As you can see, I’ve slightly recovered from my battle with the influenza. (At least well enough to sit up on my bed.) Today, we’ll be doing something a little unconventional.
Since I’m still feeling woozy from the past week of high fevers, we’ll be having tea out in the front porch, where I’ve set up a recliner for me and some nice wicker chairs stuffed with cushions for you. From where we are situated, we can observe the quiet street in front of us and the neighbouring gardens all verdant and luscious. A quiet wind flutters in our faces. We’re having various mint teas from a glass teapot, and simple finger foods like vegetable sticks with miso-mayonnaise.
Here we go…
Easy Guide to Bujo:
May brought many unexpected changes, and it also brought me bujo. For those of you who do not know, bujo is short for bullet journal, something I have been obsessed with as of late. I sat down one day and thought, “I’m not getting things done either with my Google calendar or calendar blocking. Perchance I need a third method…”
I had a bullet journal created in one afternoon, and I will not be going back to life without it.
It’s quite simple to create (in fact, it only takes you one afternoon), so let me show you just how you can do that…
You start with a right turn page in your notebook, where you create a cover. Mine looks kind of hastily done, because it was done hastily, but it doesn’t have to be super opulent or anything. You just need a page telling you which month is starting.
2: Monthly Spread
This is probably the page that takes the most time. You should probably use a ruler when creating this page, as that gives you a nicer, crisper look. You can add Goals of the Month and Notes like I did, or use up the entire space for the spread.
3: Weekly Spread + Everything Else
Next comes the Weekly Spread. This is the most practical thing about bujo, where you fill in daily goals with a little tick box next to it after you finish. You can also add pages for things like Mood Tracker, Music, and Book/Movie list. I also added a Prayer list at the end.
This month, I listened to songs like:
- セカイはまだ始まってすらいない (The World Hasn’t Even Started Yet)–PinocchioP
- Little Astronaut, Big Dreams.–Dreamy
- さよなら、僕のヒーロー (Goodbye, My Hero)–傘村トータ/Tota Kasamura
- いのちの食べ方 (How to Eat Life)–Eve
- Brigg Fair, An English Rhapsody–Frederick Delius
- 豚になってyeah yeah (Become Pig yeah yeah)–Neru
- YELLOW–神山羊/Yoh Kamiyama
- Coppélia–Léo Delibes
(I know, I know, I’m a weird person. I listen to classical music and vocaloid and lofi.)
I watched a grand total of six movies, all of them Japanese:
- 帝一の國 (Teichi no Kuni)
- 太平洋の奇跡 (Pacific’s Miracle–The Man they Called Fox)
- 君の膵臓をたべたい (I Want to Eat Your Pancreas)
- 日日是好日 (Nichi-nichi-kore-koujitsu)
- 恋は雨上がりのように (After the Rain)
For May, I managed to read 13 books! Finally got back on reading over ten books a month!
- A Winter’s Promise–Christelle Dabos
- My Plain Jane–Fland, Meadows, Ashton
- Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children–Ransom Riggs
- What I Like About You–Marisa Kanter
- Wayward Son–Rainbow Rowell
- The Wicked King–Holly Black
- The Great Divorce–C. S. Lewis
- As Many Nows as I Can Get–Shana Youngdahl
- The June Boys–Court Stevens
- Wilder Girls–Rory Power
- Bridge of Clay–Markus Zusak
- Suggested Reading–Dave Connis
- Sorcery of Thorns–Margaret Rogerson
And right now, I am reading The Queen of Nothing by Holly Black.
And that’s it. Bujo is a super fun and easy way to keep track of where all your time goes and help you be more aware of yourself. (When adequately motivated enough, I can read more, pay attention to where time goes, and listen to music I love!) I wrote around 30K+ for my WIP and short stories that I wrote for various contests. Hoping to get more writing done next month!
Thank you for joining me for a brief tea and bujo session. Quite enjoyed it!
What are some things you did this May? Do you bujo? If so, has it helped you stay more focused? What are some media you enjoyed this month? Let me know in the comments below; I love chatting with you!