May Bullet Journal Start Up


After finding an inexpensive dotted journal from Wilko, check out my stationery haul for that post, I decided that it would be a good time for me to start my bullet journal. Or restart my bullet journal, should I say. During the summer of last year I set myself a bullet journal up but it didn’t last long as I began to get busy and I didn’t have as much time for it. It’s a shame since I really did, and still do, enjoy the creative side of bullet journalling. This month I’ve restarted up my bullet and in this post I’m going to show you how I’ve set it up!

Yearly Calendar

To begin with I started on a double spread page and here I drew up the calendar for each month starting from May until August. I primarily want to try to use this bullet journal in order to help improve my blogging organisation. At the bottom of these pages I have added a small section to keep a track of my stats each months including: WordPress followers, Twitter followers, Instagram followers, total page views and monthly page views.

Monthly Spread

On the next double spread page this is a double spread page of the month that we’re currently on, and this month is May! I’ve spread the whole calendar month of May across the two pages here so that the boxes are big enough for me to write something in. For this I’m going to use it as a blogging calendar for what blog posts I want to go up well. I’ve also been crossing off the days as we’ve gone on. At the side of the page where I have space I’ve decided to write some important notes for the month and also any upcoming birthdays. At the top of the second page I decided to utilise this space in order to set myself a couple of short blogging related goals. Fingers crossed I’m able to achieve them!

Gratitude Log

Over the next couple of pages I decided to use this as a gratitude log because I love the idea of it. I had to look at Pinterest for some inspiration on how I wanted these pages to look and I decided to go with this look. At the side I’ve written down each day of the month and I’ve basically left space to write three things down each day. It’s such a lovely idea to reflect on each day and I’m sure it would be even nicer to look back on at some point in the future!

Blog Post Ideas

On the next available space I had in the bullet journal I decided to have a single page to write down any blog post ideas that come to my mind. This is a great way for me to track my ideas and organise them! It’s a simple idea, but I like it!

Favourite Blog Posts: Monthly

For my blog I’ve decided to make a note of my favourite blog posts for the month and create a blog post about it at the end of the month. For this I decided to only use a single page because I don’t want to make my blog post too long at the end of the month. I like this idea as I’m hoping that it allows me to keep track of blog posts that I’ve read and enjoyed as well as making me read more blog posts so that I can share them with you all!


For this next page I took to Pinterest and found some doodles from a pin that I really liked. I also thought that they were easy to recreate too which is a bonus. I just that this was a fun little idea to add to my bullet journal. I could also come back to this page whenever I needed to for bit of inspiration if I wanted to add any doodles to my future pages within my journal!

May Movie Favourites

Finally, I’ve decided to use a single page to write about my movie favourites for the month. This is also something that I’m hoping to write a blog post about at the end of the month, so look at for that one too! At the moment I only have movie on their but there will be more added as the weeks go by. For this month I decided to go with the theme of horror. Each month I’m hoping to have a different theme!

In terms of the designs of each page I decided to keep these simple with simple doodles that I could easily recreate. When it comes to bullet journalling to great to look at other people’s for inspiration, Pinterest and Instagram are great for this! I haven’t done anything too extravagant when creating these pages as you can see from the photos. If I can do it, so can you! Let me know if any of you want me to write a blog post on bullet journal supplies.

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12 thoughts on “May Bullet Journal Start Up

  1. Wow I love your bullet journal layout, it’s so colourful! I love bullet journaling, it’s so much fun and really relaxing. I makes me feel so prepared for the coming weeks.


  2. I really love this post and seeing people’s journal layouts! I love how you’ve set out your pages I feel like it’s going to be super organised and helpful! I so wish I could do bullet journals but I get too irritated by my shoddy handwriting but I love looking at others!


  3. I haven’t touched my bullet journal for a while (regrettably) but I love seeing what you have done with yours – keep it up!

    Meg |


  4. I don’t have much knowledge on how to do bullet journaling but I do love seeing other people organize theirs! I definitely want to start doing it! xx


  5. I love looking at other people’s bullet journals and seeing how they set things out! Your design is simple but lovely! You’ve got some great ideas too! I love the idea of the favourite blog posts of the month and I also like the film post idea too although I don’t like horror films so I’ll be keeping an eye out for the next one if you do a different theme! Great post hun!

    Jess //


  6. I really love your layouts Ashleigh! 💖 They are so colourful and neat, I love your handwriting! The gratitude page is such a good idea and a great way to stay positive. The movie favourites is also fab, I need to do something similar as my mind always goes blank whenever someone asks me to recommend a good film 🙈 Hope you have a brilliant month! 😘 xx

    Bexa |


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