So lately I’ve been obsessing on Pinterest. You know the place that makes you want to be Super Mom or turn into a Woodworker overnight or get all DIY Martha Stewart”y”. I came across this thing called Smash Book (which combines scrapbooking and journaling) and then I stumbled upon this Bullet Journal thing. I may be a little late to the party but this peaked my interest. A few months ago, 7 to be exact, I purchased a journal. And it just sat there, waiting – patiently. Fast forward to two weeks ago.
I finally decided maybe it was time to start. I arrived at a place where I thought it was time to “step up my game”. Time to invest more time, love and creativity into Sara. One thing I promised myself was that I had to let go of perfection. I have a tendency to want to rip out pages because I don’t like my writing or my doodles or whatever it may be. I had to let go – a little bit more of that negative self talk. Maybe, it’s time to start embracing my imperfections and allow myself to shine thru, regardless of what that looked like or what anybody thought. Ok, now we’re getting deep…into things I’ve battled my entire life. Stick around we might touch on that more.
This journal gave me a place to track birthdays and anniversaries. As well as take a look at my weeks at a glance and see what we have on the calendar, including dinner/meal planning. Appointments, to-do lists, tracking (things I track: did I meditate that day? did I use my Essential Oils that day? did I drink my water that day? did I take my Ningxia Red shot that day? did I journal that day? Etc). I have also made sure to jot a little note down of what the day entailed – did I go to a concert, did I have dinner at my parents with my kids, stuff like that. I thought it would be cool to look back over the years to see what my life consists of, not that I think I’m that interesting but you never know. Maybe it’s something my kids will hold onto when I’m no longer here, a little morbid I know, I don’t plan on going anywhere, anytime soon – but then again you never know. So with all this being said, it’s allowed me to write down my dreams, aspirations, and goals. Time to start chasing my dreams. I’ve already accomplished so much life but I also know there is so much more I’d like to do. For me, I get these wild ideas – and they all sound good in my head but I’m lacking in the follow thru. When I put these things in black and white (sometimes pink/blue/green/purple) it is harder to deny and gives me the drive to start putting some action behind these wild hairs. Fast forward to now. We have arrived at my blog and first blog post. I’ve always wanted to start a blog and here we are. A place for me to share. A place for me to write. A place for me to get creative. There is a little artsy, fartsy inside of me – it doesn’t necessarily measure up (in my mind) but maybe that will change.
So, I invite you to tag a long for the ride. It may be boring, it may be wild, it may be emotional, it may be all over the place. But whatever it’s meant to be, will be. I am always open to feedback and welcome it. I’ve been taught that we are each others eyes and ears. There is no you, without me and no me, without you. Please help me along this journey…
Much love and appreciation!