Meet Dee of @heraldeecreates
Hello lovelies, it’s Dee from Heraldeecreates! I’m so excited to tell you how I started my bullet journal journey. But before anything else, let me give you a little background about myself.
Facts About Dee
- My full name is Heraldee but you can call me Dee for short. I was named after the Christmas song “ Hark the Herald”. However, unlike the angel Herald, I seriously can’t sing. (too bad HAHA)
- I love staying indoors. If I go out you can either find me in a bookstore or a craft store. Well, sometimes I visit new places but that’s very rare.
- I’m a dog mom. I have a 1-year-old rescued black labrador and he's such an angel.
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Dee of @heraldeecreates' Bullet Journal Journey
Last year, I had to quit my job from Hawaii and move to the mainland. My husband is in the Military and due to the nature of his job, we have to constantly move. Our move went as planned and everything settled perfectly. But the problem is not about the move, the problem is about me.
I felt like I’m alone. My family is in Hawaii and I had no friends or relatives here. Getting a job is also difficult because we have to constantly move. I lost my sense of purpose and from then my confidence just went downhill. As the days went by, I found myself being crippled with loneliness and anxiety.
How My Bujo Journey Started
One sleepless night, as I was scrolling through social media, I saw a post about bullet journal for mental health. I started to research more about it and decided to give it a try. My bullet journal journey officially started in May 2019. And from then on, everything changed for the better.
I slowly regained my inner peace. My journal helped me empty my thoughts and clear my head. I was able to narrow down the things that I have to do and I started achieving my goals. From then on, I became more productive and organized. It also opened a creative side of me that I never thought I had.
Aside from that, the bullet journal community is incredible. There are a lot of social media accounts on Instagram and Facebook groups that encourage each other. I gained a lot of friends who share the same passion as me. It truly is life-changing.
Sharing the Good News
Bullet journaling brought such a huge positive impact in my life so I decided to take it to the next level and started blogging about my journey. I created Heraldeecreates to encourage creativity and positivity to my readers.
Tips from Dee for Bullet Journal Beginners
There are a lot of gorgeous bullet journal spreads all over the internet. And honestly, as a beginner, it can be pretty overwhelming. But before you exhaust yourself in creating the “best” spread, take a step back and create something that reflects your style. Don’t try to replicate and match what other people do. Strive to create a journal that shows who you are and what you like. It doesn’t have to be lavish, start on something simple.
Don’t Strive for Perfection
When I first started my journal, I wanted everything to be perfect. I always get a ruler and try to make things straight and polished. If I mess up a little, I discard the page and do it all over again. It was exhausting! My obsession to make everything perfect caused me to be more and more frustrated with my journal.
So please, don't strive for perfection. Who cares if your lines are not straight? Who cares if you colored outside the lines? Don’t burden yourself with making everything perfect. Making mistakes is part of the journaling experience. Don’t stress too much about it. Accept it and move on.
Just do it!
The new year is about to start and somehow you might still be on the fence about starting your journal. My advice for you is simple - just do it! Stop holding yourself back. If you know that journaling will be helpful to you, take the step and begin your journey. Stop worrying about the “what-ifs”, believe in yourself. I know you can do it!
I hope I was able to inspire you with my story. If you have any questions, feel free to check my Blog or message me on Instagram or Pinterest. I’ll be happy to help.
Happy Holidays to you and your family!
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