This time of year is both refreshing and a little crazy. The world out there is bombarding us with so many messages and opportunities to finally fix something. If only you grab this complicated system or that multifunction doodad, you’ll be set for life!
So much of the work we actually need to do – to improve ourselves as humans, friends, parents, partners – is on the inside. The easiest way to do this work is by writing. I don’t mean writing on your blog or on Facebook or on your scrapbook pages – I mean writing for you. Writing in a way that releases the ugly stuff and gives you space to invite bright things into your life. Writing that allows you to focus on what is important and true and real.
I wanted to create a small journal that wouldn’t take up a lot of space and was thin enough that I could easily fill it within the year. I didn’t want to create a new obligation for myself, simply a safe space to just be and also guide me towards something greater. I wanted a place to focus – really focus – on a three words (not just one) that resonate with me.
Brave. Bold. Big.
You don’t need anything fancy to get started. You can even just use your computer. I choose a small moleskine notebook for this purpose, with a few simple embellishments to mark it as special. I wrapped two colors of washi tape from front to back and then added 2012 with dimensional letter stickers. I’m ready to go, ready to focus in 2012.
Are you ready to join me?
Two Minute Tuesday is a new occasional series of posts dedicated to teaching you one small thing you can do to make a big difference in your life.