Journaling – Week 3

Day 15: A good idea

This week I’ve been on a social media break. I didn’t made any grand announcements or anything, I just simply deleted the apps from my phone so they wouldn’t tempt me. I did sign in and scroll a little, but ultimately I didn’t miss anything. This was a good idea because it’s eye opening to know how many times you think, “I should put that on Facebook,” or “oh, that’s a good one, I should share…” I never thought I was an over-sharer, but I think I am. People don’t really need to know everything that happens. This wasn’t really my reasoning for taking a break – that is personal and has nothing to do with the election or negativity or any of that; but it was an interesting discovery about myself and my habits. 

Day 16: What are your personal gifts?

Am I a gift? Do I have gifts? I mean, I can do a lot of things. I’m a positive person, and choose to think the best of people even at the worst of times. I read, blog, knit, crochet, am raising 3 awesome kids a long side my husband and I power-lift. I’m sure there’s a lot more to me than that, but honestly I am not gifted in any of these areas. I’m just me in those areas.

Day 17: A quote that inspires you

Deuteronomy 11:26 Today I am given you the choice between a blessing and a curse.

– This inspires me because God has given us a choice every single day. Every single day I have to make a decision how I want to live my life. Maybe I’m alone, but I find freedom in this. It makes me want to make the best of every day. 

Day 18: A mistake that helped you grow

So about 10 years ago my husband and I filed for bankruptcy. Yeah. Not good times. But I learned a lot about debt and money, and responsibility in those late 20’s moments that I am hardpressed to forget now. If anything, I know I NEVER want to be so far in over my head again, and I know what I need to do to keep afloat…even when life throws those wrenches at you.

Day 19: When you feel the most rested

The days I don’t have to use the alarm clock. I swear to you, I wake up basically at the same time anyway, maybe a half hour or 45 minutes later – but I think I get a better nights sleep just knowing I don’t have something to get up and do, even if the number of hours is the same. Oh, and after a stay-cation. I tend to be a lazy bum when I do those! J

Day 20: Word you want to share with others

You. Are. Good. Enough. I mean, maybe you’ll need practice or lessons or help. But seriously, in this game of life…you are good enough. I am good enough. 


Journal Prompts – Week 1

Another something new I’m trying out. I got these short journal prompts via Pinterest, and have been using them in my Bullet Journal. 

This is just the weekly pages, I have a monthly tracker and lists too.

I figured that so far the information wasn’t overly private, it would make a cute weekly blog post. If ever it gets too private, I’ll just mark the day as such and move on.  This week’s is a bit shorter because the week started on Sunday, and I’m going to post on Fridays. Let’s just see how this goes, shall we? 

1. What are you most looking forward to?

 Making memories with my kids. Spending time with my husband. Finding out what God has in store for us this year.

2. Three goals for this month.

a. Creating better home cleaning habits

b. Being more ‘present’ when I’m home with the kids.

c. Start my home-made Christmas presents for 2017.

3. Describe your day in 10 words.

a. Catching up with work, then home relaxing with a book.

4. Something that you’re looking forward to.

a. The weekend trip Justin and I have planned in February

5. A time you don’t want to forget

There are many.

a. The birth of all of my kids

b. Marrying Justin

c. The day we met

d. Dancing under the stars after our first date

e. Our first kiss

f. Sitting with my grandpa in his big red chair and watching tv at 5.

6. A trip you want to take this year.

a. I want to go to the beach with my husband and kids.