When I arrived in Kansas as a part of The Magical Eyes Tour, I was overjoyed. The trip had been a long time coming since I discovered Shannon Kinney-Duh through her blog Free Spirit Knits. She has been an inspiration to my way of living since I learned about her existence! It was only natural that I make her home part of The Magical Eyes Tour and plan a Pink Salon while I was visiting.
And thus we created Owning You Through Journaling. It was my second time leading a journaling workshop (although the salon was just a sample of what the full on workshops have to offer). It ended up just being Shannon, Jennifer and myself on a day when cats and dogs were falling from the sky -- ok, not literally, but it was raining really hard.
After we gathered ourselves some tasty lunch from The Coffee Girls café, we sat down to discuss how journaling can help us. And more importantly, what questions were best to spend our precious time on.
We went over some of the things we could journal about that catered to each of our needs which I am delighted to share with you here! Get out that gorgeous new journal or well-worn paper pad and ponder some of these inspiring questions...
It just so happened that Shannon and Jennifer were both moms... and I am not. At first I was intimidated and worried that the conversation might be out of my realm of comprehension. But when we got down to the nitty gritty of the things we want to be present in our lives, we were one in the same. The different elements just looked different for each of us.
Some of the questions above cater to different times in your life that you may journal. Each person is unique as are our experiences. Choose what time of day best suites you to journal and pick which questions that you feel will serve you most. Journaling is something that is meant to enrich your life and yet so often we burden ourselves with feeling like it's an obligation or chore... Don’t worry about answering all of the questions. Pick a few, change them up, and bask in the beauty that is growth and self discovery.
Do you have a practice of journaling? Do you have any prompts or questions that help you when feeling stuck or unmotivated? What have you discovered about yourself or your writing through journaling?
Busting Out My Pen,
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