A Well Journaled Life - Captured

10:33 AM

Continued from the prior post, Is Variety the Spice of Life?!....

I have file folders, loose pages, journals, scattered bits of paper with inspirational scribbles on them floating all around in a chaotic manner from my office to my studio and some unusual points in between. This became very evident with the studio redo. Up until then, I had thought I was doing a reasonably good job of keeping it all contained in a file folder. Not!

Enter the notebook.....

This is the cover of the Flight Plans journal! I love all that fun fur flying off in every which direction! Each item attached has meaning, kind of a visual clue if you will, to remind me of how I want to live my life. (Click to enlarge.)

The fuzzy stuff is a reminder to make/keep life fun, light, colorful and to enjoy the slightly chaotic, creative life I am building.

I am building, creating, growing and visualizing the life I want and that's what this book is all about. In the lower block it says Begin, Now, Today. Simply put, it's a reminder to get off my backside and start living. Today!

The clock face is to remind me that time is passing whether I'm enjoying it or not! I can't save it, but I can surely waste it. I really don't want to wake up one day and think "Wait! Stop! I didn't get to do (fill in the blank) and now I'm too old, sick, feeble, (fill in the blank)!"

The old key is to remind me that I often always hold the key to the solutions of my problems. A reminder that says quit sitting around waiting for someone else come along and unlock the door—go find a window, a backdoor, a crawl space, but keep moving!

I have the quote written down (somewhere) "Imagine what can be rather than see what is." I forget to imagine sometimes (gasp!). Maybe because I busy trying to live consciously in the moment. Or maybe because I get caught up in the business of "being busyness." Imagination is another exotic spice that makes life exciting! It's what dreams are made of and it has been key to creating the life I want!

The last piece of the cover is a monocle. A reminder to stop and examine where my life is going, what's working, what could be working better. There is always a chance for course-correction if I'm paying attention. I'd rather course-correct than crash and burn and wonder what happened!

More in the next post!

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