I have a confession; I am a bujo failure.

I so want to be good at using a bullet journal, I love all the things about it: pretty pens, washi tape, stickers, flags, anything that you can get at an office supply store. But I have this perfectionist streak in me that keeps saying, “this would look so much better in InDesign. And you could easily fix all of these mistakes you’re making.”

I know, I know. . . bullet journals aren’t meant to be perfect. And especially not when you first start out. Well, it’s been almost two years now, and I still don’t like it. For a few reasons.

  1. It takes way too long for me to create a layout with a pencil & pen. And then I always find that I’ve miscalculated something, so I have to start over. I have three kids under 6 – I don’t have the time to take hours every week to recreate a layout each week.
  2. I don’t know what I want to keep track of and what I think I want to keep track of, I really don’t care about anymore after I’ve spent three hours putting the chart together.
  3. I leave not enough, or too much room for each section. I don’t like having my planner as a stream-of-consciousness that seems to be popular in the bullet journaling world. So I would try to plan out my sections and would always guess wrong. Ugh.

So, I said, enough is enough. And I created a compromise.

I took my bullet journal ideas to my computer. And after a few hours with my favorite program, I created templates that bring together the precision and order of a computer generated planner and the flexibility and creativeness inherent to bullet journals.

And, I want to share them with you, whether you are a bujo failure like me, or just want a more customizable alternative to a bound planner.

Here is a preview of the 2020 planner pages that are available now in the White Plum Creative Etsy shop.

Click the button above to visit the listing on Etsy. See all of the various pages and then you can purchase the immediate download.