I love technology, I really do. But for some reason, I’ve been unable to find just the right system to help me with time management. I’ve tried a million different apps, I’ve created custom google doc pages to try to fit my needs, and I’ve read, and read, and read. No luck.
About a month ago, I stumbled on bullet journaling. It is old school, pen and paper, in a lovely moleskine journal. I have to say, it’s awesome.
The drawback is there is no built-in month-at-a-glance calendar in the method. So I put in a few hours on illustrator and set myself up for the rest of 2014 (available in my Etsy shop, if you’re interested). I keep two months at a time in my moleskine, with the rest tucked into the back pocket for easy reference. About 4 weeks in, I’m still really happy with this system. Ridiculously happy, in fact.
In the back, I have pages for the classes I teach, for the two vacations we are hoping to take next year, for gift giving, and for craft projects (of course!). I’ve also hacked a way to attach my pen to the cover so that it’s always handy. The whole system tosses easily into my tote, and allows me quick reference on the train, standing in line, or in waiting rooms.