“Hope begins in the dark, the stubborn hope that if you just show up and try to do the right thing, the dawn will come.
You wait and watch and work: you don’t give up.”
― Anne Lamott
It doesn’t matter how many times you circle around an attempt to start something new, do something new, follow through on something new.
Creative acts of any kind require daily beginnings. Over and over again.
So start. Start again. And again.
Start over. Pick up where you left off last time.
Or chuck it all out and start fresh. Start all over again.
Try not to be hard on yourself if you struggle with creative beginnings.
Don’t think if you started once, and then stopped, that all is lost.
Nothing is lost. You’re learning what starting looks like and feels like.
Dare to keep starting. Feel that spark of hope igniting.
You’ll get the hang of it.
Keep showing up.
Don’t give up.
Rinse and repeat.
Today’s Journal Prompts
Today, I’m just showing up to…
I’m hopeful that…
I’m working on…
I’m not giving up on…
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
FIRE: PRINTABLES | $18
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!