In general I am a very active person.
I love feeling excited.
I love it when my brain is popping with ideas.
I love it when my heart is thumping with anticipation.
I especially love when my brain switch is turned on high, working overtime with ideas.
But there must be a down time to all of this too.
Not my favorite.
But necessary nontheless.
If you don't STOP you don't START.
As any creative person knows you need a lot of down time to necessitate a lot of up time.
Refilling our minds.
Refilling our hearts.
Refilling our souls with love.
For myself, my craft, my family and above all for G-d.
Right now as some of you may know, I am refilling my tank.
I am taking a break from speed and filling it with calm.
As the young people say, I'm chillin.
It takes alot to keep me down.
I hate the whole process but I know it's a must and it always leads to better days.
This next quote really speaks to me.
“Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness that most frightens us. We ask ourselves, Who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, fabulous? Actually, who are you not to be? You are a child of God. Your playing small does not serve the world. There is nothing enlightened about shrinking so that other people won’t feel insecure around you. We are all meant to shine, as children do. We were born to make manifest the glory of God that is within us. It’s not just in some of us; it’s in everyone. And as we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same. As we are liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others.” -Marianne WilliamsonDoes it speak to you?
“The only thing I fear more than change is no change. The business of being static makes me nuts.” -Twyla Tharp
I want to constantly grow.
I want to go to sleep thinking about something new I learnt that day.
That is why I am so obsessed with scrapbooking.
It takes the moment, freezes it, and gives you the opportunity to take the most out of it by having time to think about it as you stare at the actual layout.
I can think of a hundred great reasons to scrapbook, but that is for sure the one that helps me reach my goal of growth.
I don't know how long it will take to 'refill my tank' so meanwhile I will leave you with some layouts i've done of myself in the past.
This one is how I would like to feel 24 hours a day.
I kid you not.
Put on some music and I'm good to go.
I will not be dancing for while.
Instead I will be contemplating life.
I will look something like this!
I will work on what I believe my strengths to be.
And I will come to my final conclusion as I always do...
This is a favorite layout for me.
Because it holds true then and now.
We all have our journey to take.
None comes without challenges.
As you can see I wrote words around the doodling.
Important words to remember every day.
Integrity. Honor. Wisdom. Strength.
Words to live by.
I'm doing the best I can.
So can you.
Faygie's advice. Give yourself permission. You don't need it from anyone else. Quiet time could even be for 10 minutes. But you must lable them as quiet time. Which means turn off the phone! Close the door. And just breathe. It could be scary at first. But if you do it with love for yourself it will be a little gift you give yourself with big rewards.