vibrant creative

are you dreaming BIG yet? ....because you know, BIG DREAMS matter

Big Dreams - I dare you to

oh my, not sure i wan to put the answer to this prompt out there { not a tempting fate thing but sharing one's dreams is a thing that is so close to one's heart, you know right? } but as i said....i'll be journaling along with you so here goes.

what is one unfulfilled dream of mine and how will i achieve it?

well ok then. that was fun. talk to you guys later.


ha!  truth?  i want to own a RED barn.  i want to own a red barn and invite people in....well, not just people but you creatives.

BIG Dreams in a RED barn

i want to own a RED barn that'll house my studio on the 2nd floor loft with:

...a large light filled space with windows all around, a seating area with a comfy chair and a couch and cute, larger-than-large floor cushions { for when i need to dream some more or just relax and get inspired }

....a wet area so i can fling some paint on large canvases { or have a balloon fight with my friends }

....a pristine bookbinding area so i can fling paint, or plop water, without worry of getting it all over the clean white papers i'll be filing journals with

....a walk-in storage closet to house all my art supplies { cause i got a lot still, even after the moving purge last year } and

....a photo area near one of those large light-giving window that'll also serve as the dance break area { uh duh...gotta have someplace to let loose! }.

the main floor is where YOU come in.  it's where i will host you, the vibrant creative you who can't wait to fling some paint with me or go on a journey with me to discover HER.... your inner SOUL wisdom, to greet HER where you are, get to know who she is, what she needs and continue your journey together .....or we can just sit and sip some tea { don't worry, i'll have delish coffee too } and cozy up to a fire in colder months or gather outside on blankets on the grass on the warmer days and talk and laugh and breathe in together.

yup, a RED barn and i'm working on the achieve part right now.  my 1st step was moving to a place where i think it can i know it will happen.  what about you.....

what's YOUR BIG DREAM and how are you going to make it a reality? what one step can you do today to get nearer that dream coming true?

go now.  take a 5-minite-me-time break to share your BIG Dream in your journal.  go ALL out, be expansive, your journal can handle your big wish. and then, let's talk.  hit me up with a comment below ...or an email... with 1 sentence that sums up your BIG Dream.  i can already feel the power of its manifestation.

awww man, dreaming big feels so damn good .....and freeing.

chow y'all,


what 5 words describe your YOUness?

SELF-Love image / your YOU-ness

so you and i are starting this process of SELF-love for February.  this week will be fairly easy, especially if you are new to journaling.  you'll be using each day one of the 5 prompts you found in my FREE pdf "How to Cultivate a Successful Journaling Habit".  and the good news....i'll be journaling right along with you each week AND posting them here.  eeeeek

i'll go first and choose #4 .....because i'm a serious wordy nerd { no really, go ask my friends }

choose 5 words to describe your YOUness and write why.  

here goes....

1.  quiet - i wanted to use the word introvert, which i know i am, but the word quiet describes me much better.  

i crave alone time.  i love the quietness of the house when everyone is gone, doing their thing and there are no sounds in the house......well, except the snoring of #coopthedog.

i've never felt it necessary to fill the air with talk,to talk for the sake of talking.  i internalize things quite a lot and think them thru in my mind. what's my superpower?  being quiet.   oh definitely, yes.

2.  authentic - it's a word that's used quite often these days but it truly describes me and my outlook on life and my value set.  i believe in working and living from my core center, accessing that place inside that lets me be me and bringing that to the forefront at all times.  

one of my favourite hashtags is #inthismoment...when i use it, part of the call is stepping in authenticity with my own type of grace and power, BE-ing focused in that one moment in time, capturing all of me in one quick, fleeting instance.

3.  vibrant-  growing up i was so quiet that, looking back i think i missed out on all things fun.  i've learned over the years that not only do i have a voice but that i needed to let go of holding back and thoroughly enjoy myself { i mean why not right? }.  

for me that means belting out a song or taking dance breaks or surrounding myself with bright, vibrant over-the-top colours.  

being vibrant for me means not being afraid to make mistakes or say the wrong thing or being embarrassed by being "seen" is meant to be enjoyed and lived and i do so knowingly now.  a vibrant creative...that's me ya'll!

4. observant - from as long as i can remember i have been a keen observer of people, their behaviors and quirks.  

i am continually fascinated with the hows and whys of how we move thru life.  it's how i found the forest nymph, how i know my kids need a kind word rather than a stern voice {despite the fact that the wrong they did probably deserved the latter}.

i can take in a whole lot of info in at once and totally love that about me.

5. meticulous - i think i have OCD { no really.....well maybe not, lol }, it might be just OCD tendencies tho cause i really prefer things orderly

{confession: i love to see things lined properly, just a small quirk of mine}. 

i've always been more of a rule follower but, over the years, have slowly been breaking that boring habit.  because of my meticulous nature, however you'll know things will be done really well but i'm gonna have fun doing it and, if you're around, be prepared to laugh....often.

phew!  there you have it, now you know a little bit more about me...from me. now your turn.

what prompt did you choose to journal about today?

leave comments below and share what you journaled about.

toodles y'all, G