This week I am super excited to share this happy mail collaboration with @laia_journal. Laia is one of my longest penpals and we decided to send each other five Items the other one would have to use to create a page in her journal. As awesome and kind as Laia is, she sent me a giant package full of goodies from which I put together this journal page. I hope you enjoy
I am almost at the end of my current insert which means I get to decorate my new cover. It’s another twenty one pilots inspired one. Anyways, I hope you like this little speed paint video of the process. Lots of Love just a blank space
As requested I am going to show you my twenty one pilots journal today. This journal is an art journal dedicated to the album Trench by twenty one pilots. In this journal I am going to make one page for each song. I hope you like tagging along as I work on the song Chlorine. Lots of Love just a blank space
Almost everywhere I go my traveler’s notebook comes there with me. I have had it for about a year now and I am still head over toes in love with it. Over the last twelve months I have been trying out a couple of different set ups and I feel like I have finally found the right one for me.
If you open it up there are two pockets on the left side which come in very handy if want to take any ephemera with me. There is also one bigger pocket in the back which I use a lot more often. I put a pin from an Etsy Shop on the first pocket and recently added a picture of me that I really liked to the bottom pocket since I didn’t know where to put it in my journal insert.
On the right side you can see my current journal insert. I didn’t know how to decorate the cover so I used it as a regular journal page instead and I ended up loving it.
Inside my traveler’s notebook I keep three inserts in total. Besides my regular journal I have to smaller inserts in the back. Both of them are little booklets that came with a flow magazine. I use the smaller one to write down random thoughts or things I rather keep to myself. I also use this notebook if I want to write something down without creating a whole journal page.
The lager booklet contains ramdom things I wanted to remember. It is basically a physical pinterest board. Inside I keep magazine cutouts or lists with journal prompts…
And that is it for my traveler’s notebook set up. It really does work wonders for me. Do you have a traveler’s notebook and if you do how many inserts do you keep inside?
This weeks video is a short journal with me. Sorry it isn’t longer but I didn’t have much time this week to really sit down and work on a longer video. I hope you guys like it anyways.
Lots of Love
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In summer last year I got inspired by meg journals to start my own junk journal and finally finished it. In this junk journal I collected a lot of words which sound magical to me and tried to create a collage around each word. This journal basically is a physical Pinterest board. I hope you like it as much as I do.
Lots of Love
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This week I finally started my 2nd Semester at university and that means it is time to pick up my bullet journal again. Over the last two months I barely picked it up and didn’t make any weekly spreads. I didn’t have much to do but now that I am back at Uni there is a lot of planning that needs to be done.
Planning my weekly Routine
With the new semester comes a new schedule and I also decided to sign up for Yoga and a Spanish class which means my weekly routine is completely messed up. This is why I started with getting an overview of when I am supposed to be where.
Planning extra class dates and exams
Besides my weekly classes I also have three extra sittings that I need to be at. I included those and my exam dates on the right side of my schedule but also added all those dates to my future log. This way I will definietly remember those important dates.
Adjusting my weekly spreads
With classes back on I also have a lot of uni related to-dos I need to get done during the week like class related reading and reviewing my notes. This means in addition to my daily and weekly to-do lists I also include a uni to-do list in my weekls spreads again. For the first week it already turned out to be very long and I ran out of space on my spread.
Planning my blog posts
Since I have been working on my self hosted website, which I am hoping to get done before May, I decided it is time to plan my blog posts again. Last semester I didn’t really plan them and it ended up to be very stressfull. I want to keep up weekly posting so I set up a Blog tracker.
On the left I want to plan when I plan to post which blog post so I can plan ahead and include related to-dos in my weekly spreads. On the right side I am going to keep track of my ideas because I always forget them if I don’t write them down. Is there anything you would like me to include on that list?
Looking at those spreads I am actually very happy with how they look and hope they keep me motivated to stay on track with everything this semester. What does hel you with staying on track with your school work?
Why am I writing this right now? Honestly, I don’t know but I have this feeling like I need to share this. Maybe just for myself or maybe because some of you might feel like this sometimes as well.
Why did I start journaling? I started journaling because I needed someone to talk to. Because my mind was on fire and I needed a way to tame the flames. I have always dealt with my thoughts and emotions through writing. I can’t go without it. Like right now. My thoughts are running wild and I don’t even know what I am really thinking about. Sometimes it is hard to know which thoughts are real and which thoughts are my mind over thinking.
Where am I going with this? I still don’t really know myself. All I know is that over time I kind of lost track of why I started journaling. I feel like it has more become about making things look pretty and sharing them rather than writing to keep sane. The last couple of months since I started University have been amazing. I have never been this happy and maybe that is the problem. I know that it will backfire one day. It always does. There is always another hole waiting for you to fall in. That is why I want to enjoy the here and now even more. During the day that is easy but when the sun sets the fire starts and over the last days it has been growing. Since my exams are over I have too much time to think on my hand. It’s like Tyler Joseph sings in Car Radio “Sometimes quiet is violent”.
I got so used to being unhappy that now that everything has fallen into place I feel homesick
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I know this probably doesn’t make sense and above it all, I keep coming back to this one question. Who am I? Because sometimes it feels like there is more than just one version of me. I am probably just overreacting. Besides, I know my fire is nothing against the fire other people have to deal with so why am I here complaining?
What is the point of this? I guess the point of this is that I need to focus on writing more about my deepest thoughts because otherwise, the fire will start an explosion.
I am challenging myself to write down as many of my thoughts as I can.
This means I will always have a notebook or my phone notes at hand to write something down when it pops up in my head. The twenty one pilots concert has shown me once more how much I want to learn how to channel my deepest thoughts and understand them. I want to learn to use them and turn them into something whether it is art or writing.
It is time to use my journals to dig deep into what I think or feel and where this comes from because I feel lost and want to know who I truly am
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Last but not least one question remains. Why am I sharing this? Honestly, I don’t know. One part of me doesn’t want anyone to read this especially not certain people I know who might read this. But there is a second part of me that feels the urge to throw this out into the world because it is hoping there is someone out there who gets it.