I recently attended a Boston Bloggers event that was all about authenticity and creativity and the holidays and so much more. It left me thinking about how I define and refine my own creativity. Sometimes it’s in the form of a scarf (above). Other times it’s in what I’m writing. No matter what it is, I think it’s important to define or break habits that help build or destroy creativity. Here’s some links to back up what I’m feeling this week.
Yesterday I mentioned my top 5 reasons to journal. And well, that bonus #6 item got me scouring the internet for my next journal.* So, here are six of my top finds to fill with your greatest, or worst, memories, ideas and thoughts. (PS. These make great gifts too!)
Sometimes when I blog or journal, I follow daily writing prompts, but I also love the idea of following one journal prompt to fill an entire journal. I brainstormed some that were really awful, some that might be good enough to turn into books and some just fun ones. So, above, some journals to fill. And below, some journal prompts to fill them with:
“This is what I dreamt last night”
“The Dailys” (outfits, meals, movies watched, placed visited, exercise routine… etc.)
“If I were a…” (Fill in with a dream occupation)
Changing the world one page at a time (Ideas of how you’d change daily norms.)
“My name is…” (Change your name, and write about your fictional life)
“This one time during my childhood” (Write down as many childhood memories as you can.)
“If I had a million dollars” (A different outcome every day)
“Objects in my home” (Write the story of all the things you have collected in your home)
“People I’ve met” (Start with your family, your friends, your coworkers, then go to the bus driver, your dry cleaning guy, etc… document their places in your life.)
“An invitation to dinner” (A series of dinner invitations to anyone you want, what you’d serve and how it’d go.)
*NOTE, I have a drawer full of empty journals that I’ve been hoarding over the years, so I’m just going to admire these through the screen!
Another day, another week, another handful of links for you guys. The weekends here have become pretty lazy as we descend deeper into fall. But after rainy weeks, I’ll take these sunny weekend days so we can get in a few more evenings of grilling out.
I’ve been doing lots of writing over the past week. Lots of writing about things that have happened. Things I’m thinking. Things I’m feeling. Where this blog is going. Where I’m going. Some will be easier to share than others. But for today. As we finally descend into a chilly fall here in Boston, just some links. enjoy.
A really slow Sunday here as I’m just now getting around to sharing my links from the week. In reality. It’s anything but slow. We’ve installed a car seat, picked up our CSA and now, football. But, for halftime…
Remember a few weeks ago when I was trying to figure out how to keep up with all the reading I want to be doing? Well, now you know all the reading includes throwing in a baby book or two, which makes it even more difficult to get to the “just for fun” reading.
One of the things I’ve been trying to do the past few months is get in a daily walk. For a while walking and listening to music was fine. But a couple weeks in, I was getting bored with the same songs, same route, same, same, same.
And then I remember someone telling me they listened to the Jess Lively podcast while at the gym. So, I thought I’d give it a chance. And I liked it.
I liked it so much I had caught up on all the episodes and needed something else to listen to.
Well, this spiraled into a iTunes search, a web search and a lot of downloading podcasts to my phone.
For this installment of Friday links, I’m giving you all the links that I’ve been saving to cook this May. I haven’t gotten around to all of them, but they are saved and they will happen. (fingers crossed!)