Today I am going to share with you my collections journal set up. I haven’t thought that I’ll be able to set it up by this week, as there is so much going on in my life for the last two months. As I haven’t done as many things I am tracking, it simply wasn’t a priority at the time. But as I found some time, I’ve decided to set up at least these, which I will most likely use on a regular basis. So here is what does my collections journal looks like at the moment. There aren’t all collections done yet, but as I will manage to set them up, I’ll write another post to share them with you.
Also, if you would like to see me setting me up all the spreads I am showing here, you can see my video on YouTube.
If you are wondering why do I have a separate notebook for my collection, the story is quite simple and not as spectacular. I’ve started a bullet journal journey about three years ago. I had some breaks on the way, but they lasted no longer than two months. And during these years I went through eight notebooks, which seemed a bit too many for me. One day I saw a video, where the creator had set her collections journal, giving similar reasons for that as I had. But back then I thought it is a waste of notebook. However, I’ve changed my opinion this time, when I was sketching spreads for this part of the year when I’ve realised that I am about to transfer so many spreads that I haven’t even filled in full. And this was the point in my journaling adventure, where I’ve decided to go for a separate notebook.
As you got to know the story behind my journal, there is nothing left but present you my spreads.
I’ve decided to keep my cover page simple so I’ve just written a title with capital letters and my normal handwriting. I drew a sign behind it, so page isn’t too empty. I’ve decided for yellow and green as colours because I look like they look together. Additionally, they are very warm colours, so it makes the entire spread much more cosy and welcoming.
Birthday page is quite self explanatory. It is just a page to write birthdays of our close one. For this spread I went with balloons, so each of the letter is a balloon and each month has a balloon too to write dates and names in them. I haven’t intended to make it as dark, but overall I think these colours go well together and I like it a lot even though it is a very simple set up.
Books I’ve read
I am personally very excited for this spread. I used to read a lot in past, but recently I wasn’t able to find time for it. I’m looking forward to fill it out. For set up itself, I’ve decided to draw a book shelf with colourful books on each shelf. I just made sure that colours of my books aren’t too dark, so I will be able to write a title and author on them.
I hope to fill all these books quickly, but of course we’ll see how it goes as time passes.
Audiobooks I’ve listened to
I am a big fan of audiobooks recently. I mostly listen to self-development books or business management ones, as they are the easiest for me to listen to. Listening to useful books boosts my productivity too, as I am able to get my chores done and get some new knowledge.
In my spread, colourful rectangles with simplified Audible icons will hold titles of audiobooks I’ve listened to. And fact that they are so colourful make the entire spread look very happy.
I have made this spread for the first time. I’ve started watching serials recently, especially before going to bed (yes, I know it is not healthy, but any way I am usually so tired at the end of the day, that I am falling asleep in no time any way). The only problem is when I fall asleep and there is episode, after episode going on and it takes me a lot of the time to actually find where I am when I am to watch it next time. Having tracked the last episode I watched, I have usually one or two episode to check what makes my life much more easy.
For the set up I went very easy with the title on the top of the page and a grid wit episodes and seasons for each serial. Here I’ve created a grid just for one serial, as at the time when I was setting it up it was the only one I was watching.
Things to sell/donate
This spread is crucial for me at the moment as I am trying to declutter my home and I have so many things I am trying to sell, that I am simply getting confused of the point of each product’s status. This turned out to be my life changer,
I preferred this spread to be functional and fit a lot of data, that’s why I went for a simple table to trach the status of each item I am selling.
And these are all collections I’ve set up so far, There will definitely be more, but I will update you in next post of this series when I’ll have more of them ready,
This is all for today post I hope you enjoyed it. If you have some more collections ideas, please share it in a comment below and if you want to see me setting all these spreads see my YouTube video.