Friday, February 18, 2011

Working on a new journal page

Have I told you guys lately how much I love working on new journal pages?


It brings all the good stuff into sharp focus.

It reminds me to stop drifting (or reeling) for a moment and pay attention to the tug and swirl of time, place, circumstances and choice.  I've come to realize that I have developed a protocol, a modus operandi for determining which prompts make it to the page and which ones don't.  It's mostly an intuitive thing, but it has helped me to discover the surprising depths and breadths to be found in everyday events.  I look for meaning more often now in the places where once I saw only minutiae. 

It's such a gift to be able to do this on a semi-regular basis and share it with you and read your thoughts in return.

A few posts back I said I'd stop at page 40 and move on to new projects, but now I'm working on page 40 and I don't want to stop yet.

12 comments:

  1. If you are having fun, don't stop! I love your prompts because they give me the opportunity to consider my life through a slightly different lens.

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  2. what a fabulous gift for us! I won't be complaining!

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  3. You know how people send family letters at Christmas. Well I was wondering what kind of a family share letter you could make up with your prompt skills.

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  4. Don't stop, don't stop! :) I LOVE them!!

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  5. Do it until it's no longer enjoyable. We support you and will continue to support you with whatever you choose. Can't wait to see page 40!

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  6. I appreciate your continued generosity. I love journaling, as a grounding/focusing tool, and your beautiful, colorful pages are so motivating. Thank you!

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  7. yay!!! I'm so glad it's still fun (and selfishly glad you aren't stopping yet!)

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  8. I love all of your pages. I keep hoping you'll go to at least number 52 so there will be one per week for an entire year. These would be wonderful to use each year and look back on what we wrote. Thank you for all the time and thought you put into each of your journal prompts. I always look forward to each new one.

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  9. Filling out the journal pages is the highlight of my day! It has allowed me to re-discover myself, and I am so happy! You are very talented and we are blessed by your talent. Thank you :)

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  10. Thanks so much for stopping by, Amy Eileen, Christine, Michelle, Dix, Stephanie, Maggie, Amy, Liberty, Nicole and Nathalie! Thanks so much for your words of encouragement!

    Dix - Love that idea! My to-do list is growing ever longer . . .

    Nicole - Love that idea too! Something I hadn't considered; definitely a possibility.

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  11. I love your journal pages I stumbled upon your blog by accident, now I check back nearly everyday to see if there is another one in the works :-)

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