Hi かわいい + creative family!
I’m so happy for the recent Kawai Journaling Holiday Challenge hosted my Rainbowholic ^.^
Sad it’s over (I was just getting into the groove) but I’m HELLA excited to share my spreads ^.^
Before that though, 2 things ~
1. it’s Kwanzaa and today is Kujichagulia.
So let’s pretend I shouted 🗣 HABARI GANI!
your reply would be to shout …
🎉 KUJICHAGULIA!!!!! 🎉
2. here’s the pact I made with myself to participate with intention BUT remember to enjoy myself ~ (talk about self determination huh?!)
I’d posted in the kawaii journaling group that I don’t normally do challenges but excited to commit to this one (cuz self-determination, hence the pact above LOL)
My self-determination can be damaging and I KNOW this.
Since I love good challenge, when I join challenges like these, I FULLY commit taking them on as a full time J.O.B.
Often negative talking myself when I don’t get the job done, so to speak (anyone else have these feels when committing to something?!)
So I decided to relieve pressure early, committing to daily pages that resonate with my current creative feels, while reflecting on the things I enjoy about this season, particularly, as I ease back into journaling ~
The name of this game as I entered the arena is
BEAT SEASONAL DEPRESSION!
Of course the first (main) page is about things I love about this season LOLz
So I can help jumpstart my brain to fully enjoy participating in this space
In case you can’t read the 5 things I enjoy about this season they are:
✨Winter International Lolita Day
you can read about this year’s ILD madness here
I used to get flustered with tattoo slow season but in recent years, I find joy in my own version of slow living – enjoying art’ing, journaling & learning content creation
These days, I’m learning to give myself space haha
me + comfy kigu must nevah part ~
I can forget that it gets dark early and enjoy closing my old Hobonichi and opening a new one to the new year – It’s like a fresh start and feels like my light at the end of the tunnel while setting up my systems and decorating all the pages ❤
If you’re enjoying this, I hope you’ve subbed the blog ^.^
There’ll be more about my 2019 systems SOON!
… but clearly I digress. LOL …
My first time creating one. It’s not perfect but …
Good enough is good enough (until you can do better!) is my Type-A chant of the decade
OMG I had soooooo much fun creating these pages. Can you tell?!
In the words of Deadpool … MAXIMUM EFFORT!
OMG! I got so into doing all of the washi + scrapbooking style layouts that I don’t have time to commit to the rest of the pages the way I see fit without compromising my (real) workload
But … I committed right?!
So here’s another moment in relieving pressure.
I have always wanted to do more creative pages that interact and tell stories (👋🏾👋🏾👋🏾 2019 goals)
And there’s no time like the present! ❤
And decided to write quick + kind “Dear me” love notes to myself.
Sadly, it’s something I teach other creatives to do when working on mindset and forget (often) to return to my own basics.
Thanks for the reminder Kaila!
Lofty Dreams +
Hopeful Wishes in 2019
As I close this challenge, I’m forever grateful for this challenge, the kawaii journaling community, and our fearless leader – Kaila.
Going into 2019 my dreams and wishes are so HUGE ~
and truthfully they scare me. But that’s a great thing!
Among my goals, I am most excited to hyper focus + grow with our local kawaii community, DC Kawaii Style.
In an effort of self determination, what are some cool things you’ve committed to recently?
Leave a comment and let’s chop to up!
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