Right Now…has been one of my go-to journal prompts for a long while. I find it especially helpful when soothing is needed. When chaos and confusion are running high. When order and clarity is desired.
Beginning my journaling with the prompt: Right now… anchors me in place and time. I can simply be with what is, taking notes down on the page.
So much has happened in the past few weeks. It’s been pretty good, (except for anything related to technology) but also overwhelming. So I’m using Right Now as a prompt for my blog for you today. If it resonates, I’ll do more.
Note: When I was titling this post, I thought that “journaling out loud” was the whole purpose of the original blogging movement that began at the start of the Internet. So..old school. Forgive me, right now my undies are in a bunch due to technology and I’m not thinking clearly.
Right Now…I am feeling bogged down by technology not operating as it should.
My email service isn’t working automagically, so now I am practically hand-delivering each 30 Day Journal Project email every day. So people are getting them late, or the next day. So frustrating for everyone. This makes me nauseous. Disappointing people.
After upgrading my iPhone, iPad and laptop AND buying the new iCloud photo sharing thing — the result is that none of my image sharing systems or apps work anymore. And nothing syncs, and I am using 3 devices to do one job which takes 10 times longer. And all of my images have gotten off of my cloud! Apple remains smug and thinks the solution to every problem is to buy the latest device.
File under: First World Problems.
Right now… I want to quit technology altogether and go photograph the fruits and vegetables in my kitchen, and make black bean stew and fresh salsa. Which I just did.
Besides painting, writing, & playing in journals, cooking with vegetables makes me happy. I return to center.
This love note was pinned to the curtain in my home studio space: I love my self. English is the third or fourth language of my fiance, and I adore how he split myself into two words.
This is a man, who, on our first date, asked: “Do you know who Louise Hay is?” Louise’s number one mantra / affirmation is: I love and approve of myself. Sometimes the hardest thing to do.
I love that my mate gets that everything is really is an inside job and that we can playfully remind each other of this.
File under: Finally.
also: Thank You. Gratitude. Appreciation. (Some things are best filed in multiple places.)
I invite you to start a journal entry with: Right Now…