I’ve been flirting with the idea of a bullet journal for a while. I’m starting a new job so it seemed the perfect time to make one to take notes of all the new information and tasks. I had a cheap notebook with some hectic jots but I wanted to have a system for it and a more representable – or at least adequate – look. The system will be the bullet journal and my lovely and supporting ex-colleagues gave me a sexy red moleskine notebook as a goodbye gift – that solves the second part.
Professional vs. personal bujo
I’ve been thinking a bit whether I should separate the personal and professional part of my life or combine them. On one hand, it comes handy to keep everything together, in one book, see everything in one blink. It might be a good option too, if you have more jobs, do some sort of freelancing or have your own business.
On the other hand, I don’t think it is professional to open your notebook at a business meeting and showing everyone that ‘Mom’s Bday party’ is at what time on Saturday. Or when you are with friends and want to fix the next meeting and you stare at your work-related notes. That’s why I decided to keep them separate, use the bujo for work, even keep it there. For personal, I have a personal planner and I intend to keep it that way for a while so I can figure out which system works best for me.