What I love about bullet journals is that you can design it however you want. You could make it very minimal (like me) or you can work with different colours, paper, tapes… The possibilities are endless here.
"It’s an analog system for
the digital age that will help you
organize the present,
record the past, and plan for the future."
There’s a ton of videos around the web, so don’t get overwhelmed. You can find a lot of ideas online, but the easiest way is to simply start your own journey. Maybe write a list of pages you want to have in your bullet journal and then just start it. You don’t have to buy an expensive journal right away. If you’re not sure if this system suits you, just take one the old journals lying around and try bullet journaling. If it feels right after some time, then buy a good journal (a Moleskin or a Leuchtturm).
Some of my bullet journal pages
Calendar (6 months) / Monthly spreads / Books to read / Books I read in 2016 / Wishlist / A guide of the Internet (with all the websites and blogs I like) / Library / Quotes / Period Dramas / Films I liked / Tv shows (I’ve watched) …
What you need to start your very own bullet journal
A Notebook / Some pens / What ever crafting material you like (washi tape, watercolour, some different colourful papers, glue, coloured pencils, markers …)
As you may – or may not – know I love books. Always have, always will. Reading is what keeps me going. This year I made up a little challenge for myself in which I have to read 100 books in 2016. I drew tiny boxes on a paper and mark every book that I finished. So far I reached the magical number 80 some days ago. Never before have I read this much, it’s unbelievable. And also my reading habits have changed so much. Till the beginning of this year I’ve read only a few books in English, because I couldn’t focus on the story. It was hard, because I had to look-up every third or fourth word. And that put me off from liking the story that I was reading. Now every second book that I read is in English and I begin to like the English language more and more. Even more than German. I mostly only read German books from German authors.
Purchase books second-hand
But this post isn’t about my 100 books challenge it’s about second-hand books. Normally every book that I read is from the library in my hometown. It’s like my second home there – surrounded by books. Sadly this library’s shelves are mostly filled with books in German, not in English. As I don’t want to buy a lot of new books (especially not from Amazon), I searched for some websites where you could buy books second-hand. So far I ordered three books from a site called Medimops. As I live in Germany it’s obviously a German site, I don’t know if you can purchase something from there if you live in another country. If you live in the UK take a look at the online shop from Oxfam, there’re a lot of cool books around. I’m really happy with the condition of the books, they’re used but were apparently treated well. Ordering my books online will however only be a solution for me, if I don’t find them anywhere else.
The book about beards was a gift for my younger brother because beards are cool, obviously… And if you have any recommendations for websites with second-hand books, tell me!
I’ve looked everywhere for an alternative to the razors, I normally used. The ones you can just use once and that are made entirely out of plastic. After searching the web I found this simple and wonderful safety razor. It is made of a lovely wood and looks fantastic in my bathroom. And it also functions like a normal razor, you just have to unscrew the top a little bit before shaving.
what are your EXPERIENCES with plastic free shaving?