Reflecting on 2016, I found that I failed to accomplish a lot of my goals for the year. So, for 2017 I wanted to implement a new practice to increase my likelihood of success. How I intended to do that was still not clear, though. While out gathering supplies and seeking inspiration for my Annual Christmas Eve Eve Lemonade Party, I came across some really cute items for my guests to take home as a parting gift. The glass bottle, metallic woven basket, and journal pictured above all worked perfectly with the theme for the night. And I knew then, that the journal would be a tool in achieving my goals...
When I stumbled upon this Apartment Therapy article, 6 Instagram Must-Follows for the Bullet Journal Obsessed, I was initially drawn in by the pretty pictures.
As I looked further, I learned how these pretty pages can actually help me achieve my various goals in ALL aspects of my life – SCORE!! A bullet journal was what I needed in my life. But when it came to actually putting pen to paper, I was overwhelmed and at a standstill for a week! I am a natural planner, but somehow the thought of mapping out my entire year gave me major anxiety because LIFE happens. I believe in “rolling with the punches” when facing with those unplanned obstacles in life, and that is why most of my 2016 goals did not come to fruition. Luckily, Amber later sent me this article, WTF Is A Bullet Journal And Why Should You Start One? An Explainer, and I was able to relax and just start. I used this introductory video to guide me through the first few steps. Now that I have an Index, Future Log, and the month of January started, I’m feeling relieved. I intend to add a tracker at the end of this week’s pages also. So, in spite of the highs and lows of getting started, I am well on my way to conquering my #BuJoGOALS!!
Here’s to accomplishing all of my goals in 2017!
Exquisitely Dunn by Kayla Marie
Exquisitely Dunn was officially established in 2007, but its story begins many years prior. Our founder and creative director, Kayla Marie Dunn, has been crafting memorable events since childhood. She quickly realized her knack for dreaming big and transforming vision into reality. This, coupled with her impeccable style, allows us to create classic, elegant events to suit any client’s taste. The hummingbird embodies our philosophy at Exquisitely Dunn. It is delicate, yet surprisingly strong; it is versatile, efficient, swift, and graceful. Understated yet bold, the hummingbird provides joy, brightness, and love. This is the unique spirit Exquisitely Dunn brings to every event.