For my 2019 setup, I am cracking open a brand new Leuchtturm 1917 notebook in a navy blue color. I got this notebook months ago, but I was saving it for precisely this purpose! Further, I decided to go with a minimal gold theme. This post is going to break down the introductory layouts for my 2019 bullet journal and show them off!
2019 Theme: Minimal Gold
If you know me, you know that I LOVE gold. Gold may be one of my top 3 favorite colors next to forest green and muted pink. So, this year I am focusing on the use of gold and minimal script font. I love the way it looks, and you can see this theme peeking through on nearly every page I have made so far.
I have not yet figured out what I want to do with my title page this year. I rushed my 2018 title page and did not end up liking it very much. For this reason, I am holding off until I feel inspired.
The Leuchtturm comes with an index or contents layout. While I generally would not care to use one of these, I will once again, try to keep up with it but no promises.
I am almost always overzealous with my key and never actually stick to it. However, last year I figured out a key which I held to (I did not write down though). This year’s bullet journal key is based on what I already do. .
When I was researching and writing my Future Logging post, I came across the calendex and fell in love. I have no idea if I will use it or what I will use it for, but I love the idea of it and how it looks
Again, I have another future log; however, I designated this one to birthdays and holidays. I think maybe events can be put in the calendex. This layout is super minimal, and I love it. Also, it takes up four pages.
Last year I tried to do monthly running to-dos, but I hated having to migrate it every month, often with zero progress. This year, I have decided to put my running to-do in the front of the notebook next to my goals page.
I have done more detailed goals pages in the past and have loved them. However, this year I decided to go with something a little more minimal and list-like. I decided to do this for both aesthetic and practical purposes.
Period Tracker & Pill Tracker
I came across a tracker on Instagram by @bulletjournalnoob (who I have featured before, check out her feature HERE!) and was inspired and decided to create my version for my 2019! These two trackers will likely be my only trackers and are very minimal and easy to track. I want to try to stick to tracking in them.
I never updated my wishlist from two years ago even though I had one written on scrap paper to add to it. So, instead of keeping it on scrap paper, I migrated my list into my 2019 layout. 100% of the items on that list were home items, so I dedicated the left side of this spread to home items. I am an avid plant collector as well, so I committed the right side of this spread to plants.
I have created semester overviews for my clients, and I love the idea of them. For this semester, I am going to try out a semester assignment overview. I hope it is useful! I don’t have my assignments yet to add anything.
At the back of my notebooks, I always have space, I decided to fill these pages with memories and photos which I printed off using my HP Sprocket! I love it!
This layout is entirely different than my subscriptions layout from last year. Instead of a monthly tracker, it’s a simple table that tells me my subscription, how much it is, how often I pay, and when I pay.
My bills sections is merely a gold version of my previous bill tracker; I loved that layout! You can check out my layouts and a ton more financial layouts here.
Did you Enjoy my 2019 bullet journal intro walkthrough? As I usually do, I will be posting my journal to Instagram as well as showing off my monthly spreads at the beginning of each month! Check those out HERE.