This layout was created in January for the Month of Challenges at The Lilypad. It was specifically for the one word journaling challenge where we had to journal about the word explore.
I was really pushed and challenged during the Month of Challenges this year to do more journaling on my layouts. So it has become a goal of mine to continue doing just that.
I ended up going a little deeper on my journaling here that I usually do, but it was a very productive journaling that helped me to sort out some feelings and make decisions to better myself this year.
The journaling here reads:
I am finding myself doing a lot of exploring lately. Rather than accepting things for how they are and how they’ve always been, I am exploring change. I am questioning and wondering about my life’s purpose. Does God have something more in store for me? How can I be obedient to the life I have been called to and pursue more? I am exploring the things that bring me joy and the things that don’t. I am challenging myself to let go of those things that aren’t bringing me joy and embrace with even more enthusiasm the things that do. Time is too precious to waste on pursuits that don’t bring joy and add to my life. I am tired of being bogged down and overwhelmed. I am ready to make a change, to try something new, and to spread my wings so that through all this exploring I can finally fly!
I highlighted the journaling by using several different colors in my text. As I was typing this out, I realized that there is a typo in the journaling on my layout. The beauty of digital scrapbooking is that I can go in and change that before I sent this out to be printed.
The photo in this layout isn’t a current one. It’s actually a photo from our days in Baumholder, Germany. I just loved the expression I had here and thought it matched the sentiments in my journaling well. I also loved the white space that I was able to use for my journaling.
I am still being challenged to pursue my thoughts on this topic further.
Life is to full to be spent overwhelmed and bogged down.
It is meant to be enjoyed and that’s what I want to spend my time doing!
What ideas are you exploring in your own life right now?