Bullet journal// 2019 set up

It is almost 2019 and the past few days I have been working on setting up my new bullet journal. I decided to share the pages I made to hopefully inspire some of you. The new year is a perfect start for a new journal, so if you were still doubting wether to start one or not, this is the sign to just do it!

This year I decided to use a Scribbles That Matter A5 dotted journal. And so far so good. Other stationery I used are Stabilo pastel markers and fineliner, Tombow brush pen in N89 and Tombow Fudenosuke hard tip, Micron 005 black, Ecoline brush pens in 522 and 227, grey no-brand fineliner, and pencil + eraser + protractor.

The Scribbles That Matter journal has a pre-printed key. I filled in my bullet codes and colour codes.

I am very proud of this page. Every year I dread making a yearly overview, because it is so much work, quite boring, and it’s easy to make a mistake. I decided to make the calendar a bit more special and added the moon phases. I really like the way it looks. I did make a few mistakes, but I think I covered them up well, haha.

This is not a very pretty page, but it really comes in handy while making spreads. Now I don’t have to count the squares every time, but I can just refer to this page.

In 2019 I want to read at least 35 books (about one book every 1,5 week). With this graph I can easily see how much I have to read to stay on track. Goodreads also tells you if you’re behind, but then it’s easier for me to think “oh, I’ll catch up next week” and then I don’t, and before I know it I’m five books behind. So hopefully this graph keeps me motivated. I can’t wait to start filling it in.

Another page that has to do with reading is this one. I am excited to try out a reading reward system. For every five books I read, I am allowed to buy one. This is not because I buy too many books (I barely bought any books the second half of 2018), but just to motivate myself to keep reading.

A blog planner page for January.

And blog planner pages for February and March. I have decided to split the year in quarters. So once March is over, I’ll make the blog planners for April, May and June. I have noticed that if I put the whole year at the front of my journal, I forget about it throughout the year. So I’m checking if it works for me this way or if I should just do it one month at a time.

I went for a minimalistic and practical style for my bullet journal this year. I still have quite a few pages left in my Leuchtturm1917 and those are for diary entries, random pages and art.

Did you already set up your 2019 bullet journal? What kind of spreads do you absolutely need in your journal? Let me know!



  1. December 30, 2018 / 8:58 pm

    Love your blog planning set up! I got my bullet journal in the mail today so now I’m all inspired to get it set up 🙂

    • sophies99
      December 30, 2018 / 9:07 pm

      Thank you!! 😀 Have fun setting up your new journal!

  2. December 31, 2018 / 12:10 am

    I love seeing how you set this up. I actually spent ages today looking at new journals/diaries, but ultimately didn’t buy one because I’ve tried to set up a bullet journal before and just kind of couldn’t get into setting it up or using it, even though it’s something I kind of do want to do for the sake of my organisation!

    • sophies99
      December 31, 2018 / 11:45 am

      Thank you so much!! That was me with planners, haha. I always bought one at the beginning of the new year and after two weeks I started abandoning it. Hope you find something that works for you!

  3. December 31, 2018 / 11:49 am

    Ahhh I love your planner! It’s so simplistic and cute! Also your handwriting is awesome! I’ve always wanted a bullet journal but I think I would give up on it a free a week or so! I love the idea of the lunar phases and I didn’t see any mistakes! 💕

    • sophies99
      December 31, 2018 / 4:01 pm

      Thank you so much!!💖

Leave a Reply

%d bloggers like this:

Looking for Something?