I began a more formal approach to a visual journal a few days ago. I have been looking for the right place to practice this. For some reason a blank journal was just...well, too "blank". A couple of summers ago, I used a magazine. I actually attempted to do this again and it just didn't stick (been there, done that). I thought about a phone book, tried that one for size, and finally had an "aha" moment with an atlas. I love a good road trip and on a symbolic level, appreciate the path rather than the destination. What could be a better format?
With a birthday approaching (which is why I am such a summer gal), I have found myself in an emotional "mid life" experience. Over the last 10 years plus, I have really come into my own, embraced and understood myself at an entirely new level. I want to move forward applying all that I've learned while living a slow, rich life filled with meaning and purpose. Of course, I am always a work in progress, though, with a lot of unfinished business.
May I see this as opportunity rather than a lot of hard work.