Working as a freelancer means that I have the freedom to either work from home, cafés, library or coworking spaces depending on my needs and mood. One of the biggest issue I face as a digital nomad is weight: I love to work from different places and to change desk almost everyday, but carrying my whole work supplies with me is one of the biggest drawback of my freelancer life.
I’ve been working on a super exciting project these past few weeks, and started to share some pieces of it on Instagram…It’s now time for the big reveal!
I’ve partnered with Soumkine, a stationery brand based in Paris, to design a gorgeous 6 months freedated planner in limited edition.
Before I start to tell you more about this collaboration and the gorgeous planner we’ve been working on, I’d like to thank you all: nothing would have been possible without you and this amazingly supportive planner community. So from the bottom of my heart: THANK YOU <3
Answers to the questions you sent me about my bullet journal and everything else are here!
I’d first like to thank you all for the questions I received on Instagram and in my mailbox! I tried to synthesize them as well as possible to answer most of your lovely messages. Truth is I don’t have tips for everything so I answered the questions from my own experience.
The only request I didn’t answer in this post is making a video of me setting up my bullet journal. I don’t feel like I’m equipped and skilled enough to do it for now. I’ll probably work on videos this summer, so you’ll have to show some patience here.
That being said, let’s dive into it, starting with Instagram tips!
It’s been a while since I gave you a full tour of my bullet journal and planning system…And let me tell you that there have been major changes in my planning system since January. Now that we’re almost halfway through 2018 (I just can’t believe it), it’s time that I show you the tools I’m using for project management and what my planning routine looks like.
I guess that keeping my system to the minimum and using one notebook at a time is already a lost cause…I introduced my bullet journal sidekicks in this post a few weeks ago, and promised to show you a bit more of my reading journal. So here we are!
I honestly didn’t plan to start a reading journal this year: my reading habit isn’t new. But it still need to be nurture in some ways and keeping a reading journal should help me to broaden my reading horizons.
I’ve been plotting with the team of the Circle of the 4 Notebooks to release a new blog post together! For this new article, we’re exploring how the bullet journal system can help your personal growth. You can find the links to read Ady’s, Karolina’s, Powa’s and Caro’s blog posts (all of them in French) at the end of this post!
On my side, I’m talking about procrastination and the benefits that come with this bad habit…
+ a free printable map of the Paris stationery shops
Paris, besides its cultural highlights, is also a great place to shop. I don’t really shop clothes or home decor stuff, but I regularly try to visit new stationery shops to discover new brands and products.
I’m far from knowing all the stationery shops of Paris (I think it would be an endless work), but I gathered in this post and on a Paris city map the best stationery shops I’ve visited to share my best addresses with you! I hope you’ll like this Paris stationery shopping guide and maybe inspire you to visit this beautiful city if you didn’t get the chance to come yet!
Taking notes effectively doesn’t seem to be such a big deal. But sometimes, complex entries make note taking a bit tricky and it’s easy to get lost if you have a lot of information to process.
After taking notes in class when I was a student and attending (too many) meetings as a project manager, I thought I could share some effective note taking techniques I learned from my own experience. Because effective note taking is key to save your time and energy, and to help you make the most out of the hours you spend on meetings.
Even though I love that I can use my bullet journal for pretty much anything, there are some things that I prefer to keep in separate notebooks. It can be because of privacy (I don’t want anyone to read my gratitude journal above my shoulder at the library), or because I know I need a bullet journal sidekick to avoid migration issues.
My bullet journal sidekicks are all pretty new, except for my gratitude journal, that I’m struggling to keep since the very beginning of 2018.
Either you’re still hesitating to start your first bullet journal or you are an advanced user of Ryder Carroll’s system, bullet journal Instagram accounts are perfect places to seek for inspiration (along with Pinterest and Facebook groups).
When I discovered the bullet journal system back in 2015, I read a lot of blogs and I’ve been looking into Instagram before I started to use it. Even though I remained faithful to my first bullet journal role model, I also came across loads of amazing Instagram accounts since then. All of them full of clever ideas and tricks than I sometimes borrow to improve my own organization system.