And we’re into October! This year is going to quickly, it’s crazy! (Although I’m pretty sure that no one is complaining!)
As usual, with a new month, comes a new bullet journal! This month, I’m back to paper, crazy right? The last paper journal I did, was my May bullet journal! The reasoning for this is that despite loving how my digital ones turned out, I still had over half an empty notebook. Instead of wasting, I want to fill this in first before going back to my digital spreads.
You can always check out my September digital bullet journal (it’s coffee themed!)
Despite my artistic skills being less impressive on paper, I’m very pleased with how this turned out. I really hope you are too!
So, as I always say, let’s jump into it!
As you can see, I went full-out Halloween here. We have the candy corn, pumpkins, ghosts, a cauldron and a spider’s web!
The inspiration for this page came from Pinterest, of course and I modified it to suit me. My lettering on here impressed me too, especially since I haven’t practiced it in a while.
My favourite thing about this spread is that it’s so busy and there’s not much space for anything else. We have the black hearts, metallic stars and dots filling the spaces. By looking at this cover, you can tell it’s a Halloween theme. That is exactly what I was going for.
Even though we may not get a Halloween this year, it’s still fun to pay tribute to in your journal!
Following tradition, I’ve made this monthly spread simple. I have a goal section as usual but I’ve also added an events box so I have a quick view of important dates.
To fit the theme, my title is the spooky purple and green and I have candy corn decorating the page again. The metallic starts and Halloween-themed dots also make a reappearance.
I am really happy with how this page turned out, despite its simplicity. If I could change one thing though, it’d have to be the shadowing from the next page!
The design of this page, I love, but I can’t help to feel that the shadowing from my mood tracker ruins it a little bit. In reality, it doesn’t affect me all too badly but it does frustrate me when trying to take photos!
In the future, if I continue paper journaling, I will definitely be looking into other journal alternatives. This is the classic beginner’s notebook (Leuchtturm 1917) and it does withstand many pens. The only problem I’ve found, is that shadowing can be quite bad depending on the colour or pen type.
No surprise that mood tracker was next after that mini rant! Now, despite the rant because of the shadowing, I adore the design of this spread.
It’s just so on-theme yet in a cute way! I can’t wait to fill in the adorable little faces as the days go on! Now, I can’t take all credit for this idea, it’s all down to Pinterest again! What can I say? It’s a life-saver – not only for your blog but journaling too!
Mood trackers are always in my bullet journal every month! I think they’re so important for mental health and it’s good to reflect back on your emotions for the month.
To find out what other spreads I love to use every month, you can either read my past bullet journal posts or read my guest post on Kayleigh’s blog – bullet journal spreads you need to use every month.
Yet again, I’ve gone with this simple layout to track my habits and as usual, I’ve stuck to 4.
In my previous posts, I’ve mentioned how I use 4 habits so I don’t get overwhelmed and I’m likely to stick to them.
It may have also come to your attention that in my bullet journal this month, I’ve included studying as a habit. For me, uni starts back up in October and studying is a distant memory now after the long break! So, it definitely needs to become a hobby for me again.
To help this spread fit my October/Halloween theme, I’ve added a cute little ghost and used purple for the writing.
So, for this month’s bullet journal post, I decided to share my second week’s. I really like the layout of this one and I’m actually surprised that I pulled it off this well!
The font is plain but I like the way I added the dots into them and the spider web looks pretty effective in the corner too.
Of course though, the obvious reason that I love this page is the adorable pumpkin in the bottom corner! It’s surrounded by lots of Halloween themed dots too that looks a little like confetti!
The boxes are the best way for me to set up my layouts and they’re usually big enough to write all my to-do list in.
Next month however, I may go back to having my weekly spreads take up 2 pages like way back in April 2019!
Another simple one but another very cute ghost!
Gratitude is a great way to reflect on your life and makes you appreciate the smaller things in life. For me, this is majorly important.
I love writing just a line of gratitude every day and really reflecting on it. Usually, I think of what I’m grateful for, then why I’m grateful for it. After doing this, I usually feel so much better about my life.
Another aspect of the page that I really like is the “boo” written over and over at the bottom. For some reason, it impressed me way more than I expected! It also makes this page fit the Halloween theme for this month’s bullet journal even better!
What’s your October bullet journal theme? Let me know in the comments!