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Journal with me: JANUARY 2023


New year, fresh starts, new opportunities, chapter 1 of 12, it's just around the corner! 2022 was an amazing one and personally sets my standards higher for 2023. I have awesome bujo tips, journal prompts, mood boards, and products cued for this year and I can't wait to share them ALL with you.

This holiday season going into this new year, I've been resting and recovering from the Christmas rush. It was a fever dream but also another level of non stop craziness. I'm sure you can relate. A part of that "rest" was pausing on taking photo content until the new year. I'll post it soon enough but wanted to share this to help you game plan and prep for January.


Manifesting starts with the right materials:

Life changes every year along with my bujo intentions. This year is no different.

After years of bullet journaling I've tried many different sizes and brands of journals, stationery, and pens. I'm not saying that I have the perfect set up but I think I've figured out the materials I need to have an efficient year. There are a couple of changes I made to help me streamline and organize my life, plans, and thoughts.

I'm switching my journal SIZE to MEDIUM. I've come to love Passion Planner dotted journals. Their pages are bright white and the thickness of the pages are butter, 120 gsm to be exact. Also it's a great everyday notebook that withstood the year. I've used the Passion Planner small and large journals even the undated planners. As I was setting up my 2023 bujo, the medium journal is just enough space for layouts, to include both journaling and everyday lists. The issue that I've had with other notebooks in the past were:

  • Moleskin or Leutrum 1917 pages weren't thick enough and would bleed through with most pens. This is more of a personal issue but I didn't like how yellow the pages were because it made it hard to photograph. However, these notebooks are the most accessible, come in a variety of cover colors and can be found at your local Barnes & Noble, Target, Walmart, or even Amazon.

  • Archer & Olive notebooks are definitely top tear! I love the covers with the foil details, the pages are bright white and thick (160 gsm to be exact) but for the cost and for the everyday feels almost TOO nice, if you get what I mean. This was also a personal problem but I felt pressured to have each page perfect because I didn't want to waste a nice notebook on brain dumps and daily to do lists.

I am PHASING OUT a full blown predated planner....kind of. I lucked out and found a dated 2023 planner at TJ Maxx. In this planner it has a bunch of lined pages for notes, a traditional monthly layout, and a page for "at a glance." Thats it! It's all I need because this planner will give me a space for big idea content planning for my business and other fun projects while my bujo will be used for the rest of the daily journaling details. I'm pretty excited for my new notebook system.