Mismatched Mess

of life, love, fashion, & forgetting to update


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Journaling Challenge!

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Time to journal!

I have always loved journaling but it’s one of THOSE things. I can never consistently remember to do it. So let’s make it a challenge! I’m going to try journaling everyday for two weeks straight. I have a few journals, which will give me some leeway. One is my blogging journal where I write down post ideas and blogging tips. I also have a journal for drawing, which I use rarely. I’m not great at drawing so I use it when the mood fits. I just bought a new journal for WRITING in. Personal thoughts, dreams, you name it….This is by far the most difficult type of journaling for me. I can make to-do list and to-wish lists all day long, but writing out my days, thoughts or aspirations does not come easily! Wish me luck!

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Discovering A Goal

This year as one one of my personal new year’s goals, wanted to really dive back into personal blogging.

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The initial goal was simple: Record the journey I’m on through writing and photos. There was no pressure to create—just a rule: don’t lose the desire to create.

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As I am reaching the end of January, I have really enjoyed my simple blogging (mostly of my 365 Photo Project and my husband baking), but I’ve also realized, if I want a cohesive “life story” at the end of the year, I may want to try to get organized. Even though this is just a personal, digital journal for me, I want its’ purpose to be evident and inspirational.

I want to attempt to schedule certain posts so that each week, even if all I can blog about most days are my 365 project, that at the very least, I’ll have a couple “extra” entries. I hope I’ll fall in love with this method and find a spark of creativity to add even more posts.

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I’ve naturally wanted to create a few Photoshop images each week. These seem to naturally fall on Sunday.

Sunday: Quoteables – The end result of these posts may be simple, but for me, it’s about exercising my design skills and imagination. The process is searching for a quote that describes that week/day. For instance, on a rainy weekend, I wanted to brighten the mood. I researched a quote, found one appropriate to my mood, (researched the person I was quoting!) and created a graphic in Photoshop.

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Here’s to making some goals and sticking to them. I hope.