Monday, July 16, 2012

Moving forward and a 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.


So that last post was a little heavy.  After I clicked publish, though, I really felt as if a weight had been lifted.  Which was, in so many ways, a huge relief.  I'm never quite sure how much to share about the stuff happening behind the scenes and I always feel a little shaky before hitting that publish button, but I'm really glad to have opened up.

You were so generous with your comments.  Thank you so much for that.  Later today I'll be stopping by to post a reply to each one.  (Now that I'm not feeling quite so raw.)

But for now, let's move forward, shall we?  A new week, new challenges to meet, a new post, and a new journal page.  (Number 50!  And it includes a timely new prompt about moving forward!)

Here's my list:

The next book I'd like to read:  Out of Our Minds: Learning to be Creative, by Ken Robinson.  (Actually, it's Sir Ken Robinson, if I'm not mistaken.)

The next thing I'd like to learn:  How to make the most of my DSLR camera.  I've tried to teach myself via how-to books borrowed from the library and I've reached a very basic level of understanding, but I can't seem to get any further.  I think it's just one of those skills that requires a teacher who can show me what to do and how to improve.  To that end, I'm taking a short course on the subject in September.

The next place I'd like to visit:  The east coast of Canada.  Luckily, I'll be headed there very soon.  :)

The next goal I'd like to accomplish:  The completion of Pocket Journal no. 2!

As always, here is a look at today's journal page in its near entirety:

Also, as always, you'll find it in its usual variations here (border-free, colour-free) and here (with border, colour-free) and here (with colourful border).

How are you moving forward?  I'd love to know!


P.S.  Due to a lovely little family road trip in my immediate future, I'll be offline from the end of this week until early August.  I'll be closing the shop shortly and setting my email to auto-reply in an attempt (possibly futile) to conduct a healthy disconnect from all manner of screens and related technology.  (Twitch.)  Looking forward to catching up soon!


  1. Thanks for sharing. I tried to journal, since I've been having a stressful year, I thought it would be nice to take my time, relax and do a bit of writing. It didn't work, though, and I spent months without writing. I was kind of lost till I discovered your journal pages. I've been writing on them only for three days, but I'm really enjoying it. I'll keep you posted in the future.
    Susanma (Barcelona)

  2. Thank you so much for a new page. :D I can't wait to fill it out.

    I hope you have a lovely vacation. Try to disconnect, really. I managed to stay off line for a week in the spring. It was great, even if it made me a little twitchy. lol!

  3. Thank you for a lovely page. Will be great for myself and my son, who has a brain injury and it is really good for him to see things simply on paper!!

  4. i love this new page and its very clear way of getting you to focus on what you want to do - living with intention! thank you as always

  5. Thank you for these journal pages. I love them and am so glad you are willing to share. I read your last post, but didn't comment, but I did smile as I read it. ;p It is funny how people don't appreciate the efforts others do to make our lives more enriched. I'm glad you got things off your chest... Enjoy your respite!

  6. Thanks for sharing and good luck in your road trip!! you'll sure have a good time!... My moving forward:::
    The next book I'd like to read: The Juliet Club by Suzanne Harper... I love light (teen) romance novels.
    The next thing I'd like to learn: hula hoop dance and tricks!
    The next place I'd like to visit: Disneyland!! I can't wait to take my hubby there, I'm sure he'd love it!
    The next goal I'd like to accomplish: pack everything neatly and in time for our coming moving!

  7. I'm so glad I found this site - I love the journal pages - thank you x

  8. i think it's wonderful that you share your pages so generously! they are so beautiful!

  9. Thank you so much, I have just found you and your awesome journalling pages. they are so beautiful & you are so generous & talented.

  10. Have an awesome, awesome trip. I'm aiming to move forward in the way that I approach family time. Also in literally moving forward (Singapore on Monday!)

  11. I just found your site (via Pinterest), and love love love it! I downloaded all of your journal pages, and I'm so excited to print them out and get started. They all look so fun! You are amazing. As I was downloading them, I was thinking that they would be fun in a little journal book - and lo and behold you already thought of that too! I just might have to go buy one of the pocket journals from your Etsy shop. Thanks for sharing your talents!

  12. I found you via Pinterest, and I want to just take a minute to say THANK YOU. I am going to use your journal pages with my grade 8 English students this year as an option they can go to during our Morning Pages writing if they are not feeling very inspired with their own thoughts. I can see lots of opportunities to expand these journals from fill-in-the-blanks to more full-length pieces.

    So thank you so much. I love this. :)

  13. Found you on Pinterest - LOVE the journal! Thanks so much for sharing!!

  14. There's an Error- Not found when going to your printable journal pages. :-(


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