Happy New Year (+10)


It’s a new year. Let’s say goodbye to 2017 and embrace 2018.


New year, new me/you/us/world.


[gasp] Regina! That’s not nice!

Sorry guys. I don’t know how she got in here.

But truly, I don’t make “resolutions” per se. I just know I won’t maintain a New Year’s Resolution.


Last year, from inspiration, I started making quarterly goals. Most often, they do NOT happen, but I like making small goals with a designated end-date.


Last fall, with MyChild in school, and all the additional demands, I HAD to get my shit together and find a system that worked for me/us. I was using one planner for myself, a separate one for work, a physical wall calendar in our “command center” with a dry erase calendar for meal planning, and Google calendars for EVERYthing.

I was sinking in duplications and things falling through cracks.

I switched to bullet journaling in October and I haven’t looked back.


It’s true.

You can find a million resources, layouts, inspiration, and more on Pinterest, Instagram, everywhere.

Here are just a couple of my standard layouts:



I still have a grid calendar, too – I couldn’t abandon it completely, but having the lists like this has been very helpful, too.



I went with the dutch door (at the top) and I love having the space for each day, but being able to see the whole week at a glance, too.


Some BIG hurdles I had to get past when I started this:

1) I didn’t/don’t have the time to make these fancy, detailed layouts every week or even every month. Simple is OKAY.

2) I do NOT have amazing handwriting (as it seems everyone else does), but I can do some fun lettering things.

3) No one else has to see what I do or don’t do in my bullet journal – it is only mine. Yours is/will be only yours. Enjoy it!

Here’s to 2018 and

maintaining a basic level of sanity!

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