Hi friends! So next week, on Monday, we have a pre-planning post coming out with a conversation on planning your summer and setting up your Little Summer JOY book. But with SO many of you excited to dive into this project, we thought it would help for us to give you a little preview of how we’re organizing our Traveler’s Notebooks for this project.
Why We Organize Our Books
Last year one of my biggest struggles with creating and maintaining my traveler’s notebook was not knowing where to put the content. Part of that was because some of the content was happening in real time (the bullet journaling) and some of it was being created after I had a chance to do a prompt (later that week, or sometimes weeks later).
You see, you never know when inspiration is going to strike. When a moment is going to be meaningful. When the time is right to bring a story to life on paper.
When you’re moving forward and backward in time like that, it can be hard to know where to put the experiences you want to document and, more importantly, it can be hard to come up with ideas for how to use all, or most, of the pages in your book.
The result is a halfway used, somewhat difficult to follow, book.
And my inner organizer just can’t handle that. 🙂
But, more importantly, I think there is a way to create this book into an album that you truly want to flip through. And by committing to a bit of organization in the beginning, you can set yourself up to create a gorgeous page-turner that truly captures the essence of your summer.
Organizing Your Little Summer JOY Book
Next week we’ll talk more about organizing our books, but for now, here’s an index of your 64-page Traveler’s Notebook:
|2 – 3||Title/Introduction|
|4 – 5||Inspiration/Quote|
|6 – 7||Book Index|
|8 – 9||Summer Manifesto|
|10 – 11||Summer Manifesto|
|12 – 13||Week 1: July 4 – July 10 // Bullet Journal|
|14 – 15||Prompt 1: Celebrate the Little Things|
|16 – 17||Prompt 1: Celebrate the Little Things|
|18 – 19||Prompt 1: Celebrate the Little Things|
|20 – 21||Week 2: July 11 – July 17 // Bullet Journal|
|22 – 23||Prompt 2: Tourist in Your Home Town|
|24 – 25||Prompt 2: Tourist in Your Home Town|
|26 – 27||Prompt 2: Tourist in Your Home Town|
|28 – 29||Week 3: July 18 – July 24 // Bullet Journal|
|30 – 31||Prompt 3: Getting into Your Story|
|32 – 33||Prompt 3: Getting into Your Story|
|34 – 35||Prompt 3: Getting into Your Story|
|36 – 37||Week 4: July 25 – July 31 // Bullet Journal|
|38 – 39||Prompt 4: Day in the Life|
|40 – 41||Prompt 4: Day in the Life|
|42 – 43||Prompt 4: Day in the Life|
|44 – 45||Week 5: August 1 – August 7 // Bullet Journal|
|46 – 47||Prompt 5: Simple Moments|
|48 – 49||Prompt 5: Simple Moments|
|50 – 51||Prompt 5: Simple Moments|
|52 – 53||Week 6: August 8 – August 14 // Bullet Journal|
|54 – 55||Prompt 6: Transitioning Seasons|
|56 – 57||Prompt 6: Transitioning Seasons|
|58 – 59||Prompt 6: Transitioning Seasons|
|60 – 61||Final Thoughts on Summer|
|62 – 63||Final Thoughts on Summer|
So there you go! Next week we’ll send out a prettier version of the index that you can print and keep with you as you build your pages.
Happy book making, friends!!