Hi! I'm Niky Foster! Lover of DIY projects, home design, and all sorts of creativity! I started my YouTube channel as a way to document my projects and now I'm here to share my tips, tricks and creative ideas with you!
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With a fresh start of every year, so many people gather organization materials in order to prepare themselves for the year ahead. I am no exception. Last year, I had strong intentions for creating a bullet journal and keeping up with it, and for many reasons, which I’ll list out later in this blog post – it didn’t happen for the full year. So here I am again, another fresh start to a new year with my full January 2023 bullet journal set up.
For January set ups, I love creating pages that have a metallic finish on them. To me, it says happy new year, reflecting and its really motiviating to use a new, pretty, gilded journal. This set up is comprised of a ticket border, a large moon shape I cut out with my cricut, this gold pen and this set of tombow markers I used throughout the journal.
I have to be honest, for my January bujo set up, I should have done a month-at-a-glance page, but I only did this main calendar which I use for meal planning for my family. On the side there is a grocery list. For my weekly to-do’s I use the weekly spreads.
For the weekly spread, I like to try out different layouts.
The first week, I used a 8 grid layout.
The second and third week, I used a smaller layout. This was mainly so I wouldn’t have to draw an extra page.
The fourth week and last 3 days of the month, I did skinnier lists. These are 10 dots across with a space in the middle. I’m using a B5 Archer & Olive journal.
I found that using a social media tracker really helps me. I actually like keeping track of my growth. This helped me to see how I grew on YouTube. Sometimes I grow steady and slowly over on Instagram and don’t even realize that I’ve gained 5 new followers or 50 new followers! So keeping tracking is a positive thing and helps me realize that I am connecting with new people all the time.
I generally keep this four-grid tracker for every month. It works for me. I did begin to include tik-tok and my newsletter count for this year. Prior to January 2023, I used those spaces for notes or shopping lists. It just makes more sense this way. What do you like keeping track of?
Last year I swore that I would be creating a bunch of bullet journal videos and blog post but it just didn’t happen.
There was a lot of caveats that prevented me from getting things done. Although I did do bullet journaling in the year 2022 off and on, I do intend on doing more bujo for real and sharing my creations with you in this new year of 2023.
Now, I have a Dreambox where I can hold all of my pens notebooks materials, basically anything that I need I to do my creative projects. This has now become my office and crafting space all in one.
What are theme are you going with in your bullet journal this month?
Follow my bujo account on Instagram: @nikysnotebook