Hey hey, it’s MJ,
I do this post every year, seriously every year to give and overview of my favorite Bullet Journal Pages from the last year. This year was all one theme which is crazy, I already have 2022 started and 2023’s themes and things are planned! That’s right I am super ahead, I already even bought the journals for 2023 and 2024 because they were on sale over Black Friday.
If you want to see all of my Bullet Journal stuff from this year, you totally can. Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, and Part 4. I know I link a lot of content around here but when you have series that you do you kind of have to.
This post will have more pages than ones in the past, I know that for sure because last year I really worked at it and this year I hope to do the same. If you want to check out my past fave pages, you totally can, 2018, 2019, and 2020. I am not going to link the comparison posts, if you want to check those out click on Part 4 for my 2021 Bullet Journal above, they are all linked there.
So, let’s dive right in. 2021’s theme was Disney, so it’s all Disney.
This one was inspired by my October cover from 2020, I wanted something a little stained glass this year because that would be super cool as stained glass, super difficult though super cool.
Book Case (which I had to keep adding to)
It started out with like 42 books on it, see the first photo and the second is at the end of the year when I read like 77 books, I blew my goal out of the water this year and I read a lot. I would never actually stack books like this but I ran out of room so someday soon my book case (if I do plan on reading a bunch) may have to expand onto a second page.
Beauty and The Beast is one of my favorite movies and I tried really hard with this one, I really did, it took me hours to complete. I am not the best artist, but here I am trying anyway.
Tangled is another one of my favorite Disney princess movies, and while I don’t like the people and should have left them out, the rest of the cover to me is amazing. My Bullet Journals are always a work in the creative and artistic process so here we are.
Lilo and Stitch will always hold a very special place in my heart because I have been to Hawai’i, my godfather was from the islands and I have always held such a respect and reverence for them because of him. He took me to see this movie and we lost him in late 2019 so because April is my birthday month, I had to make it Lilo and Stitch.
I loved what I did with the leaves on the lei, this one is probably top three for the year. I loved doing this page and if I did it again, I would do 30 individual plumeria flowers, either way, it was still fun.
May Last Page
I lost my grandmother a couple of months before Moana came out and I cried watching it the first time. I love the idea of rising the island a little higher with each chief and Moana putting a shell on it because they were going to go back to voyaging was an amazing homage to the beginning of the film.
It was very nautical themed there for a while, I love The Little Mermaid, and doing this cover took I swear two days because it was a lot to work on, I do not regret it one single bit though.
June Last Page
I love the grotto scene in the film and I did my best! It’s fun to play around with stuff and make it your own while still being true to the source material.
I loved Big Hero Six it did not get the recognition that it deserved. Baymax is amazing and I want one. This movie had the diversity that you don’t see in a lot of movies and it was so fun.
I just published a post about this one! I wanted a pumpkin patch and that was the only way I could think of doing it. It was a fun one to work out as I went through it.
October Last Page
Love Zero, he’s great and I love the idea of a ghost dog, man’s best friend is really man’s best friend eternally.
Princess and The Frog is an amazing movie and this scene is one that I could watch over and over again without any problem. I tried to do it justice, I don’t really think that I did, but that’s okay.
Probably my favorite one of the year, it is top three since there are only three on this list. I was contemplating not doing extra beads but the page was just too empty without it so of course I had to add more to make it feel more real.
The last two on this list were late additions, at the end of my Bullet Journal each year I usually have a few pages to play around with. This year I had a Vine quotes page, an inspirational quotes page, my six months of Book of The Month, and the following two. Many of those pages have already been migrated over to my 2022 journal because I need to track things in multiple places.
Writing Review Page
Pinterest inspired the reading review page and that inspired the writing wrap up page because I write a lot, I like tracking my writing and seeing exactly what I am doing. I track it in like three places if not four. This is a snapshot tracker, it’s literally just words per month, number of 5,000+ word days, drafts finished, and new projects started. It’s simple and it’s what I need to see where I am when it comes to my word counts.
Thank you Pinterest, before the end of the year it was covered in sticky notes because I was tracking things without putting them in the journal itself. It makes more sense for me that way. You can also tell that I went well over my original goal because the last full row of the month by month was added as well as the boxes down the side. This tracks a lot more things than my writing tracker, because again, this is a snapshot. I am doing a whole Book Bullet Journal this year but I will still have the snapshot in my regular Bullet Journal.
Well, there it is, my favorite pages from my 2021 Bullet Journal, it’s crazy that I literally used all the pages because when I first started I had almost 100 pages left over. I have hit a point with this journal journey that I understand what I want and need in it and it’s working for me. What works for me my not work for you if you are getting into the Bullet Journal journey, find your own style and let your creativity flow. It’s supposed to be fun so have fun with it.
I will be back later in the week with another post so until then, I hope that everyone stays safe, happy, and healthy.