2018 and January Bullet Journal Setup

Since October 2017, I have scoured the internet for Bullet Journal setup pictures and videos, because I think they are SO cool.

So if you don’t know, bullet journaling is a type of journaling that takes you back to the old days of paper calenders. The difference is that you take an empty notebook and draw in your own modules.

If you want to know more about bullet journaling at its core, check out this page made by the founding father of the bullet journaling trend.

I jumped on the band wagon when we entered the new year. The journal I’m using is a dotted A5 journal from Leuchtterm.

2018 Title Page

My first spreads in the journal are a yearly overview where I have each month listed and I can put in any events that I have scheduled for a later date which I haven’t created spreads for yet (since you do the spreads one month at a time).

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My January theme is green, and I kept it simple with the design since I am new to bullet journaling and found it all a little scary, to be honest. I also didn’t do too many spreads since I didn’t know what I would need yet, or if I could keep up with doing it.

But that’s the good thing about this – if you love something, you do it again, and if you don’t you leave it out next month.

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I have a monthly overview with a grid-type calender and a to do list.

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I have a mood and weather tracker with two squares for each day. The moods are color coded, and each day I have colored in a square according to my moods of the day. (Spoiler alert: I changed this for February, but stay tuned for that post)

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My media spreads with books I’ve read in January and my ‘song of the day’ page. I’ve written down a song each day that I’m liking recently, and I think it’s going to be so much fun to look back on this list later on and see which songs were all the rage in January 2018.

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This picture was taken halfway through the month when I had filled in the pages, whereas the others where taken just after I had created them, which is why the others look sort of empty..

January is almost over, and after a month of bullet journaling, I am really liking it! Maybe more the process of creating the spreads than keeping up with them, but I’ve had my hands on it every day for the entire month.

Maybe I’ll add more spreads like weekly overviews or something like that at a later point, but I don’t really have a use for them at the moment, so I’m just keeping it simple.

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Eurovision: My winners and losers

Did you guys watch the Eurovision show last Saturday? Jonas and I watched the second semi-final, and when Denmark qualified for the final, we couldn’t not tune in to the final. Throughout the show we each kept track of our personal rating, and let’s just say that none of us agreed with the final score. In this blog post, I will give you a run-down of my winners and losers plus an honorable mention. Continue reading

Song of the day: Evermore – Dan Stevens

It’s been so long – nearly two years in fact! – that I have shared a song with you that I am currently obsessed with. There are a couple of reasons for that: 1) I became a little lazy and didn’t always feel like writing long(er) blog posts, and notd-posts are just quicker to write; and most importantly 2) the posts weren’t that popular, and for a long time, I feel like I’ve blogged more for the sake of other’s than my own, and only writing posts that I knew would be popular. However, I think that’s a shame, because music is just as big a part of my life as beauty is, so I’m bringing back the series.

The first song to kick off the series again comes from Continue reading

Sunday night and assignments

If you’re in school like me, you know that Sundays are usually spent doing assignment or reading. I’m lucky enough to have Mondays off this semester as well, but when we have assignments due for Tuesday, which we do quite often these days, I like to do them sunday night so I don’t have to do them the last second. And to be honest, it is the best feeling ever when I see my boyfriend doing work when I’ve already done it šŸ˜‰

Here are some of the songs that are getting me through the night and the two assignments.


~ The featured image is of me when I graduated high school in 2012 – although I’m not sure you can see it because wordpress crops it weirdly or leaves one of the links feauted instead.Ā ~

No. 8: Somewhere only we know – Keane/Glee

This song is so amazing! I like both the original version and the glee version because of different reasons.

I like the original because of the (somewhat boring) constant crotchets (quater notes) on the piano because, for some reason, the chord changes and the fast(er) tempo of the piano compared to the singing, gets me into a state of mind where I feel like I live in a movie and that I can do anything in the world (yes, I’m one of those people who imagine I’m a movie star sometimes).

On the other hand I also really like the Glee-version

Partly because of my kind-of-crush on Blaine and his voice (if only he wasn’t gay and fictional) and partly because I am a sucker for vocal music (multiple voices) as I’m not just a singer myself, but a choir singer. I also like how the strings are such a big part of the final product.

I also like the lyrics in general. I think they’re so adorable. The can be interpreted in different ways, both positively and negatively, but to me the song is romantic.

Which version do you like better?

Nanna

No. 7: Afrika Bambaataa – Planet Rock

This is usually not my favorite style of music, but this particular song has been stuck in my head since the day before yesterday. My boyfriend and I really like to play NBA 2k15 on PS4 and by now we know ALL of the songs in the soundtrack as they play constantly. This is one of them. For many hours I didn’t even notice that I was singing it until my boyfriend started singing it. I didn’t even know what song the lines I was singing was from! If you’re anything like me, then you’ll know how annoying it is not to know such a thing, so a quick YouTube-search led us to this video.

This song reminds me of those movies from the late 80s/early 90s with white chicks in silver crop tops, silver skirts and white knee-high boots dancing (thinkĀ Kelly Bundy from Married With Children). I couldn’t find something to accurately describe it to you, but “The Routine” comes pretty close. (If you do not know what “The Routine” is, then you are missingĀ out on a lot)the-routine_1153204_GIFSoup.com
Nanna

No. 6: This Woman’s Work by Greg Laswell

I’ve gone back to listening to Spotify even though I was against it for a while because it seemed like they only had the newest, baddest pop/techno, but since they introduced their “mood”-playlists, they have actually become my go-to music player. On one of those acoustic/relaxing playlists that I have grown so fond of, I heard this song. I don’t know if it is the song or the voice that speaks to me, but I really like this song! I have yet to hear more from Greg Laswell, but I’m definitely going to!

Over and out, Nanna