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Finishing off my journal

This Blog post is from my old website before I switched to self-hosting. It was published on June 20, 2018

There are only three pages left in my first traveler’s notebook insert. I can’t believe it filled up this fast. I have been in this insert for about for months now in which Inserts became my new favorite thing to write in and I can’t wait to decorate my new one. I am already looking for ideas. Besides being excited about moving into a new insert I wanted to try something new and added some more bits and pieces to the insert I am about to finish which I want to show you today.

Finishing Off My JournalWhen I started this insert I didn’t know what to put on the first page. At first, I wanted to add a quote but I couldn’t find one that fit and I never found a better idea. I never liked that my first page was empty and that the ink I wrote with on the other page bled through. Now that I am at the end of this insert I finally had an idea on what to do with this page. I decided to include a table of content. Although my old journal had a table of content which I never really used I wanted to include something in this journal that would make it easier to find certain events or times I went through. I am currently in the process of graduating and I thought I might want to skip through that time in my life someday.

Table of content


First I skipped through my whole journal and numbered every single page. Of course, I didn’t notice I missed four pages until I was done and had to cross some of the numbers I had already written but I decided not to worry about that. I worry too much about making everything perfect.

Next, I created a background using some cardstock and glued some ripped graph paper on top. Then I went through my insert again and added all the event I thought I might look for in a couple of years to my table of content.

Finishing off my journal insertI also wanted to add some tabs which turned out to be harder than I thought because I didn’t leave any space at the end of the page. Instead, I  pretty much wrote up to the edge of the paper. I got the idea from @agirlwithajournal and @megjournals because they are both obsessed with them and decided to give it a try. I went through my journal once more and added some very small tabs wherever I found some space. In the end, I ended up really liking them and decided to leave some space to add tabs in my next insert.

Is there anything you do once you are heading towards finishing your journal?

Lots of Love

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My favorite journaling prompts

This Blog post is from my old website before I switched to self-hosting. It was published on May 23, 2018

My favorite journaling prompts

Since I started my morning page journal I don’t write as much about my days in my normal journal which made me turn to doing a lot more prompts. I am always searching Pinterest for new ideas and inspiration but it is really hard to find something I am motivated enough to write about. Today I want to turn that around. At the moment I have a couple favorite journaling prompts that I keep returning to, which I want to tell you about today. Maybe one of these prompts will inspire you to create something as well.



I have always loved making lists because they can be about anything and everything you want. They are customizable and you can re-do them as often as you like. You can do common lists like a wishlist, goals, dreams or a bucket list but you can also go a completely different direction like a list of compliments to yourself or things you like about yourself. You could list things your love and one of my favorite lists, list words you want to be described with. You could just write down your lists or you could sketch or collage them. There are so many ways you can go with your lists. I could probably write a whole blog post only about them.

Things you’re loving right now


Another thing I like to do is to write about things you’re loving right now and why you love them. I recently wrote about an Instagram account I really like and a couple of songs. Sometimes I even glue in a random picture and just write about all the reasons why I love it.



I got into this after reading a girl with a journal’s journaling prompts class. There are so many things to review. I even reviewed a girl with a journal’s journaling prompts class after reading it. You can review books, movies, songs, restaurants, products you have tried or you could review things you did or habits. I recently reviewed some tea I tried and my miracle morning routine. As you might know, I even review my habit tracker at the end of each month. I usually do this in a blog post.

Book notes


This prompt is one I started a while ago. There is something special about taking notes while reading that I love. I took a lot of book notes while reading the miracle morning and I love to read them from time to time to remember what I read. I also took some book notes of my own book I am working on at the moment.

Magical words


I have always loved to collect words that sound magical and I just recently started to write about them. Sometimes I come across a word I feel a deep connection with and I write about it in my journal. I also like to choose magical words and use them as inspiration for my art journal.

Writing about yourself

My favorite journaling prompts

Writing about your yourself is great to document how you change throughout your life and to see how you grow through your challenges and the choices you make. From time to time I sit down to write about who I am at the moment, what I am going through and how I think I changed. I also like to include some pictures of myself to visualize the changes I have been through.

I hope you like these prompts and found some inspiration in the pages I created through the last couple of months. What are your favorite prompts?

Lots of Love

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About not finishing a journal

This Blog post is from my old website before I switched to self-hosting. It was published on April 18, 2018

About Not Finishing A Journal

Today I want to talk about one of my current journals and why I am not going to finish it. I feel like many people think that once they have started a journal they have to finish it all the way. To be honest, I share this belief sometimes but of course, it is totally fine to not finish a journal all the way and move into a new one if things are not working out.


