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Saturday, March 21, 2015

What do I Need To Start?

Hello Fleekers!

How is your weekend going?  Good I hope.  How did the washi tape go?  I want to see your projects and pages!  Post them to my Facebook Page here: Life of A Fleek Facebook Page
Plus it will inspire others!!

So.  I have been seeing a few questions about what you need for starting in the bullet journal.  Really there are only three things you need.

A notebook/journal of any kind:

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A pen or pens:

This is a simple BIC four color chart pen I got from my work.  I have also seen them at Target and Staples.

And the will to try, experiment and have fun!

The Bullet Journal can be as simple as you want or as complicated as you want.  It doesn't matter as long as it makes you happy and works for you.

So you can go out and get yourself a notebook of some kind.  And a pen.  There ya go!

That's it.  As far as other things to decorate your planner and personalize it (for a more detailed look see post here) there is always washi tape:

Photo credit WR

There are sticky notes:

And last but certainly not least stickers:

Now the last few items are optional.

But the first three items a notebook/journal, pen/s and the will to try are the most important items you need to get started.

What should be your first page?  Well.  That is entirely up to you.  In the traditional video from Ryder he suggests an index and then the monthly calander lay out.  You can do this any way you wish.  For more in how I used calanders see my blog post here.

Then where you go after that is entirely up to you.  You can completely fill up your journal as I have:

Or you can just do it day by day.  Month by month.  Note by note.

Photo Credit SG

Yes there is an original and traditional way of how Ryder came up with this technique of bullet journaling but you can take it what ever direction you want to go with it.

Homework time!

If you are new to bullet journaling or even returning to the idea I would like you to just start.  Think of something you would like to track or start with the month of April.  Start with today.  Start with anything.  You don't have to be fancy.  Just make one page.  One page that will be benifitial to you.
I would love to see pictures!  Please share if you care to.  😊

That's it!  Good luck!

Stay tuned for next post on Monday we will be talking about pens and color coding!

If you have any requests let me know on Facebook or email me:

This is a simple post hoping to help inspire those beginning the bullet journal journey.  I do not profess to be a professional.  Also many of the photos were borrowed from generous people on FB, IG, family and friends.  They are noted as "Photo Credit".  I am in no way taking credit for their photos or trying to steal them. They were generously "given" to help this blog.  Full photo credit is given to them as noted.  They were fully aware of the photos being watermarked and used in this blog for no personal gain of mine.  I give full and complete photo credit to those who donated their photos and I am very grateful for their help!!

Happy Fleeking!

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