Sometimes I feel like life is running away and I am sprinting on weary legs, with ill-trained lungs, trying to keep up. Not win, just finish. While everything is screaming to quit, I insist on continuing. This dogged determination can serve me well, but it can also be my demise.
Like when I am more concerned about making sure the house my children live in is spotless, rather than sit and play playdough with them. (And sometimes even mutter under my breath that their playing playdough is just one more thing for me to clean...)
Have you ever felt that?
Sometimes it happens to me with my scrapbooks, too. I become so wrapped up in trying to complete my pages, that I don't really take time to enjoy the process of creating them. Or to marvel in the words that I am writing.
When I began completing my mini-albums from Wednesday's post, I realized that I wanted to do more than race. So rather than finish them haphazardly, I sat and really thought about the prompts. I let my answers grow organically, rather than be the expected. Hours later, the journaling is done. And I love it.
As you see, the photos are the same. I decided that rather than dropping in something that is just okay, I wanted the photographs to truly reflect the ideas in the journaling. I have set a deadline of one week to take them. Now that the journaling is done, I know exactly what pictures I want to take, so it won't take too long at all.
Not everyday gets to be our best day. Sometimes life just gets in the way of living. But I hope you, too, will find a project that speaks to you and let it grown and become something that you love. Love to create, and love to look back at.
And because every post is best with a little giftie, I hope you enjoy this one.
You can download it here: Download Journaling Prompt Tags
Thank you for stopping! Have a great day! I hope that your day includes some time in which you can enjoy the journaling and that your life's race can take a bit of a reprieve for you today!