This is the journal I am talking about

About not finishing a journalThis is the journal I did not finish. It is one of my handmade journals I made for my Etsy shop. I do love the cover and the quality of the paper but there are a couple of reasons why this journal did not work for me which I will tell you about in a second. I started this journal in January 2018 as my third writing journal/diary and you can find out all about the set up of this journal here.


Why I did not finish this journal

  1. The journal is too big.  This journal has about 500 pages and as I got further along it got thicker and thicker making it really hard to write in it.
  2. The paper is blank. This journal did not have lined paper. I did make myself a template to write in straight lines but it was still very hard to write straight and I never really was pleased with my results.
  3. The chemistry was not right. From the beginning, there was always something that did not feel right about this journal. The chemistry between us just was not right.
  4. I wanted to move into my new traveler’s notebook. If you follow me on Instagram you might have seen that I recently made my own traveler’s notebook. I really wanted to move into it after I finally managed to make one.
  5. It felt right to not finish this journal. Usually finishing a journal is hard because over the time I kind of develop a relationship with this journal. It becomes a part of me and I don’t want to put it away. With this journal it was different. I actually was super excited to finally stop writing in it.


In the End, it was the right decision for me to finish this journal.  I am much happier with my new one now (You can take a look at it here). Journaling should make you feel better and if your journal does not help you with that move into another one. Things don’t always work out. Not in life and not in journaling. If you want to see a flip through of this journal please let me know. I have not decided if I want to make one yet. What are your thoughts on not finishing a journal all the way?

Lots of Love

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The story behind a journal page

This Blog post is from my old website before I switched to self-hosting. It was published on February 25, 2018

Behind every journal page, there is a story. It could be a story you want to tell with that particular page or the story behind how this page came together. I believe that every page represents a part of me and who I am at the moment. Today I want to show you the story behind one particular page I made in my art journal just before I wrote this blog post.

The story behind a journal page

The Beginning

When I came home today I felt like creating a page in my art journal but I was completely uninspired. That frustrated me and made the feeling even worse so I sat down and just skipped through my flow magazine. I ripped out all the pages with pretty pictures I could use now or some other time when I came across the picture by Vicki Rawling. When I first saw this picture a while ago I immediately fell in love with it and knew I had to use it one day. When I saw it again today I had to use it and finally felt inspired.

The Prozess Of Creating

Just before I sat down to journal, I remembered I wanted to try out a Podcast called How She Creates which was recommended by @aspiretoamble on Instagram a few days ago. At the moment I really wish I could meet up with someone and create something together because for some reason I feel really lonely sitting on my desk all by myself at the moment. I thought maybe listening to other peoples voices talking about creating may help. I listened to the first episode of the podcast and fell in love with it right away. The whole process of creating this art journal page was really relaxing and I am so happy I have found this podcast.

The Story Behind The Page

At the moment I am really busy with school and I have this strange desire to go on an adventure somewhere else. I want to do something that inspired me and that I have never done before. For example stay in a lonely cabin in the woods or the mountain for a couple of days where I can relax and create without having to worry about anything else. The picture I used in this journal entry reminds me of that desire and I tried to catch the feeling through creating something. Looking at the finished page now I feel a lot calmer and happy than when I started creating this afternoon. So many stories are hidden inside this picture by Vick Rawling and I think that is what I love most about it.

I loved creating this page and I am so happy I discovered the How She Creates podcast. Just by creating I had many new ideas like writing this blog post. Maybe I will do posts like this more often where I tell you the story behind a journal page I made. What do you think?

Lots of Love

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Music inspired journaling

This Blog post is from my old website before I switched to self-hosting. It was published on February 21, 2018

Recently I have been inspired to journal by quite a few songs. Besides including little playlists in my diary I also created a couple of art journal pages based on songs I am currently listening to. Today I want to share some of these journal pages with you and I hope I may inspire you to journal about your favorite songs as well.

1. Mini playlists

Music inspired journaling

I love adding these mini playlists to my diary because with a special song you always associate memories or how you felt during the time you listened to it. In songs, you can conserve certain feelings. If you skip through your journal in a couple of years you can listen to the songs you included in your mini playlists again and travel back to the old times for a while.

