Let's try this again! I'm back today to write a proper introduction to this week's new journal page.
As I mentioned yesterday, the new page includes possibly my favourite prompt yet:
After 38 pages of diligent introspection, I think it's about high time to write about our total awesomeness! Personally, I suck at this. I can think of a hundred things about myself that require urgent improvement, but the awesome stuff . . . that's under lock and key somewhere deep in the recesses of my brain.
And why? That's something I've been wondering about for quite some time. Actually, if I'm honest with myself, I haven't really been wondering. Yeah, I know why. It's a confidence thing. Maybe I'm not awesome at anything. Maybe I'm not awesome at all.
Except that I would never, ever, ever accept that answer from anyone else I know. Not for one second. I would sit with that person and talk to that person until they could see all of the awesomeness that I saw.
So enough of that confidence garbage. Time to shrug off the inner doubter and acknowledge that, hey, there are a few things I do really well. When I look hard, without unproductive self-criticism, I see -- even if only in glimpses, fragments, ghostly apparitions -- crap, I almost can't write this -- awesome creativity, some awesome parenting moments and some awesome flashes of empathy.
There. Deep breath.
I totally qualified those last two things, but enough progress for today.
As soon as I finish this post, I'm skipping right to number three on today's to-do list. It will involve sugar and caffeine and a strong probability of reality television.
If you're still with me, the whole page looks startlingly like the one in this last photo:
If you missed yesterday's post, the links to the new page are here (border-free) and here (borderful and colour-free) and here (borderful and colourful).
And if you have a sec, please stop by and tell me all about your awesomeness!
Happy Friday, friends!