An artist is an explorer.

My Word For 2018 is Explore

Have you ever chosen a word for yourself? Many people in the planning/journaling world choose a word to focus on each year. A quick search on Google led me to at least 20 different websites promoting choosing a word to define and guide your year. Pinterest has tons of ideas on how to incorporate your word into your life and lists of words to help you figure out which one is best for you. Last year, I was intrigued by this idea and wondered if I could benefit from it. So, for 2018, I chose a word for myself. My Read More

An artist is an explorer.

How My Bullet Journal Makes Me Happier

I’ve been using my bullet journal for almost a year. The system works for me. This is the longest I have ever kept a journal. The key to the bullet journal for me is its flexibility. I use what works, stop using what doesn’t, and can change my pages any time I want or need to. It feels good to feel organized. My bullet journal makes me happier. The bullet journal system might not work for every one, but I recommend giving it a try. You might be pleasantly surprised to see it works for you too.   What is Read More

An artist is an explorer.

3 Kinds of Journals for Self-Care

Self-care is a major buzz word these days. I see ideas for self-care every where I look. Is it because our world seems more stressful or out of control than ever? Maybe. Perhaps it’s because we live at such a fast pace…instant this, automatic that. Whatever the reason, practicing self-care is more than just the latest buzz word. It’s also good for your health. Self-care can be anything that you do for yourself that benefits your physical, mental and/or emotional health.  It doesn’t have to be anything excessive or out of the ordinary. In fact, you probably practice self-care on Read More

An artist is an explorer.

Connecting the World One Postcard at a Time

A few months ago, I joined www.postcrossing.com. I heard about it through one of my favorite Facebook groups (Bullet Journal Junkies). In short, postcrossing is a way to connect with other people all around the world through good old-fashioned snail mail. Some people do it because they collect postcards or stamps. Some people do it because they like to get real mail. I signed up because I thought it would be a great way to see how small the world is, although getting real mail is nice too. What is Postcrossing? The basics of postcrossing are, first, you sign up Read More