2. Portraying the feeling of a song

Music inspired journaling (inspired by city song by Grace Vanderwaal)

This page was inspired by city song by Grace Vanderwaal. It reminds me of the feeling I have when I go on one of my creative strolls to the city. I always feel so happy, free and like I could dance on the street when I am walking through the busy streets. The picture on the right is from the music video to the song which I loved so much that I decided to draw a picture of it for this page. On the left, I also included some lyrics from the song, which I always love to do.

3. Drawing pictures that pops up in  your head while listening to a song

Music inspired journaling (inspired by sick boy by the chainsmokers)

The last page I want to show you today was inspired by the song sick boy by The Chainsmokers. I was listening to the song when this picture suddenly popped up in my head and I just had to try to get it on paper. I also added a line of the song on top.

Are you ever inspired by a song you listen to?

Lots of Love

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Art journal set up

This Blog post is from my old website before I switched to self-hosting. It was published on February 14, 2018

Today I am very excited because not only did I finish my diary (you can see a flip through if it here) recently, but also finished my art journal a couple of days later. Just like I did with my diary, I want to show you the set up for my new journal before I show you every single page in my currently finished journal. So be prepared because there will be an art journal flip through up on Sunday.

But now let’s get into my new set up:


This is my new art journal. It is smaller than my old one and, just like my diary, was handmade by myself. I replaced the old pages of this book with new paper and turned it into a notebook. If you are interested there still are a bunch of handmade journals available in my Etsy Shop. I love the new size and I am having so much fun experimenting with it. I had this notebook for years and never really knew how to use it. Now I finally found one.


For the first page, all I did was stamp the word “art journal” in the middle. I love this minimalistic opener because I am always intimidated by the first page. This way there was no pressure but to find the middle of the page.


Next, I included some rules just like in my art journal. I have no problem with people looking through my art journal as long as they follow my rules. I changed the rules a little bit this time but the essence of them is still the same.

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For the last page in my new set up, I included my contact information. Luckily I never lost any of my old journals but I wanted to make sure that just in case I lost it my journal would find it’s way back to me. Fingers crossed I will never lose it.

This is it for my art journal set up. I am super excited about working in it and can’t wait to share my pieces with you. Stay tuned for the art journal flip through on Sunday.

Do you have any specific art journal set up?

Lots of Love

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Setting up my new diary

This Blog post is from my old website before I switched to self-hosting. It was published on January 28, 2018


This is my new Diary. I finished the last page of my old journal on January 24 and I am going to do a flip through of it very soon. But for today I want to show you my new diary. I am really excited about it because not only do I love the way it looks but I also made it myself. It is one of my first handmade journals that I am also selling in my Etsy Shop. I made it from an old book by replacing the pages with blank paper.

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For the first page, I added my contact so in case I’ll lose my diary, which I hope I never will, it can find it’s way back to me. I also added a warning for anyone not to keep reading.


On the next page, I added my traditional welcome page. In every journal, I start with a welcoming page in which my journal tells me a little bit more about itself. I really like doing this pages because it is an opportunity to reflect on what you want to write about and what might be coming up.


For my first entry, I tried to experiment with the new layout and I absolutely love it. My only concern is that since this notebook as about 500 pages it will become really, really big over time.

Do you have a diary? If you do, do you have any special pages you always include?

Lots of Love

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What to track in your bullet journal

This Blog post is from my old website before I switched to self-hosting. It was published on January 21, 2018

Recently I have been really annoyed with my Bullet Journal Spreads because I did not have a lot to write in. Most of my weekly spreads were pretty empty. This is why I decided to switch some things up as you might have seen already in my latest plan with me video. I know that a lot of people have the same problem as I have and today I want to show you a couple of ideas I came up with for my Bullet Journal

Monthly Tracking Ideas

Habit Tracker

December Habit Tracker

Every Month I track my journaling and studying habit in my Bullet Journal. If you have been following this blog for a while you probably have seen this type of tracker because I review it on this blog every month.

Blog Tracker

What to track in your Bullet Journal

My blog tracker helps me a lot with collecting blog post ideas and planning ahead. Since I  found a blog tracker that is working for me I finally manage to post regularly and at least twice a week.

Meditation Tracker

A Month Of Meditation

In December I decided I wanted to develop a meditation habit. I called it my month of meditation. To motivate myself I made a special tracker for meditating and it worked really good. If you have a habit you want to develop it is a great idea to create a separate monthly tracker for this habit.

Monthly to-do list

What to track in your Bullet Journal

Something I really like is having a monthly to-do list. You can go back to that list whenever you work on your weekly spreads and put some of your monthly to-dos down for that week. It helps with keeping an overview of all the things you have to get done over a longer period of time.

