Did you keep a diary as a kid? I did. I had one of those really pink ones with a tiny silver locket that came with a paper thin key. I thought it was the best thing ever. My sister gave it to me as a birthday gift when I was about 8 and I carried that thing around until it was brown, tattered, and the key was no longer in my possession.
Eventually, I started using a spiral notebook and hid it in the back of my closet under a stack of sweatshirts. Then I moved on to a fancier hardbound blank book and on and on and on. I've done a lot of journal keeping in my 42 years. So much that I'm pretty sure now I am addicted to journaling. I can't NOT journal. I even ran a journaling club for teens when I taught middle school many, many, many years ago. That was fun and I learned a lot about journaling from those kids.
They were gluing and taping things into their journals and using crayons and markers to add color and fat bubble letters, so I started doing the same. Years later, I met a lady who told me I was "art journaling." -- You can read about that story on the HowToArtJournal.com blog. Basically, I took what the kiddies taught me and ran with it.
From working with the 6th, 7th, and 8th graders, I also learned that I really like creating journaling prompts and giving exercises to get the creative juices flowing. So last year in January I did a journaling journey with a few other women where I sent them a prompt via email everyday for 31 days. We had a blast.
Many people wrote to me and said they missed the chance to be a part of that. Well, now is your chance to journal with us again. I've launched my first Journaling Journey ebook (with 3 more in the works).
I'm so dang excited that I was finally able to make this happen that I'm going to do a few fun things to mark the occasion. If you want to join me, buy the book and here's what you'll get...
I'm thrilled that I might get the chance to journal with you. It's going to be so much fun to bring others into the conversation and add a live component to the process.
If you aren't joining us for the journey, I do hope you are still documenting the amazing life you're living and taking care to note the moments that make you smile. Stay tuned to the blog for future opportunities to connect live and be creative together.
I'm Kiala, a student of life first and foremost. And I'm also a published poet, book binder, fountain pen collector, Life Alchemist & Intuitive Soul Guide. I make things, paint things, and write things. I love teaching & empowering women to live with intention. Please, grab a cup of your favorite warm drink, a fountain pen, and your favorite journal. Let's connect!
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