Friday, April 13, 2012

Do that thing update -- Sneak peek

This post is part of my do that thing series.  For previous updates, in handy reverse chronological order, click here.


First off, thank you so much for your comments on yesterday's post.  You have always made me feel like I can achieve anything here, even when I don't always believe it myself.  Sharing this space with you means the world to me.

There is so much that I would like for this journal (and those to come . . .) to be.  I'd like it to be a super-quick, easy-peasy, no pressure, fill-in-the-blanks space for you to record the ups and downs of your day-to-day.  Because those little details are so important; they both shape and reflect who we are and where we are headed.  (And later, it's so much fun to look back at these snapshots in time.)

I'd also like these journals to be a place where you can confide in yourself.  A place where you can put your big thoughts, your scary thoughts, your wild dreams into writing.  Even if you're not ready to pursue them or share them with others just yet.  A place to work out your ideas and questions, in just a few words, here and there, when you have a sec to write them down.  A place to hatch your goals and keep track of them. 

One thing I definitely wanted to add was a new category of prompts directed toward goal-setting.  Goal-achieving, too, for that matter.  I decided to call it Big Ticket Items.  And there's an extra, qualifying thought lurking in the subtitle:  In this space, nothing is impossible.  Because wouldn't it be nice to have another way to remind yourself that yes, you can do that thing and to have a quick spot to record the steps along the way?

Needless to say, this blog, this little pocket journal, these are my Big Ticket Items.  What's one of yours?  Are you still doing that thing?  I'd love to hear about it!



  1. I'm just starting on my Big Ticket Item ... and it is still a very new idea in my head, but one that needs to be fulfilled --- just a matter of finding time (making time!)

    1. Hi Naomi! Like all of your ideas, I know that this new one will be spectacular. And inspired. :) Can't wait to read about it.

  2. Looks great! I'm looking forward to when the journals are available in your shop. :-)

    1. Hi Susan! So glad you like it so far. Thanks so much for your encouragement!

  3. They look awesome, Christie!! I'm so EXCITED!!!

    My big ticket thing is getting back into writing commercial fiction again and - knock on wood - the current novel is coming along nicely.

    Thank you so, so much for your constant encouragement and motivations (even when you don't believe it yourself, we all believe in you!))


    1. Hi Tammy! How wonderful to read about your big ticket item! Writing a novel is such a huge job. I am totally inspired by your dedication to your work. It's such a lovely thing to be able to move each other forward toward our goals. :)


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