I am so glad that I did the Cathy Zielske workshop giveaway this week. I have loved reading your comments. They are diverse and random – just like the project as a whole. I kept thinking that every journal entry idea that you posted is the perfect thing to be writing about…and that’s the point of the “Me: the Abridged Version” project. Anything goes. Whatever is important or interesting to you in any way is what should be included. Thank you for your comments and your excitement for the class. I encourage you to use your nickles and dimes and take this workshop with Cathy and then let us know how it goes.
I thought I would share an actual journal entry from my album today but first I’ll tell you the lucky duck winner of the spot in Cathy’s class.
I really feel like I need this class at this point in my life. It’s so crazy busy and I don’t want to forget a moment of it! My letter would be B for Balance. I’m 35 and trying to balance my 4 kids, my church work, working a job and supporting a husband. I love it all, but it’s a balancing act. Thanks for inspiring me! I can’t wait out to get my inspiration notebook and start writing down the letters and ideas that come!
Stephanie, send me your full name and email address (email@example.com) and I’ll pass it along to Kayce at Big Picture Scrapbooking. She’ll put you in the class!
Now here is an entry from my album. I chose this one because it is a topic that is totally trivial and random but is something unique about me. I also chose it to show you how the title of your journaling entries can be creative and interesting – not just using what might be obvious. Think of the title as being a way to entice the reader to keep reading just to find out what you mean. So here you go – a journal entry from the Letter “B.”
I talk to the radio. You know how the DJ offers you information, asks rhetorical questions, and tries to make listening interesting during the workday? When I am focused on my work – especially designing something or working on a project – I listen to the DJ like he is my low-maintenance friend there to keep me company. I don’t have to look at him, I can stay focused on my project and no one gets offended. As I listen, I find myself making comments of my own – out loud – when I have something to say regarding what I am hearing. Kent and Chris (my co-workers when I owned my company at the time I wrote this) wonder why I suddenly burst out with a random comment – thinking that it was directed at them. No, I assure them. I was just talking to the radio. Hmmm….they wonder as they slowly go back to their own tasks. Hmmm….is right, Kolette.
See? Random. Trivial. But oh so meaningful as a way to shed light on the real me. I’m so glad I have stuff like this written down.
Enjoy the journey of writing “Me: the Abridged Version.”