I am now at the end of week three of the 30 Day Journal Challenge by Lisa Sonara Beam and I continue to learn stuff about myself.
Of course, learning is just one part of any process. Putting what is learnt into action is often a lot more challenging. Still, the journaling, or more accurately, the visual journaling process, with a daily prompt has been very helpful.
I’m still doing my regular digital journaling as well as this. But taking a digital break to sit with a pen, paints and the blank page is a very helpful process. Forward to week four.
I have completed the second week in the 30 Day Journal project by Lisa Sonara Beam. It has once again proved enlightening and an interesting creative challenge. It is encouraging me to think in different ways about familiar feelings and thoughts, and this is where I am finding it most helpful.
Even the little bits of art I am creating during this process have been helpful. I am learning new techniques and finding out what does and doesn’t work. All in a friendly and supportive environment.
As always I am thinking about the future and where I go once the 30 days are ended. Will I look for another journaling challenge with a group or move to something different? I don’t know yet, and I am putting those thoughts on the back burner while I continue to enjoy the next two and a bit weeks.
Here’s what I have done in week two…
For the past seven days I have been journaling. Let me put that into a little context. For the past nth years I have been journaling, or keeping a notebook, or blogging, or keeping a diary, analogue and digital. I even have several going at the moment. However, I have signed up, jumped in and having been keeping up with a project created by Lisa Sonara Beam Root: A 30 Day Journal Project. And I am having a lot of fun.
Which is interesting because it is again revealing many areas in my life that I would like to improve. Areas that I am aware of, which I often gloss over and make excuses about. The difference between the journaling I have previously done, and this, is that this is guided. Each day there is a simple email prompt, which can be interpreted as you wish. There is a Facebook group and a hashtag that can be used to share your pages and thoughts, but again there is no pressure on doing that.
So, I am now one week in to the project and thought I’d post about it and share the pages I’ve so far created. There’s no great art here or deep insight, but the process is proving beneficial. Journaling is a good way to look at how you feel and act, and, if needed, change and adapt. It’s also a good way for me to begin this year after the changes and upheaval of the recent past.