Bullet journal layout: October

The final month in my first ever bullet journal — here’s the send-off.

This is kind of bittersweet for me, because it’s always exciting to move into a new notebook…but when it’s your first ever bullet journal, it kind of sucks. I’ve flipped through this journal so many times; I’ve said it before, but I do feel like I’ve come a long way with my designs and doodles.

October will be the last month in my bright yellow Leuchtturm1917 bullet journal. (Let’s be honest, it’s not all that bright anymore — it’s pretty dirty.)

Here’s what I’ve come up with for this month’s layouts and designs.

The monthly log is now a simple calendar, and I am happy I opted to go this route because it’s incredibly at-a-glance. I won’t be irritated if I don’t end up using it all the time, and it only takes up half a page. The bottom part is for any notes I may have about the month.

The cover page is still on the same side; it is a simple black-and-white option incorporating circles and leaves. I didn’t want to go for anything all that complicated this month, and I am more of a fan of pages that aren’t so busy looking.

I am making use of two-page spreads again, and I really like all of the ones I’ve come up with for this month. There is a lot of washi tape, and once again, simplicity is key to being able to get good use out of this month. One of my favourite things to do with washi tape is to make corner frames; I think this is a great way to add some dimension and texture to something that can otherwise be quite two-dimensional.

I’m really happy with the final layout I came up with, which is pictured above. I didn’t think it was going to work, but it did. I am hoping that the first weekend of November isn’t too busy, seeing as I didn’t leave very much room for those two days. (And one of them is already full.) Eek!

Looking forward to filling this out!

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