I started bullet journaling (mine is not this put together) a while ago because it’s really great for self-care, keeps me organized, and as a writer allows me to keep notes of every weird thing that anyone says in my vicinity ever (my friends hate this about me). But I’ve had a hard time using my bullet journal as a planner because I fill up my journals so quickly with daily notes that I had to start new notebooks constantly and re-draw my monthly and weekly planners over and over again.
My brain is a looney bin. It’s chaos in there and without a system to stay organized I have a hard time staying on top of things, I get overwhelmed, anxious, and confused and instead of being productive I’ll spend hours Googling, “who was Jeffrey Dahmer,” or “Do ducks really have corkscrew penises?” So I need a simple way to plan out my month, keep notes, make lists, jot down blog post ideas, doodle, write stories, to stay on top of life so I can actually get things done.
Recently I started to look for a better solution and came across Mochi Things. I’d never heard of the company before but holy shit, I’m obsessed with them now. I immediately ordered the MYO String Tie A5 Planner Organizer in black (like my soul), the monthly notebook and the weekly notebook. I plan on using my regular A5 (from Amazon) dot notebooks for everything else I need.
I just got my order today and it’s perfect. The organizer fits 6 A5 notebooks, has a space for earbuds, pens, and cards. So I can basically put my entire life in one place: My monthly planner, weekly planner, daily bullet journal, sketchbook, and idea/draft notebook for book/essay ideas, etc. I’ll post some photos and a video on my Instagram page so you can see exactly how I’m using it, but ya’ll, I’m in love. I feel so organized I might actually celebrate by doing nothing this weekend but watch eighties hits and stare at a wall. Winning hard.
PS. This is NOT a sponsored post. I didn’t get paid in money or goats to write about Mochi. I’m just way into it right now.