I Went 30 Days Without Bullet Journaling

It’s been a hot minute since I last cracked open my bullet journal.

I Went 30 Days Without Bullet Journaling

Thirty days to be exact. Yep, a whole month flew by without a single doodle or checklist filled in. And you know what? That’s perfectly okay. Because, let’s be real, living life sometimes means letting go of the meticulous planning and just rolling with the chaos. 

So anyway, why the radio silence in my trusty bullet journal?

Well, picture this: my sister and I hustling like mad scientists in our little creative lab, preparing for a shop update over at Sisters & Brushes. If you’ve ever been through the madness of a shop update, you know the drill – new products, new designs, and a whole lot of coffee-fueled brainstorming sessions for someone who doesn’t drink coffee on a daily basis. The shop update went great though. We’ve only got a few pieces left as we speak!

Also, my big sister bought a house and she decided it was time for a house makeover. Cue the paint cans and roller brushes! So my partner and I found ourselves knee-deep in renovation stuff, lending a hand wherever we could. But here’s the catch: I get to meet my one and only niece, Yara Sofea! It’s always a good time with her around.

And now, add Ramadan into the mix. Alongside the creative and reno frenzy, I was also diving deep into the spiritual vibes of Ramadan. For those not in the know, Ramadan isn’t just about fasting from sunrise to sunset; it’s SO much more than that. So, needless to say, my schedule was packed tighter than a jar of Nutella.

But here’s the thing – amidst the hustle and bustle, I realized something crucial: living life fully sometimes means letting go of the reins. And that’s where my bullet journal took a backseat.

Fear not, my friends, for I have a trick up my sleeve to account for the missing month!

Here’s how: I whipped up a two-page monthly summary page. Instead of stressing over every little detail, I captured what I could – the highs, the lows, and all that jazz. Let me tell you, it’s a whole lot less stressful! 

I just embraced the art of highlighting basically. No, not the fluorescent marker kind – although those are pretty nice too. I’m talking about jotting down the highlights of the month, the moments that made me smile or taught me something new. Sure, it’s not as elaborate as a fully fleshed-out monthly setup, but it’s better than nothing, right?

So, there you have it – my confession of a bullet journal slacker. But you know what? I’m okay with it. Because at the end of the day, living life to the fullest means embracing the chaos, bullet journal or no bullet journal. Have you ever had a month where life took the wheel and your bullet journal got relegated to the back burner? How did you cope?


  1. I love how you said letting things go can allow you to live your life fully. It sounds like not journaling for 30 days has made you see that x

    Lucy Mary

    1. Aww thanks Lucy! Yeah, sometimes taking a break from something you absolutely love can give you a fresh perspective on things. It's amazing how letting go of certain habits or routines can open up new ways of experiencing life!

  2. I am so amazed at people who does bullet journaling. I can never

  3. I think that journaling is such a great way to detail current and past experiences. But like you mentioned, sometimes the best way to document life is just by living it up front! And when you're ready to start journaling again, your bullet journal will be there waiting. :)



    1. I totally agree with you Sydney! Sometimes we get so caught up in documenting every moment that we forget to fully experience them. Living in the moment can be the best form of journaling in itself <3