“I believe that the most important single thing, beyond discipline and creativity is daring to dare.”
― Maya Angelou
Daring to show up at the blank page is one of those things that is simple, but not easy.
If you’ve ever tried disciplining yourself into creative action, and that didn’t work, you know what this feels like.
Today I invite you to simply embrace what is.
Embrace stuff like:
- The chaos that may be surrounding you in the form of endless to-do lists.
- The burden of physical stuff that needs clearing and putting away.
- The doubts you have about what good could possibly come of journaling.
- The hopes you have that this time it will be different.
I invite you to bring all of this with you to the blank page today.
Instead of trying to avoid or deny our difficult emotions, we invite them to the party.
I promise that whatever you are struggling with today can be brought with you to the blank page.
Try it, and see what happens.
Today’s Journal Prompts:
Today, I am daring to dare…
When it comes to discipline around my creativity, I’ve learned…
I want to try…
I will dare…
Do one, some, all, or none of these prompts, as you wish.
The Journal Prompts in this Post Are Included in the FIRE: 30 Day Journal Project Printables
During the first journal challenge, I found that having the prompts printed out in advance helped me get right into my writing for the day.
The 30 Day Journal Project Printables are designed to make your journaling quicker, easier, and more organized.
This is my lazy writing & journaling method. It works!
Included: 30 days of prompts & quotes (plus one bonus day) with 2 different layout designs
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Whether you are brand new to writing or journaling or simply want to break out of a rut in your creative practice, these printable prompts make it fast and easy to get going.
See All 30 Day Journal Printable Designs
There are four different sets of 30 Day Journal Project Printables, beautifully designed, each with a different theme.
Use the printables on your own, or with The 30 Day Journal Workshop
Come on over to my studio in Mexico (via video!) where I’ll show you how to journal with intention and focus as we create two different kinds of handmade journals. It all happens in The 30 Day Journal Project Workshop, designed for experienced and brand new journalers alike!
Yesterday’s post is all about the value of connecting with soul friends. The people who believe in us and champion our work.
Dare to Share: What are you struggling with?
This is one of my favorite questions, asked of me once at a dinner party in San Francisco by a woman whose work and general presence I was in awe of. She was the president of a huge TV network. Powerful. Important. Famous in those circles.
I was more in awe of her when she asked me that question. It was intense and riveting and the opposite of small talk. She really wanted to hear what I had to say.
I don’t remember how I answered. My design firm just launched in San Francisco, so there were plenty of struggles, along with tremendous optimism and hope.
I’ve never forgotten that question. Or the connection we made in conversing around it. I did make a point of asking her the same right back.
You can also use this question as another journaling prompt: I am struggling with…