I don’t know what got into me but for this year, I am taking on a challenge. The challenge is: To write a note each day of the year. Words of inspiration or something that will serve as a personal reminder. Something POSITIVE daily.
Aside from coming up with my One Word for 2014 and my 2014 Declaration of Intention, I was bold enough to do My 365 Notes Challenge, as inspired by Cindy Cheung of www.missiecindz.com. I’m no graphic designer like her but when I saw a post in Instagram which led me to her own IG account, I was inspired! I searched for her and her Pinterest board on her 2012 365 Notes Challenge was SIMPLY AWESOME!
I couldn’t find a notebook to fit all 365 days of the year and one with pages that won’t make the ink bleed (but I had to settle with our supply of multi-purpose paper). So, Arielle, who was with me in my search for THE notebook, seeing how frustrated I was, offered to make a handmade notebook for me, applying the bookbinding technique she had learned from before. I couldn’t be more thankful! And to complete the essentials for this challenge, I stocked up on black pens, asking for recommendations from our girls, who actually gave good ones!
I’m now on Day 23 and so far, so good. This challenge has allowed me:
- To have some MORE quiet ME time.
- To pay attention to what’s going on around me.
- To be more reflective on words. To be more introspective.
- To find more meaning in life, in general, or in the simplicities that life offer which I often ignore.
Plus, I get to try to be more creative in terms of writing and taking photos.
Here are my favorites, so far:
I love that I’m doing this! My mind sometimes go blank but there is always something to write on a new page.
Just as each day has SOMETHING different to tell us, if we only listen and pay attention more.