Friday, December 3, 2010

New journal page

Update: The journal page in this post is no longer available for download. For a selection of free, printable journal pages, please visit my Printable Journal Pages collection.


This was a good week, a magical week.  Something shifted in me.  Somehow, this week was lived in the moment, in my own skin, happily.  I can't point to any event in particular that was any different this week than last, except to say that this is something I've been working on for over a decade and I got a glimpse of it this week.  The best word that I've come up with so far to describe that nebulous something is contentment . . . contentment with the choices I've made that have led me here.  They haven't all been good choices or popular choices, but I have been shying away from owning them and from being the person I am now as a result of those choices.  This week, after a very long journey, I finally feel as if I'm up to the challenge, whatever it may be; as Louisa May Alcott put it so eloquently, "I am not afraid of storms, for I am learning how to sail my ship."  Bring. It. On.

So today, I think I'll leave you with a few images from this week's journal page and the links, which as always, are below.

This week's page is available in its usual configurations here (border-free) and here (borderful, but colour-free) and here (borderful and colourful).

Happy weekend friends!


  1. Christie that sounds like such a wonderful week to experience!
    I really value this kind of personal sharing on blogs and felt so inspired by this today.
    I am struggling toward something and think it may take me a few more decades to get there but hopefully I will soon be gifted with a glimpse of it like you have had.

    May the glimpse you had reappear more and more often :)

    p.s. this page is awesome!!!

  2. i can't wait til I can say that! It's a relief to hear that it happens!

    Ps ... love the page :-)

  3. yay for you!
    and thanks for the new page (:

  4. Thanks for the new page.

    Your new way of feeling sounds exciting. I think contentedness is something that few are aware of. I think we're so caught up in trying to have more, do more, that we don't stop and live in the now, as you did. Kudos to you! ^_^

  5. Love your blog and the way you really open your heart up to us. Glad you had such a great week. Thanks for the fabulous journal page, love every one of them!

  6. Thanks for the new journal page! I think that quote has been my mantra for the past year. ;)
    How reassuring to hear about your wonderful week!
    Many blessings as you face the new week of contentment ahead...

  7. Very inspiring indeed. I am still looking for a nice cover.. something to use to bind all these pages together .. should be something special. Why don't you draw a cute cover? Thanks!


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