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My May Bullet Journal

I don’t know about anyone else, but I am an extremely nosy being when it comes to other people’s bullet journals. I love to watch people’s videos, read their blog posts and view the photographs of their journals on Instagram, to see how everyone else designs and uses their journals. It fascinates me and something that inspires me to work on my own – especially when I am feeling relatively uninspired.

I have now been bullet journalling for over a year, I started in March 2018 choosing to go minimalist and extremely basic until I got the hang of it and felt comfortable working on different designs. I am no artist but I do enjoy having a bit of a creative outlet and that is what my bullet journal has become to me over the year that I have been using it. Along with making sure I am kept on track with everything that I need to do, multiple to-do-lists and calendars to ensure that I don’t forget anything which to be honest can be likely to happen.

Which is why I thought that I would show my bullet journal to you all -specifically the May section of my bullet journal. Each month for me I include different pages and work on different themes so it’s not always consistent, for example, this month I have no brain dump page as I am aiming to complete the last of my university assignments. But if I do get an idea I can easily slip it into April’s brain dump page that still has quite a bit of space left in it. Anyway, onto the bullet journal spread!

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For May I choose to go with a Bee theme with honeycomb which is ironic as I’m a little bit scared of bees. But I’m really happy without it has turned out and it’s a spread that I thoroughly enjoyed creating. Sometimes when picking a theme I copy AmandaRachLee and whatever theme she has chosen and sometimes I strike out on my own attempting to create something. I’m sure this is a theme that’s probably been done hundreds of times but I love how it looks.

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Now my monthly calendar is something that is always featured in my bullet journal regardless of how much I have to go on in a month. It is a necessity for me to be able to see everything that is going on in the month in a single spot along with my week by week spreads. It keeps me organised and on top of everything.

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Another spread that I cannot seem to live without. My Reading Journal spread tracks how many hours I am reading [that includes audiobook listening] and shows me what books I am reading. it’s a great way to track your reading and I love looking back at this spread at the end of every month to see how much I have read. As you can already see, I’ve made a bit of progress already this month.

I haven’t got a lot of other pages in this month’s spread, but here is my weekly spread. I use the dutch door method to keep my week all together but to give me some more space concerning my to do lists.


What do you make sure to include in your bullet journal spread?

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26 thoughts on “My May Bullet Journal

  1. I love the bumble bee theme you’ve chosen! I’ve gone with cherry blossom this month and will be sharing mine a week on Wednesday.

    I always have to have a Happy Things page where I write down 2-3 happy things from each day. They’re great to look back at at the end of each month.

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    1. Ooo I did Cherry Blossom in February so I cannot wait to see what yours looks like on Wednesday!

      I think having ‘happy things’ spread is something I should definitely consider using in my bullet journal and it is a good thing to keep up and document all of the good too!

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    1. Thank you so much! I wouldn’t feel out to depth, you should have seen my journal a year ago! It never looked like this, it’s a complete work in progress and you just got to start off basic and simple with it.

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  2. May also has World Bee Day so your theme is even more appropriate for this month! I will also stick to a purple theme on my bullet journal for May as it is my fave colour and May is my birthday month! I do love how bright and colourful it is!

    Ellyn x | Life Of A Beauty Nerd

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    1. I didn’t know that so this is a brilliant coincidence and glad that it fits with my bullet journal theme! I hope you have a great birthday month!

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  3. Cute artwork on your monthly spread! I’ve been bullet journaling for around five years now. I’m rather streamlined now. My montly spreads are: Title page of the Month with illustration, Writing log (project names and daily word count), Health tracker, Illustration Memories. Then I go right into the dailies. I don’t do a month or weekly spread. I use an online calendar for that, although I do have a year future log and note my appointments in my dailies so I have a written record.

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    1. Thank you so much! Five years is such a long time! I really should include a health tracker and a writing log in my own bullet journal. I am terrible at using online calendars so having a bullet journal normally keeps me on track enough.

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      1. I recommend using the bullet journal. Keeping everything in one book, analog, helps me to stay focused and keeps things at my finger tips. I don’t know about you, but all those digital things seem to fly away from me. 🙂

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  4. I love how you have put all of this together and admire how organised you are! Love the bee theme.

    I’ve got to admit I’ve never done anything like this before, but I’m inspired now to get organised!

    Thanks for sharing!

    Trace x

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    1. Thank you so much! I’m glad that my post made you feel inspired! I love bullet journalling as it makes you organise but also gives you a creative release!

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  5. Love the theme and the pop of color! It’s nice to know that I am not the only one who is nosy about others bullet journals!XD…I think it’s normal to all those who own a bullet journal!

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    1. Thank you so much! Definitely agree with you, being nosy to see how everyone else has set up their journal is definitely a bullet journaler thing I think!

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    1. Sometimes, but I think when I get especially busy then I can just do a very basic and minimalist spread but I try to give myself at least half an hour a week to work on my journal because it gives me a chance to be creative and relax.

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  6. This is gorgeous! I love the reading tracker! I have been doing some planning and journalling things, but I had not found something that supported me need to track all my reading and social media for that. This is exactly what I was looking for, thank you for sharing!

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