Sunday, February 24, 2008

journal date

So, I have been taking part in an art journaling workshop online and am loving it. We get a new "assignment" each day for 21 days and are posting messages and uploading our pages as a community.
One of our assignments this weekend was to go on a journal wherever, but we needed to create a page to let the others feel like they were with us. I really enjoyed myself. I went to Books-A-Million, grabbed some books to peruse and sat in the cafe with a lemon poppyseed muffin and earl grey tea. It was wonderful!
I am learning to be ok by myself in a situation like this, I don't have to have someone to talk to or eat with, just enjoying my own company is nice. Now, bookstores have always been a place for me to do this, so I was kind of "safe" with my location, but I know I could do it for a meal in a restaurant or elsewhere. Now that I think about it, I go to the movies alone, sit in the park alone and read, so I am definitely more comfortable with my own company than I used to be. Yay me!

Sunday, February 10, 2008


so, i started this blog to give myself a place to spill. and then i ignored it. procrastination seems to be my sworn enemy. i have good intentions, great plans, then don't do anything. ugh! anyway...i'm trying...
i have really been thinking of "being on a journey" a lot lately. one of my favorite quotes talks about happiness being a journey, not a destination. i feel like i have always been waiting for something before starting the next step....waiting for a degree, then a job, then a man, then a marriage, then a my life can actually start. help! this IS my, where i am, what i'm doing, who i am. i am striving to embrace that and be content that i can be and do what God has for me just as i am!!! i am just starting to be okay with the fact that my journey might be by myself...but i am never alone. i have a fantastic family, great friends, and a God of grace who surround me. and that is enough.