes are if I ever want to look them up later. This method lets me use up the leftover blank pages and I don’t have to feel guilty about leaving a journal half-filled.

    Anyway, those are my thoughts in answer to your blog question. Sorry this comment is so long. I am enjoying reading your blog and journaling experiences, and I look forward to reading the next one. Thank you.

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