Posts in Tools + Tricks
What’s in My Utility Pouch?

I always talk about the tools that I use for my bullet journal, all the random stationery goods I grab from Daiso, art supplies and so on. However, I’ve never really gone over how I organize and carry them around which are pretty important, too. Let’s face it, when you accumulate stationery and supplies this quickly, you’re going to need ways to keep things tidy.

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2018 Bullet Journal Supplies List

There’s no rule requiring you to make picture-perfect spreads with the best supplies money can buy. In fact, there are hardly any rules for the bullet journal! You can either follow the original system to a tee or modify and expand it to your heart’s content until it becomes your ideal productivity tool or even a creative outlet. At the end of the day, what really matters is that you have a bullet journal that caters to your specific needs and keeps you organized, productive and in check.

To start, all you really need are pens and a notebook. Everything else is extra and can be included if they fit your needs and your bullet journal’s intended purposes. As I’ve mentioned in the past, get good quality supplies that you enjoy using, but don’t feel obligated to buy what everyone’s recommending – I’m looking at you, Leuchtturm1917, and your $25 price tag.

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2018 Bullet Journal Setup + Goals

Happy 2018, y’all!

I hope everyone’s year is off to a great start! After taking a break to wrap up a year that can only be described as a child on two cans of Monster energy drink, I’m glad to be back with exciting plans for Anhthology.

As a hoarder of all things stationery, I always welcome the new year with open arms because a fresh start means a brand spankin’ new bullet journal (and an excuse to buy more supplies, but that’s not the point here). Rather than looking back at 2017 for my first post of the year, I thought I’d combine my goals for 2018 with a peek into the bullet journal setup that’ll help me work towards those goals. And if we happen to have the same goals, (1) congrats on taking that first leap and (2) I hope this flip-through helps you turn your goals into measurable and achievable steps!

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5 Things I Learned About Bullet Journals

The best thing about the bullet journal is that you’re not limited to what’s laid out in the original bullet journal system. You’re free to add as little or as much as you need, whether that’s colorful decorations or hacks that help organize all aspects of your life. There’s an abundance of ideas and resources to turn to when it comes to setting one up. Different people will tell you different things, but there are a couple of tips that are almost universal regardless of how you decide to use your bullet journal. After two years, I’d like to share five top tips that I wish someone told me before I started bullet journaling. 

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