I'm used to keeping a yearly planner but in 2017 I went full on crazy on journaling =)))
I became addicted to washi tapes and stickers which I use mostly to decorate my entries. I am so giddy to check out new designs, I've found the best ones on SM Megamall's Fuji Film store but I can't spent 300 and up on washi tapes! Fortunately, it's a trend these days and I was able to buy it almost everywhere from trusty National Bookstore, SM and Landmark's Stationary sections and even Divisoria! My favorite source is curlytwirlyph from Shoppee app because I can buy samples of washi tapes. I'm more of quantity over quality type =))
|A box of washi tapes and samples|
I also got hooked on stamps for alphabets and dates. I found the 100pesos stamp set from Divisoria, this is way cheaper from ones on tiangses and malls. I restrained myself on buying more so that I can stick to drawing icons and items which is the main point of bullet journaling. Good thing that my family and friends support my hobby, I received the colorful stamps and diary stamp set from my cousin in our exchange gift.
I've bought a lot of pens from colorful gel to metallic pens. I've been eyeing Sharpies for a while now but I resisted spending 500 pesos and listed it as a wishlist on our office exchange instead. I've also bought and used up a lot of double sided tapes in 2017.
I'm so happy that I was able to religiously finish my 2017 bullet journal slash scrapbook where I drew highlights per day on the monthly view. I've become a memory hoarder and collected photos, tickets, tags, etc associated for individual days.
I also started and finished working on my "travel" journal. One day I just thought what would happen if Blogger suddenly stops working, so I thought of basically having an offline version of my travel blog entries. I'm still working on the "local travel" journal BUT I've finished my fiance's travel journal. Yeah, I have a fiance and I've also made him one when I finished my projects =)))
But in 2018, I'll be busy with saving up for my wedding and wedding planning so I vowed on using my existing journaling "tools". I've bought a monogramed notebook for that on National Bookstore's Paper bar. I can't start a new year without a planner so also asked my brother to buy me Moleskine journal as Christmas gift! I'm also starting a "5 year planner" project but I'm using a journal I received from the office exchange gift 2 years ago.
I'm so excited to work on my journals this year, to list my plans and document the experience but now with no to little budget =)))