With the holidays behind us and the whole year ahead, I’ve gathered up some courage to finally put this post up.
[If you wish to skip reading my little update, scroll down a bit until you see the big pink title text but I mean, I would read it if I were you 🙂]
You see, when I started TGL, my intention was to write about my art and take you on this lettering and art journey with me, with tutorials and inspiration for you to start your own creative journey. Other topics I wanted to cover fell more into what I call “creative lifestyle” category; a series of motivational topics to get my readers to get up and finally reach for their dreams. I wanted this blog to be a positive contribution to the world (wide web) and I wanted to create content that would make a difference in someone’s day or even life. Even though I knew these were my goals, like a nearsighted girl without her glasses, the details seemed blurry.
To be honest, the toughest thing for me has always been to stop myself from feeling like an impostor.
(That and that feeling of total and paralyzing fear and anxiety before hitting ‘publish’ on a post) The knowledge I have may not be all-encompassing, and maybe I have a different way of doing/seeing things, but I was being extremely hard on myself, thinking that I didn’t know enough to share with you, thinking that there will always be people more knowledgeable and more talented (I don’t really believe in talent, but that’s a topic for another day) and more successful and more eloquent and all-around more awesome. And while that might be true, I also refused to give myself credit for the knowledge I do have, the work I’ve put in to improve as an artist but more importantly as a human. I know now that I’m not the only one that feels like this about the things she cares about. And I want you to learn from my mistakes. Don’t let that fear stop you from sharing what you have with the world; that’s how we move forward. We all know something that someone else wants to know. Please don’t be the one to dim your own light.
I’ve done a lot of soul-work over the past year or two and have found the kindness and the courage to allow myself to be who I am, flaws and weirdness and all, and also the courage to put content out that I truly believe may change someone’s day or even life. I’ve learned to listen to what you’re being called to do, to share what you feel compelled to share because most of the time it’s the universe guiding you in the direction you need to be going.
This blog is going to be getting a little facelift, as my intentions have changed a bit since I started TGL. I don’t want to scratch the surface anymore. I’m ready to jump in to the deep end and create what my heart has been leading me to create.
Although there will still be some art/lettering and tutorials on this blog, I am introducing topics that are way more dear to my heart and the stuff I actually want to be sharing.
Here’s a list of a few of the topics you can expect:
– Personal growth
– Therapeutic activities (crafting, painting, knitting, mandalas, etc)
– Mental health in bite-sized chunks (mental mondays?)
– Coping mechanisms for when life happens
– Planning creatively/memory keeping
Try this instead of your regular old resolution
and actually get it done
As a huge thank you for sticking around, and a little taste of what I’ve got coming for you, I’ve made you a set of worksheets for you to start visualizing all the things you will be accomplishing this year. It’s a bit different than your usual New Year’s Resolution, as we’re not working with wishes, hopes or even goals.
We are revamping that boring old resolution and putting a lot more intention behind it.
Here’s a peek at one of the pretty pages:
Click below to sign up to get the 3-page set of worksheets to get manifesting your goals:
With your worksheet comes a set of instructions to help guide you through each page. You can choose to do as much or as little as you want, but you can also expect to get out as much or as little as you put into it. I recommend to do all of these as they will help you get clear on your goals and by imagining yourself already in the position of being what you want to be and having what you want to have, it’ll also help you identify whether or not these things actually feel good to you or if you maybe have to tweak a few things to make it resonate better with your personal goals.
Before you complete the worksheets, and as another small exercise to gain clarity on your goals, I’ve got a few questions for you to ask yourself. Again, this will help you really hone in on what you truly want and help you complete your worksheets in no time!
Ask yourself this:
When I dream about my future, what shows up for me every time? What have I consistently wanted for myself and my life? (Example: reaching a healthy weight, being your own boss, etc)
- When I think about my future, I mainly want to be _____________.
- Out of everything I already have in my life, what are the things I want more of.
- What things have I wanted in the past but over time have learned that I don’t want anymore?
- What do I already have in my life that makes me feel good, happy, healthy, balanced, fulfilled?
- If I could spend all or most of my time doing one thing, what would that be?
- What am I passionate about? What have I always been passionate about?
- What do I want my legacy to be?
Let yourself feel the emotions now that you will feel when you’ve accomplished them. Remember that daydreaming isn’t a bad thing! By letting yourself imagine in detail what you want your future to look like, you’re “trying on” those experiences, emotions, and accomplishments and you’ll not only be able to narrow down what actually feels good to you and resonates with you, but you’ll be able to pinpoint the exact steps you need to take to manifest those dreams into your reality. Not to mention you allow yourself to already feel now what you’re intending to call into your life for your future.
You let yourself be who you want to be already instead of waiting for that to be a reality “in the future”. How do you do that? If you want abundance in your life, start thinking and listing off all the things you already have in your life that make you feel that abundance, and you let yourself sit in that feeling of abundance, focusing your attention on how grateful you are to have that abundance. If it’s love you want, feel it in your heart, focus your attention on how you feel when you’re around people you love, and give yourself that love as well. Show yourself gratitude for getting you this far in life and for all the things you’ve already accomplished, no matter how small. Treat yourself how you would like to be treated.
If you want to be more financially independent/abundant, focus on the wealth you already have in your life. Don’t think (or worse: worry) about what you’re lacking, because what you focus on, grows. I know it’s easier said than done, but focusing on the things we have in the present and allowing ourselves to feel good about them opens up the door for more of that to come to us.
I’d love to read some of your intentions for this year in the comments, but more importantly I’d love to know something that you currently have in your life that you are grateful for and invite more of into your life.
Any questions? Pop those in the comments, too or you can find me on Instagram, Twitter and (stay tuned for my) Facebook.
May you have the most wonderful year my friend.
Get your worksheets here: