For most of us reading this blog, we didn’t grow up in the digital age. Remember the old 35mm cameras? Then the film would sit in your camera for weeks before you would make the trip to the photo shop to get it developed only to bring home pictures that you would shove in boxes. Then digital cameras were invented and we thought it would be better but now we find that the images stay in the camera for not just months but for some of us years!
Jennifer Wilson of Everyday Storyteller has some great tips for grabbing the reigns on a disheveled photo library whether digital or print.
I’m so excited I received my inagural copy of Where Women Create in BUSINESS. I am already a subscriber to their sister magazine, Where Women Create but now they have a magazine devoted to the makings of a creative business. I have been reading this magazine every moment I have and can’t put it down. I have been taking it with me when we drive to go shopping and I’m reading it in the car. Through advice columns and in-depth feature articles, Where Women Create BUSINESS offers a multitude of knowledge and inspiration to women with a passion for success.
Happy New Year!! One thing I love about the holidays is that it is the one time of the year where most of the world unplugs. In America, we have one day that the stores are closed and the busyness quiets for just a moment. I personally love Christmas time for that very reason. Nevermind the gifts just the shut down time means the world to me and is the best gift I could ever receive.
Now it is time for us to gear up for another new year. I don’t make goals or promises for the year but I actually like to look at where I am currently and where I want to be a year from now. There are a couple of tools I use to accomplish this. I wanted to share those resources with you.
Many years ago I learned a very valuable lesson that has helped me in my friendships, marriage and business relationships. If you look at the intentions of others as well as your own, most of the time an uncomfortable situation will change as well as your frame of mind. For example, when my husband and I have a disagreement, I step back and look at why is he disagreeing with me. It isn’t like he woke up that morning and said, “I’m going to pick a fight with my wife.” When I take that equation out of the mix, I can usually come from a more compassionate place.
One thing I have heard Oprah say over and over again is that everyone wants to know that they matter. It is one of my driving forces behind Sheic Journals because I believe we all have a story to tell and I want to provide a tool that will encourage people to document their story. If you have every thought about writing your life story but find you stop yourself for one reason or another, there is a great article on Oprah.com on “10 Things That Should Never Stop You From Writing Your Story.” Click here to read how to get past the anxiety and self doubt.
What is the Journaling Expo?
The First Annual Journaling Expo, an online event, will provide information, inspiration, and motivation to journalers to jumpstart and enhance their daily, life transforming journaling practice.
For three enchanting hours, you’ll be wooed, instructed, and regaled by top journaling advisers, who will share their teachings ~ from definitions and practices to themes, applications, and prompts.
The event includes
- three presentations along with Q&A sessions,
- a journal chat on Twitter,
- feature blog posts,
- and most importantly, the Expo brings together a diverse group of people who happen to love journal writing to meet, interact, and celebrate the marvelous phenomenon of journaling. Expect epiphanies!
By the way, there’s no charge for the Expo!
If you like to scrapbook to do your journaling or storytelling, you will want to check out the book Everyday Storyteller by Jennifer Wilson. Everyday Storyteller helps scrapbookers bring their stories to life with simple ideas for the practice of memory keeping.
You will find incredibly useful approaches such as organizing according to the phases of memory keeping. To learn more and incorporate a little scrapbooking in your journaling, check out the site here. Also you can sign up on the site to receive a preview of scrapbooking tips from the Everyday Storyteller contributors.
I use a little scrapbooking in my journaling because sometimes I prefer to incorporate pictures rather than just text in my journal. If you haven’t tried adding different elements to your journaling, sign up for Jennifer’s preview so you can get a taste of what it would be like and spice up your writing.
Have you used scrapbooking as one of your tools in journaling? Leave a tip below that would help someone else incorporate this technique.
If you haven’t heard of crowd funding, it is a funding platform for creative projects. Everything from films, games, and music to art, design, and technology that are brought to life through the direct support of others. One great site for crowd funding is Kickstarter. I first heard about Kickstarter when one of my colleagues posted their project so they could raise money. Ever since, I have subscribed to Kickstarter’s newsletter. Each week they send out a newsletter and feature 3 projects that are listed on their site.
I wanted to update everyone on the status of the new journals we are getting manufactured. It has been a long, very frustrating process. There have been many times I have wanted to quit but my wonderful coach, Sarah Shaw, told me getting the manufacturing set up was the hardest part of launching a product. If I can get past this, everything will be so much easier. I have to say it really has taken me 5 years to get the manufacturing worked out. You can read about the early years here.