Why a MacBook?
Last year, my brother spilled water all over my old laptop. I needed a new laptop but instead of just going and buying a new Windows laptop, I found this to be the perfect excuse to finally get a MacBook! I had wanted one since I was in high school! Windows had been my faithful choice for the majority of my life simply because it was way more affordable but after all these years, I was going after what I really wanted! I knew Apple was going to be releasing a new MacBook Pro soon since they hadn’t updated since 2011! After waiting an excruciatingly long time without a laptop (especially as a student that requires access to technology), it was finally mine!
Why Bullet Journal?
For the past two years in a row, I’ve used the moleskin pocket planner. Its a little agenda with preset dates and calendars with only a few “extra” pages for my random lists. I found myself stapling in ticket stubs or filling up the back pocket with small memorabilia (think game cards or receipts from something interesting. Along with that, I also made daily to-do lists or lists of recommended books on separate lose leaf pages. This was needless to say a bit chaotic. My lose leaf lists were constantly getting lost and my planner was beginning to get super full of extra paper. This is why I thought bullet journaling would be a good idea for me. I enjoy making lists of my goals and keeping track of my weight and songs that people have recommended to me.
Bullet journaling gives me the freedom to do all of that and more in one notebook! I’ll admit that this is my very first bullet journal and those of you who are familiar with bullet journals may understand my hesitation to start one. I used to look at all these gorgeous bullet journals and just know that I wasn’t creative enough and that I
just didn’t have the time it would take to use a bullet journal. The thing I’ve learned though, is that thats totally not necessary. You don’t have to be creative or spend hours creating gorgeous layouts for your bullet journal. Your bullet journal can be as simple or as elaborate as you want it to be.