The Year Overview: View the year at a glance in your Bullet Journal

Welcome to Day 15 of my #100DaysofBulletJournalIdeas Project! 

Idea 15: The Year Overview

The Year Overview

Having a year overview is handy for lots of reasons, here are some:

1. When you're figuring out how many days a month has when setting up your Monthly Log

2. When you want to see the year visually

3. When you're figuring out what day an event falls on

4. When you're planning out trips, you can visualize time in a manner of weeks

5. It helps you get a grasp of the how much of the year has passed

6. Helps you when coordinating plans 

Tiny Ray of Sunshine Year Overview 2.jpg

In addition to these reasons, I believe it's also a fun way to mark time. By creating a year overview, you're welcoming a new year with this simple practice in your Bullet Journal. It also allows you to see at a glance how much your handwriting skills have improved over time with a quick snapshot. Even though I've been an artist my whole life, improving my handwriting skills has been a relatively new experience for me in the last few years.

Drawing out the year overviews helps me welcome new season in life. 

Here are the last 3 years worth of year overview calendars in my Blog Bullet Journals:

Tiny Ray of Sunshine Year Overview 1.jpg

Besides writing them out, I've also enjoyed using year overview printables such as this sweetly colorful one from one of my favorite printable designers, Miss Tiina:

Last year, from my lovely friend Dee (Decade Thirty):

These days I like to draw them out myself, but I do appreciate how printables help you save time. :) 

I did want to state that adding a year overview doesn't have to be at the beginning of the new year to set them up, or even at the beginning of a new notebook. It can be whenever you need them. 


P.S. If you're new to the Bullet Journal®, I recommend checking out BulletJournal.com, it was invented by Ryder Carroll - he's an awesome human that walks you through how to set up your own Bullet Journal with his handy tutorial video that you can check out here!


Items Used:

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Leuchtturm1917 Notebook

Pentel Slicci

Pilot Metropolitan F Nib Fountain Pen

TWSBI Mini F Fountain Pen

TWSBI Diamond 580 EF Fountain Pen

Faber-Castell Stone Grey Ink

Waterman Inspired Blue Ink

Noodler's Apache Sunset Ink

Pilot Parallel Mixable Colour Cartridges



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