October Bullet Journal Spread &Event/Things To Do List!

Hey, beautiful people!

The one thing nobody warns you about travel is the dejection. The depression you face upon getting home, diving back into your routine and being . . . well, being bored. The lack of inspiration; the soul deep yearning for something fun, something new, something exciting.

For all of September, I’ve been feeling that oppressive cloud hanging over me; it’s been affecting my productivity, my mood . . . my bullet journal. And don’t even look at me like I’m some crazy sad person who’s overly attached to a journal. That shit helps me out so much in terms of getting things done and meeting goals and whatnot, so I kind of fall into this weird motivation-sucking pit of pointlessness and desolation without it. It’s not so much a trigger (like losing my journal wouldn’t cause me to become some lazy, waste of space) but it is an indication that my mental state isn’t all I want it to be.

Today, life kind of aligned for me; I’ve been neck-deep in this uselessness and working on autopilot, not really socialising too much, but one of my best friends called me. Side note: the best friend is the one that I went to Fib Festival with – she’s wild and crazy and outgoing and I absolutely love her to bits; we have so much fun together.

So basically, instead of going back to London after FIB (which was in Valencia – you can read about our trip to Valencia here) she went to France with her roommate, who is French, and spent a few weeks hitch-hiking round there. In that time, she did a crazy amount of fun shit – and fell for a French guy who she’s . . . well, I have no clue, to be honest. Both of our summers were filled with fun and adventure (mine was Mauritius, Lisbon, Download Festival, Milan, Valencia and then Cyprus; hers was Ibiza, Valencia, France and Korfu. Yes, I’m insanely jealous over France and Korfu) and now . . .

We’re here. Working. (Studying for her as well.) Not looking forward to any trips or fun things.

The call basically consisted of her saying “Mia, I feel depressed, promise me we’re going to have loads of fun and travel next summer”. It was just incredibly well timed – because we were having the same issue and this call prompted me to decide to fix it.

We live in London – the capital city of the UK! A place where there’s constantly fun to be had; adventures to be discovered; excitement to find! It’s easy to forget when you’re stepping off the plane and back into the “real world”, but London is a place that people come to visit. Where people dream of visiting.

So in October I’ve decided to embrace that and start taking absolute advantage of London and everything that it has to offer! And hopefully at the same time my brain will start to remember that we’re a happy person.

Now, I don’t think I could’ve picked a better time to clean up my act, to be honest. Why? Because October means Halloween. And, oh baby, Halloween is one of my absolute favourite times of year. I have an excuse to dress up, everything’s spooky and there are so many events on!

So let’s take a look into my upcoming month – and what we’re going to be doing!

My October To-Do/Events List

So, as you can see . . . I’m seriously fucking excited for Halloween! The costumes, the parties, the posts . . . the vlogs? Oh – and I want to dye my hair red/pink. But that, my dear beautiful friends, is a whole other post. Maybe a hair colour journey post? Who knows?

But yeah – the point is: October is going to be a great month. I’m incredibly excited.

Has anyone else got a great month planned? What are we all up to? Did you like my bullet journal? Let me know your thoughts down below!


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60 thoughts on “October Bullet Journal Spread &Event/Things To Do List!”

  1. Love your bullet journal Mia! Can’t relate to the post travel depression though, I always have post travel relief because I’m definitely a homebody. Sounds like your October is going to be super fun!

    1. Why thank you lovely girl! I understand what you mean; the first week or two when I come home is like YES MY BED and, like you said, a sense of relief . . . then after a few weeks the novelty of being home totally disappears for me :'( And I hope so! x

  2. Oh myyy I feel you with the post-travel blues. It hits me hard everytime & I just yearn to go away again. But then it always hits me like WE LIVE IT LONDON BABY – this city’s incredible! I’m so excited to meet you soon!!! πŸ’• you already know you can hit me up if you ever wanna do something fun, I’m always down ✨

    1. It’s so disheartening; I want to be doing new things and exploring beautiful places! ;-; And yes girl! Gotta love London – when you are hit with those post-travel blues, you always know there’s going to be something fun to do here! πŸ˜€ I’m so glad to have found you and your blog – we’re going to have so much fun! <3

  3. Weird question; whats a bullet journal? I have the most beautiful notebook crying out for something to be done and yours looks so elegant. I want to do something similar but not sure how it works x

  4. Your bullet journal is AMAZING and I can totally relate to September being a blah and off month. I’m glad you have such things planned for October though, I hope it’s as magical as it sounds! Thanks for sharing! xo

    1. Why thank you lovely! I’ve so so missed it, but I just kept trying and ruining it in September, so I decided to give myself a break and come back strong in October πŸ˜€ And thank you so much lovely! xx

  5. I love how you always think out of the box with your posts and your to do list sounds amazing!! I’ll try to find things like this to do in my hometown haha

  6. I can totally relate to this! My planner helps motivate me so much. Just having little trips, concerts, and other activities planned out so I can visually see them keeps me so excited about my routine, especially after travelling.

