I wasn’t bullet journaling yet, but I was already on the journey of finding the best way to manage my time and organise my life. I’d been using a Filofax for maybe a year or so, and trying out different planning systems.
I started with digital systems like Todoist, but soon realised that I needed to use paper and pen. The act of writing things down just worked better for me, plus I didn’t like spending all that time on the computer or my phone.
I had been consistently choosing a word of the year by then, I think the first year I did that was 2013, and eagerly looked forward to completing the Unravel Your Year booklet from Susannah Conway – it was the thing that got me set up for a consistent year.
Looking back through my photos from that time showed me just how much was burgeoning back then, and I can see how what I was experiencing then led me to where I am today.
What were you doing five years ago?