After bullet journaling for 9 months now, I’d like to say I’m in a pretty good groove. I love trying new spreads, both weekly and monthly, new color schemes, and new collections. My May bullet journal setup is no exception. I think it’s one of my prettiest setups yet, and I’m trying a few new things. But before we get to that, let’s take a peek at April!
I fell in love with my April cover page. That little lamb was just too cute!
I did my usual layouts in April: Monthly calendar, habit tracker, and gratitude pages. I also added a new page: a weather tracker. I hate spring in the south. Every storm brings so much anxiety for me, so I’m coping by keeping track of it all!
I tried a few different weekly layouts in April. This one was one of my favorites! (Inspired by Kimberly @Sublime Reflections on Instagram!
May Bullet Journal Setup
I’ve been feeling a little homesick for Texas lately, so my monthly theme is Texas! There’s nothing prettier than Texas bluebonnets in the spring, and they definitely took over my monthly pages! I might have gotten a little carried away with them!
I typically prefer the regular grid-style calendar, but this month I wanted to give the traditional bullet journal calendar a try. There’s a good chance this journal won’t have enough room to last through the end of the month, so if I don’t like it I can always switch calendar styles when I set up the next journal.
My habit trackers are usually outlined with ruler-straight lines, but this month I wanted to go a little more free-form and open. I also moved my weather tracker higher up on the page so that I have more room to record all of the many severe weather warnings we’ll be getting this month.
The biggest changes I made for my May bullet journal setup are these pages. I separated my mood tracker from my regular habit tracker and gave it its own page. I also changed my rating and color scheme. Instead of giving the day a rating of 1 to 5, I broke it down into specific moods. Each day I’ll erase the pencil outlines of the flowers and draw it in with a felt-tip pen.
I also renamed my “gratitude” pages to “Happiness is…” I’ll be recording one thing every day that gave me a smile or made me happy. I would normally give this two pages so that I have plenty of room to add doodles and lettering, but I have a feeling only half of this month will fit in the book anyway.
And to start of the month, I’m trying yet another new weekly spread. One of my favorite things about bullet journaling is making new spreads and not being tied to just one layout all year long. Naturally I want to try them all!
I’ve never shared my whole monthly setup before, but I love this one so much that I just had to! Hopefully it will inspire some beautiful pages in your own journals!