Other monthly tracking ideas

  • sleep log
  • goals for this month
  • mood tracker


Weekly Tracking Ideas


What to track in your Bullet Journal

If you are still going to school weekly spreads are great for keeping an overview of your homework. Whenever I get homework I write them down on the date they were given and once I have finished them I cross them out. This way I always know what I still have to finish that week.


What to track in your Bullet Journal

Another great idea for students is to track your upcoming exams in your weekly spread. Every week I have a little exam tracker where I write down the next two weeks and mark the days I have an exam. This way I always know what and when I have to start studying for a certain class.

Daily and weekly to-dos

What to track in your Bullet Journal

In my weekly spreads, I always have a section for things I want to get done or work on that week but I also started to make little to-do lists for each day. This way I stay way more organized and I am less likely to forget to do something.

Other weekly tracking ideas

  • mood tracker
  • sleep log
  • drinking habit
  • “one line a day” (write down one sentence that describes your day every day)


What do you like to track in your Bullet Journal?

Lots of Love

Just A Blank Space

2018 bullet journal set up

This Blog post is from my old website before I switched to self-hosting. It was published on December 24, 2017

2018 Bullet Journal Set Up

It is almost 2018 and that means it is time to set up the new year in my bullet journal. I was really excited to finally sit down and get creative and overall, I think It only took me about two hours.

I decided to keep my 2018 really simple since I am going to add my trackers throughout the months.

It is almost 2018 and that means it is time to set up the new year in my bullet journal. I was really excited to finally sit down and get creative and overall, I think It only took me about two hours.


First I added this simple welcome page. Since I am going to graduate and my life is going to change a lot in 2018 I decided to write “There’s a new adventure ahead” on the left because that is what 2018 will be. A new Adventure.

It is almost 2018 and that means it is time to set up the new year in my bullet journal. I was really excited to finally sit down and get creative and overall, I think It only took me about two hours.

After this little welcome page, I added my future log for 2018. Since I loved my 2017 future log I decided to use the same set up again and used the same colors as last year. I also added a little page mark on the left so I can easily flip to my future log when I need to.

Since I do not know my new schedule and most of my exam dates for the new semester I decided to leave the next two pages empty and add those later.

And that is it for my 2018 bullet journal set up. I cannot believe I have been keeping up with bullet journaling for a year now. Do you have a bullet journal or are you planning to start one in the new year?

Lots of Love

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New years journaling prompts

This Blog post is from my old website before I switched to self-hosting. It was published on December 12, 2017

New Years journaling prompts

2017 is slowly coming to an end. In less than three weeks we will say goodbye to the last year and will welcome 2018. It is time to look back on the last twelve month and maybe look forward to what is coming next. Now is the time to set our new years resolutions and most important, it is the perfect time to journal and record this whole process. Here are 6 journaling prompts to get you started with journaling about the last and upcoming year.


It doesn’t matter what you do with these prompts. You could try to draw, you could write a long text or just create a simple list. Do whatever makes you happy and don’t compare yourself to others because journaling is about you and nobody else.

In 2017 I…

Create a list of things you did in 2017. Think about the places you have been to, goals you have achieved and things you did. Take the good memories with you and leave the bad memories behind.


New years journaling prompts


In 2018 I will…

Create a list of things you will do in 2018. Set yourself goals and think about things that will happen for sure. For example, in 2018 I will turn 19 and graduate and I want to move out and go to university. Get yourself excited about what will come next.


In the end of 2015 I made a list of things I want to do in 2016 and I am proud to say that I did almost everything from that list 



At the beginning of 2017 I…

Think about who you were twelve months ago. What did you dream of? What where you planning to do? What has changed in the last twelve months? Evaluate the good and the bad changes and maybe draw a conclusion for the coming year.


In the end of 2018, I want to…

Think about who you want to be in twelve months. Think about your personality, how you want to feel, people you want to have around you… Create a picture of who and where you want to be in December next year.


Things that changed in 2017

Create a list of things that changed during the last year. Did you change? Did any circumstances change? Your friends?


Here is another spread of 2015 where I wrote a list of things that changed that year (right side)


Write a letter to your future self.

I think it is a great idea to write a letter to your future self at the end of each year because one day you can read through them and see how you have changed. You could also write a letter to 2017 or 2018 telling who you are now or who you want to become which goes along with the previous prompts


If you try out any of these prompts I would love to hear about how you liked them.

Lots of Love

Just A Blank Space