I loved reading this guest post by Emily P. Freeman this morning which led me to this post by Jeff Goins which was also thought provoking material. So much so that I immediately grabbed my journal and wrote some of it down.
Pick yourself. Stop waiting. Right!
I definitely find myself guilty of wanting things to come to me, find me, work out easily, vs. figuring out the way to make what I want happen all on my own, no matter how long or difficult the effort. I've been thinking about this all day long. I love a good thought to ponder.
I've been pinning some good quotes lately, and I think I'm going to start putting more of them down in my journal, they seem to resonate longer for me that way.
I've got plenty of pages ready to go:
I clearly didn't like this one by F.Scott Fitzgerald, not sure I should write down quotes I don't like.
I totally believe that there can be second acts in everyone's lives, that we can grow so much, and change, that it will appear to be a second act. Maybe I'm misinterpreting exactly what F.Scott meant, as it was out of context when I read it, and it refers specifically to "American lives", but really, the important part for me is my strong reaction and belief (need?) for it not to be true as I read it.
More reasons I love my art journals, they're not just a place for art discovery, but thoughts big and small about life live between the covers as well.