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Did you make a note and still forget? Tired of losing notes because they are all over the place? You need a better system.

Keep up with calendars, projects, ideas, lists and more all in one place. You know you need to. The Universal Journal is here to help the world get organized. Bullet Journal is truly for everyone. Eminently customizable, the bullet journal can fit your needs where ever you are.

Some read left-to-right, others right-to-left. Some prefer the average sized notebook, some large. Large or standard, paperback or hardcover. The Universal Journal was meant to facilitate the most universal journal/calendar system in the world by offering an ultra-streamlined style - minimal effort, maximal convenience.

Hi, my name is Michael. I'm a guy whose life was changed by finding the Bullet Journal method. I do web and tech stuff during the day and creative stuff after hours. I am a follower of Jesus, the grateful husband of a wonderful woman, and father to two fantastic boys.

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