summer bullet journaling and planning

“Plans are nothing; planning is everything.” ― Dwight D. Eisenhower

Screen Shot 2020-07-09 at 3.54.14 PMYou know what is hard for me every summer? Planning and journaling and sticking to goals. It’s actually a little easier in the school months (though time is short) because I am on a schedule. In the summer somehow it’s 2:00 and I haven’t eaten lunch or made the bed.  The summer of 2020 is possibly the worst because I am planning…to stay home. But I do have some goals and tasks I need to accomplish for professional learning and some personal ones that my husband would really appreciate (the laundry room). To encourage myself I do what I always do in crisis, I read things. Especially quotes. And then I write them in my bullet journal. I downsized to a smaller bujo too, which doesn’t seem so overwhelming. I need a full size during school, but this size seems more reasonable when the day’s goals include washing the dog, watching a zoom, and vacuuming. Even a small effort can keep me moving toward my goals and the habit of WRITING- by HAND!

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“Every minute you spend in planning saves 10 minutes in execution; this gives you a 1,000 percent return on energy!” ― Brian Tracy, author and motivational speaker

“Our goals can only be reached through a vehicle of a plan, in which we must fervently believe, and upon which we must vigorously act. There is no other route to success.” ― Pablo Picasso, painter

“Give me six hours to chop down a tree and I will spend the first four sharpening the axe.” ― Abraham Lincoln, former U.S. President

More motivational quotes

bullet journaling kid style

Screen Shot 2019-07-14 at 7.16.37 PM.pngI am a bullet journal junkie and I try to set up every week with intentions to conquer the world! I wanted to share my hobby (obsession) with my students because journaling has so many emotional, organizational and writing benefits. I was lucky to get LOTS of composition notebooks on campus, enough to give all the students in two grades a special journal to start with. I showed them my own bullet journal (left) and a google slide presentation with some bujo basics to begin. I have loved watching those who were really interested in journaling take off and add their own interpretation to bullet journaling, kid style.


a doodle a day approach