  7. I’m so impressed that you organise so far in advance haha. I’m the type of person to either spontaneously hit all my friends up at once to do something the next day or even in a couple of hours. Honestly need to start planning fun outings in advance. Also I was going to go to La La Land as well but it’s over 18, and I’m turning 18 in december :(( Also, it would be so fun to meet you so if you find anything else fun going on hmu I’m so down for everything haha <3

    1. Aha usually I’m the exact same, but I always end up missing big events and parties because I’ll see them and go “I want to go to that!” but then…completely forget to make a note of it and actually go. I would deeefinitely recommend planning in advance; I feel like you just get so much more out of your time that way. And omg I thought you were 18 – that’s such a shame; I would have said come along with us! That being said, FELLOW DECEMBER BABY, HELL YEAH! When’s your birthday? And I would genuinely love to meet you and do fun stuff, so I most definitely will πŸ™‚ Same goes though lovely – if you ever want to do something, hit me up! <3

      1. At heart I’m a summer baby but I was born 5th of December! What about you?? I will definitely try to find something to do! If not there are thousands of pretty cafes scattered around London

      2. Same here – the Caribbean in me just craves the sunlight! And oooh, I’m 29th! We’ll both be 18 for like 24 days πŸ™‚ And definitely; I love a good cute cafe!

  8. Your bullet journal is the most gorgeous thing I’ve ever seen!! I keep meaning to start one my self but am too lazy to actually get round to it lol..and your October sounds super exciting. I am only a short 45 minute train journey from London and do not often appreciate how lucky I am to live near such a gorgeous city – could never get bored of it! Would love to come and visit you ;D Enjoy the rest of your day Mia! xox

    1. Thank you so so much lovely! And you know, I was the exact same until a few months ago when I was like…let me just sit down and set it up…and it took literally 10 minutes and i was like “oh..is that it?” xD Ooooh I would absolutely love to meet you! We could have so much fun! Where do you live? And thanks lovely – you too!xxx

      1. YES DEFINITELY DO! Also, I don’t know if you rememeber, but you asked me for tips on building a skincare routine and I’ve written the post and scheduled it to go up πŸ™‚ I’ve linked you in it so you should get a notification when it’s up but just so you know I actually wrote it!xx

      2. Yep I feel like it’s one of those things that’s a lot less effort than it seems initially! And I tell people I live in Brighton but it’s actually a small village on the outskirts that no ones ever heard of πŸ˜‚We could go and grab a delicious brunch! ❀️

  9. Your bullet journal is amazing !! Still need to get round to doing mine (p sure I’ve been saying that for the past year) but I’ll get round to it at some point hahahah. Halloween is literally the best, I’m so jealous of everything you’ve got lined up!! xx

    1. Thank you so much gorgeous girl! And it’s fine…i’ve had my planner pinterest boards for the past few years and i only started keeping my bullet journal in july xD And I totally agree – I love Halloween! xx

  10. Have fun discovering London! I have visited London 2 times and I absolutely loved it. I really like how you look at your city, it is a place that people dream to visit one day indeed. I should think like that of my city more often. Your bullet journal looks stunning by the way xx

  11. I love your bullet journal- it’s so creative! I know the feeling of having a crazy awesome summer just for it to end and work to start. But it’s good you are going to take advantage of where you live. As an American- I could only dream of living in London! It sounds so much more exciting than living in a suburb in Florida. So have fun!!! Best of luck accomplishing those activities xx

  12. Oo, wow! Your bullet journal is so cute. That tape you used is so pretty. 😍 I hope you feel better soon, looks like you have a ton of fun things to do this month!!

    P.s. I am one of those dreamers of visiting London!! πŸ˜„

    1. Thank you so much! And it’s from Aliexpress if you’re looking for it; it’s only Β£1 πŸ™‚ and I’m feeling a bit more myself already just planning it! πŸŽ‰πŸŽ‰

      If you ever make it round London, hit me up and I’ll show you around! πŸ˜‰

      1. Haha I am not nearly as artistic or organized enough for a bullet journal. πŸ˜› But I’m gonna check that website out anyways!!

        Oh my gosh, really? I would love that!! I’ll definitely have to take you up on that offer, but first I need my passport. πŸ˜†

  13. Love the pages and your little doodles! I’ve been a bit lazy with my bullet journal this month so I’ve kept it relatively simple. Looks like you’ve got a pretty awesome October coming though!

  14. I really like your journal, it makes me wanna wish a printer.

    In October it will start my university after 3 months of summer vacation, and I don’t know if I’m excited or scared. We don’t celebrate Halloween, but I’ll definitely decor my room and maybe I’ll carve some pumpkins with my boyfriend. We usually do this. xx


  15. It’s so awesome that you’ll be exploring your city more! My boyfriend and I live in the capital of our state and there’s so much we’ve seen, but still so much we haven’t done yet (: autumn is my favorite month and it’s gotten off to an exciting start with all my birthday plans going smoothly. Hope your month is fabulous xoxo

  16. i love this! pictures do speak louder than words & your bullet journal is so visual. πŸ™‚ also, i wanted to come by and thank you for the kind words (i accidentally deleted your comment….. i am clearly still half asleep). but i seriously love all the little snaps you chose!

  17. hi there! my name is emma, and I really enjoyed reading this post! I stumbled upon it and I loved it. ❀️ I have been in kind of a funk lately as well, so this post was nice and comforting to read. xoxo

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