I have been using a "bullet" journal for many years now. I started with paper and then moved over to using an iPad exclusively. I started by using Notability, but I moved over to GoodNotes shortly after. I love how GoodNotes uses specific journals and allows me to organize them.
I create a new journal every month. This allows me to not get bored and allows me to make edits for changes for things that did not work the month before. I create the journal in Keynote on my iPad and then transfer it over to GoodNotes for use.
These pictures were taken from the document in Keynote.
The first page in my bullet journal is a 2018 monthly calendar. I downloaded this page (and most of the other) from Scattered Squirrel. This is to help me for future planing to help me know when a date is. I can also write notes in it. Although, for actual future appointments I usually put them in my phone calendar.
I placed the pages onto a matching background. The pages are lined up side by side with a spiral in the middle to mimic a paper binder. I did not create tabs for this month. Mostly it is because this is a brand new planner I am creating and I did not have time to finish it. I already miss the tabs.
I have put an index on the second page. Next to this I have put a month overview page. This is a way to plan for goals and an monthly overview. I cannot remember where I found this page. When I do I will post it here.
Next I have the monthly budget that is also by Scattered Squirrel. I think I will recreate my own next month. This does not quite have what I need. I left the right page blank so I can use it to plan and keep tally. I may make this a lined page next month.
I am also working on paying of debt and creating a savings account. I find the visual way of keeping track to be helpful in making me keep going towards my goal. Since I do monthly journals I do have to update them every month instead of keeping using the same page. It is a trade off, but one I do not mind.
Next I have my daily pages. The sheet is also from Scattered Squirrel. I pre-number them before I save them to a pdf. This is the first time I have used these daily pages. I created my own last month, but I was bored with them. I searched through a lot of daily pages to find the one that I thought would be the most useful for my needs.
Next I have added Journal pages. The first is an index that I will create as I add the days to the page. They will not be linked this way, but it will be useful when I am going back to look at the pages.
I also have another collection of Notes pages. It looks just like my journal pages. I use the notes pages mostly for my work meetings. However, they are also useful for personal notes.
I hope that you enjoy looking at my digital journal. I will show you my setup again next month.
I have actually read a total of eight audiobooks to this point. I am including the first five below. I think eight is a bit overwhelming in one post, and I also do not think I will continue with this streak into the next month. Although, who knows. I am really enjoying listening to more audiobooks.
Some people question if audiobooks can really be considered reading. I have heard there are studies that show that you process the information the same way. I LOVE research, and may just go find this and write a post entirely devoted to the research of audiobooks. For now, I will say that I remember the books the same if they are audiobooks as if they are books. The only exception to this is if it is an audiobook performance, as opposed to a reading. I have the review an audiobook performance below. I do not tend to listen to these as much.
This post just focuses on the narration portion of the book. To read the actual review of the book you can click on the link under the picture. I do not rate the narration. I just give my feedback. I would not know how to translate it into an actual star rating, nor do I think it really is the best way to communicate how I felt about the narration.
I really wasn't planning on joining another challenge this year. I have the Amazon's 100 books to Read in a Lifetime to work on and I have already joined the The Alphabet Soup Challenge. That and with running my blog I didn't really want to overwhelm me. Yet, I couldn't resist. The reality is that this challenge fits naturally into my planned reading goals, as well as an addition I already wanted to include for the blog.
I joined because:
~ I already read audiobooks
~ I have a huge backlock of audiobooks that I own that I need to read
~ I planned on reading more audiobooks this year
~ I wanted to start reviewing the narration portion of the audiobooks that I am reading
I will be posting updates throughout the year. You can follow at my 2018 Audiobook Challenge page.
If you are interested in joining - or learning more about the challenge - check out the host of the challenge at Hot Listens and Caffeinated Reviewer.
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