My digital bullet journal on the desk open to the May calendar.

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  1. Kaethe Pittman says:

    Shelby, you need to do what works for you! Having thrown over one planner system in the middle of the year because I realized the awful quality of paper discouraged me from using and now having gone through annual changes from the “new” planner I took up with, I applaud you for trying what works for you, especially so publicly. A planning system is a relationship, or at least a mirror of one — the one between you and your mind — and it has to suit you. I can’t wait to see what you come up with!

  2. I have enjoyed following your journey for bullet journaling but really don’t have a desire to go digital myself. I work all day digitally and enjoy working offline and analog personally. All the best-

  3. Congratulations on trying something new! Not always an easy move to make – especially with many people ‘watching’ you online!

  4. Jude DeWitt says:

    You are such a talented, creative young entrepreneur. Don’t apologize for finding another way to do this life with new gadgets and new skills to conquer. That right brain/left brain balance is very fluid and compelling. I know…I raised someone like you. You already know that just when you think you’ve learned the steps to the “dance” the rhythm will change.

    I’m in my mid 60’s and just learning about Bullet Journaling. Still slaying the paper dragon, so to speak. You’ve left plenty of directions, and even some shortcuts to try. I’m enjoying the basics, so don’t slow your pace for me. I’ll get to where you are someday, and that’s as it should be. Right now, though, I must thank you for what you’ve taught me and then cheer you on. “You GO Girl! And have fun along the way! Keep blogging and learning new dances, because that is what makes this life so much fun.”

    1. Jude,

      Thank you so much for your comment. Your comment had me smiling ear to ear. 🙂 I’m excited to keep expanding on what works for me, and learning new dances!

  5. You aren’t alone in the multi-journal, multi-format journaling journey. I have several journals, some digital, some paper, some written, some drawn, one that is calendar-based, others that have calendars as secondary elements. Like you, I can’t use just one journal nor one format. My journaling has evolved into this multi-journal system, and may keep changing, who knows. As for now, I love my system. It has taken years to develop, and while it seems “stable” for now, It seems to take a twist or turn nearly every year as I adjust, adapt, add, or even subtract from it. Enjoy your journey! That’s part of the fun of journaling…we never know where it will take us.

    1. Thank you Gayle! It’s nice to know that I am not the only one that is constantly changing my journaling system. I’m really hopeful that this digital bullet journal will give me the flexibility I need going forward.

  6. Anonymous says:

    Hopefully you’ll still share your collections and maybe some cool digital stuff too! Maybe you’ll start a trend here at Little Coffee Fox!

  7. You inspire me to try the digital bullet julournal too! I am grateful to know it even us possible! As a person newly diagnosed with Parkinson’s Disease, my handwriting is one of my biggest issues. So I will be interested in learning more now. Thanks!!!

    1. I’m sorry to hear about your recent diagnosis! With that in mind, I should warn you that my biggest complaint with the Goodnotes app is that it makes my handwriting look worse than it does on paper. It just catches every single little movement and makes the writing jittery. However, there are several other apps that might do better on this front, like Notability. I’ve never tried it, but it might be better on that front. Also, for your headers and other decorations, you can create them all in Procreate and increase the “streamline” setting on your brush to help smooth out imperfections. Then save the lettering as a PNG onto your iPad and import it just like I did with my calendar in the video. I hope that helps!

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