Tuesday, January 18, 2011

365 Days, Day 224

We are all inventors, each sailing out on a voyage of discovery, guided each by a private chart, of which there is no duplicate. The world is all gates, all opportunities (Ralph Waldo Emerson 1803 - 1882)

The thing that is really hard, and really amazing, is giving up on being perfect and beginning the work of becoming yourself (Anna Quindlen)

Today I have stayed in my comfort zone.

I have added a tree to the other half of the journal page (not shown above) which also has the torn diary page. It has been day of regular housework, preceded by a lovely walk in the forest with Kyle, Sarah and Lily.

I am in a space or a phase of life where I am content not to hurry, to let things slowly unfold, to accept things cheerfully. I know that under the soil, where I have planted my whispering seeds, things are starting to germinate. When they begin to flower I shall be stepping out of my comfort zone. I look forward to this process. I need to grow and change; otherwise my roots will stagnate and disintegrate.

While I am growing quietly underground, my soul has the spirit of adventure; it is checking its private charts to plot and plan the route. Some days there is no plot or plan and I just sail on the wind: which is also just right for me.

I am trying hard to give up doing things perfectly and trying to please other people in order to begin the work of becoming ME.

Today’s Art Journal Prompt:

Art Journal Prompt for DAY 4

Feature your “WORD for 2011” on your art journal page

I am going to be thinking about this one in my quiet time tonight or tomorrow morning… It could be a phrase rather than just one word… I really hope that some of you are doing this journal with me or just chose your 2011 word/phrase. Will you share your words with me?


  1. Hello I am not doing the journal but I think my 2011 words follow on from my learnings last year:
    Find Freedom in what I do, be present, live in gratitude and move from fear to Faith.

    Nurture those germinating seeds. Take time to weed out the negativity and doubt. Give the roots the time to become strong and bold enough to venture into the darkness and unexplored depths.