Like everybody, I've had a lot of pain in my life and I'm a work in progress. You must
have a true desire to see the world from a different point of view, and that comes with growing up. Walton Goggins


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Wednesday, October 5, 2016

Turning 40 and the 30 Day Journal Project



Last Friday I turned 40.  I feel like I am stuck in an awkward place where I feel incredibly old but life keeps telling me, "You aint seen nothing yet".  I remember being a kid and thinking 40 was extremely old.  Mind you the only reference I had for what 40 was were the adults in my life.  Most of them were parents and lets face being a parent makes you old.  At least that was my thinking.

Sitting here being 40, I realize I'm not old.  I am older and a bit wiser, but not old.  People say "40 is the new 30", it's not it's 40.  I am happy to be 40.  I am happy that I have been given the gift of being on this earth for all these years.  I am happy that I have survived with plenty of good memories.  I am happy that the past is in the past, that I am no longer that same girl, and that in turning 40 I have realized just how much life I have left.

Creatively I've been stuck in a rut.  I've spent a great deal of time lately surfing the internet searching for something new.  Honestly, I have no idea what I am looking for, the wheel hasn't been reinvented yet.  I spend time on Pintrest creating boards full of inspiration.  But somehow I am still blocked.

In all my stumbling around looking for some kind of creative outlet I found the 30 Day Journal Project by Lisa Sonora.  This has lit a fire under my butt.  I spent my birthday weekend creating a journal for this challenge, which I will share with you below.  I love both written and visual journaling, and this a perfect way to combine them.

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