Be Brave, Be You.
I woke up this morning thinking about a question that was asked on our Project Life Australia group this week.
It went along the lines of ‘what kind of font should I use in my project life album?’ The answer was pretty obvious to me. YOUR OWN. But not a font. Why not YOUR OWN handwriting? I made my comment on the thread and finished off with four itty bitty little words…
BE BRAVE, BE YOU.
Back to this morning and one thought led to another, as they do. I started to think of all the things that I have heard others say, and things that I have said to myself before, during and after I get CREATIVE and DOCUMENT my everyday life.
Here are some of those thoughts.
BE YOU | Well, this obviously applies to life in general. Speak with your own voice when you are DOCUMENTING you story. Use your own style of writing. You might not think you have a style but I promise you, you do, and it’s unique to you.
I love reading peoples journaling. As I read their words I can almost hear them speaking because of the way they have written their story. I hear their voice. I love that.
FOR GOODNESS SAKE, DON’T FORGET TO HAVE FUN | Enjoy yourself. Remember it’s a scrapbook. It is meant to be, well, scrappy.
Isn’t life like that anyway. Sometimes it’s neat and tidy and you can see that there is direction and a defined purpose in your day. And then there are those days where you are all over the place, running around like a headless chook, wishing you could have just 10mins out to regroup. Instead, you just have to roll with it.
Have fun. Enjoy your creative process. Enjoy being amongst all that paper, embellishments, and loose yourself in the story that you are telling.
JUST START | This is something that I have to constantly remind myself to do. I put things off. Always have. But when I start a project, every single time, without fail, I have uttered or thought the words, “I wish I’d done/started this sooner.” Maddening, but true.
LOOK FORWARD, NOT BACK | We all have those old scrapbooks and creative projects from years gone by that we may cringe at the sight off. I do. But you know what? We shouldn’t. We should be PROUD of them. We had to start somewhere right? We are constantly changing and evolving. These past creations are just part of our CREATIVE JOURNEY and CREATIVE DEVELOPMENT.
Enjoy your Friday everyone xxx
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