BULLET JOURNAL: FEBRUARY FLIP THROUGH

Yeah, it's April....about that...it's a LONG story, and it's far too much for a quick little post like this, but basically I've had a life changing last few months.  I spent a couple weeks discovering the Philippines, where my mom is from and it was nothing short of incredible. I've been doing a good bit of writing when it comes to that trip and all the places we went, and in time I'll share some of that here.  After the Philippines I had even more life changing things happen, but that's an EVEN  longer story for another day [all good things I promise!]. So for now, here's my February bullet journal flip through.

So far it's my favorite month in the journal yet, mostly having to do with the fact that I started my cover page with lyrics to one of my RIDE OR DIE MADONNA SONGS. [insert crying emoji here]. I chose my colors and 'theme' with our trip to Palawan in mind. Palawan, a chain of islands in the Philippines is quite possibly the most beautiful place in the world, or at least the most beautiful place this girl has been to in her 30ish years! When it came to planning, I kept up with things for the most part, not so much with certain aspects of my tracking [ahem, sorry expense tracker, but you're a tricky one!]. March was a total wash, which I'll share next, but I do love looking back on the pages and reflecting on all the things I did over the month. Hope you enjoy my colorful month too!

 This packing list was SUPER helpful since we had to pack for a city trip and a beach trip and could only use a carry on for the beach. Tricky packing means planning is clutch!  ALSO MADONNA LYRICS and a doodle of the actual little beach hut we stayed in [we were the second on the left!]

This packing list was SUPER helpful since we had to pack for a city trip and a beach trip and could only use a carry on for the beach. Tricky packing means planning is clutch!  ALSO MADONNA LYRICS and a doodle of the actual little beach hut we stayed in [we were the second on the left!]

 Even though I didn't write much in this monthly spread, I think it's the most beautiful one I've done! I did keep up with my gratitude a day log, and that's one of the pieces of this journaling habit I've actually kept up with the past four months. The top left is the big lagoon in Palawan and is far more stunning in person than my little doodles.

Even though I didn't write much in this monthly spread, I think it's the most beautiful one I've done! I did keep up with my gratitude a day log, and that's one of the pieces of this journaling habit I've actually kept up with the past four months. The top left is the big lagoon in Palawan and is far more stunning in person than my little doodles.

 I kept up with my habit tracker for the month, but expenses went straight out the window.  It was tricky because I wasn't using my credit card while in the Philippines, and then just sort of forgot to fill it in...whoops.  An ongoing task list is still a helpful spot to have, and I just need to work on writing out all my ideas [I've got TONS of them!]. 

I kept up with my habit tracker for the month, but expenses went straight out the window.  It was tricky because I wasn't using my credit card while in the Philippines, and then just sort of forgot to fill it in...whoops.  An ongoing task list is still a helpful spot to have, and I just need to work on writing out all my ideas [I've got TONS of them!]. 

 I didn't end up tracking my food for the month.  I'm realizing it's not that necessary for me to do this.  I didn't do it for health reasons, it was more to remind myself of meals I love.  I do need to get better at jotting those down somewhere, so I'm thinking for May I'll do a simple page where I jot down tasty meals as they come along.

I didn't end up tracking my food for the month.  I'm realizing it's not that necessary for me to do this.  I didn't do it for health reasons, it was more to remind myself of meals I love.  I do need to get better at jotting those down somewhere, so I'm thinking for May I'll do a simple page where I jot down tasty meals as they come along.

 The daily logs were incredibly helpful at the start of the month. I had a couple trips I was planning for at that time, so keeping myself organized was essential.

The daily logs were incredibly helpful at the start of the month. I had a couple trips I was planning for at that time, so keeping myself organized was essential.

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 Once we were leaving for the Philippines, having a timeline for each day was so valuable.  We had lots of flights and information to keep track of, and this was the perfect spot for it. 

Once we were leaving for the Philippines, having a timeline for each day was so valuable.  We had lots of flights and information to keep track of, and this was the perfect spot for it. 

 Once we were at the beach, my planning fell off, but I did jot down a quick note of the things we did that day.  All the photos I took are far more valuable since they really take me through each day, but having a quick reference for what we did each day has been nice to refer back to.

Once we were at the beach, my planning fell off, but I did jot down a quick note of the things we did that day.  All the photos I took are far more valuable since they really take me through each day, but having a quick reference for what we did each day has been nice to refer back to.