Monthly Pages And Planning For The Future

In order to “plan” for my future beyond the current month, I clip blank monthly pages to the back of my bullet journal and roughly scratch items on those pages as they come up. I use my own printables which are designed for my particular journal, the Leuchtturm 1917 Medium Hardcover Dotted. They should work for the standard Moleskine as well, although the pages are more narrow on the Moleskine so you might have to reduce the print size a tiny bit.

Here is what the page looks like in the back of my bullet journal. Notice that I didn’t even try to make it look nice, it’s just a quick way to note upcoming events.


As that page for the next month starts to fill up, I plan when to create the “official” page in my bullet journal. It’s different every month, and really just depends on how often I’m writing on the page in the back of the notebook. This month? It seems that May 19th is the day I build the June page as I started it this morning.


I print up a fresh version of the monthly page and tape it on one side and really just use it as a reference point, I usually write all of the events on the day-list page on the left side of the spread. I try to make this page much neater and keep the ink uniform, although by the time the month is over there’s no guarantee it looks any good. I’m inherently a sloppy writer, it takes IMMENSE concentration to write neatly in my world. It is NOT a natural instinct. But I do try in the beginning of every month to at least TRY to pose as someone with nice handwriting. 🙂

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 Comment

  1. Catherine says:

    Hi, that is such a good idea and I would love to borrow it. Is there any chance you could do such printables with Monday as the first day of the week, please? For me weekends come at the end of the working week and I love seeing those two days grouped together. Might that be possible? Thank you so much

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