Thursday, January 7

The Future Is Now

Over Christmas I started a new Art Journal. I aways have loads of journals on the go from writing diaries to travel scrapbooks. I will admit I have quite an obsession with notebooks and indeed stationary purchasing. I can’t help it okay?! I’m pretty sure it’s a disease. They have meetings for such things - Notebookers Anonymous. They sit around and make cards and other pretty things. 
I’m not the only one out there who enjoys to journal visually as well as wordly (… is that the word?…) One of my favourite bloggers Hawwa and her friend Areeba have started #OhJournalEtc [Click here for more info]. I’ve been following them on Instagram for a long while and absolutely love the arty journal pictures. So I want to show you the page I did inspired by their prompt “2016”

It’s been a week into the new year already. I have such dreams and plans to make it the best year possible. I want to, I will, I wish, I would, I dream. But that’s the thing - I keep putting things off to the future. I do it unconsciously. I don’t intentionally think “I don’t want to do that today”. Instead I’m making plans that I’m excited to do but the chances of me actually doing it are very slim. If I keep saying “I will”, when will that turn into “I am”? So my main goal this year is to live now. Why not? The Future is now!

I am going to do the things I want to do, now. Or at least do something that will help me achieve them. Maybe I want to go skydiving. Probably can’t do that now cause I have no parachute or a plane for that matter. But I could find out where I can do it, how much it is and maybe even book it! —If I’m feeling brave enough. 

I know that I want to be happy and successful. The question is what does that mean, how can I be successful? The truth is I don’t know. I’m not sure what I want to do with my life. I am in college studying something I’m not even sure I like. I don’t hate it but I don’t love it either. Perhaps it’s because it’s a lot of theory. I want to be out there making things, creating new ideas and using my mind to figure out things. 
I may not know everything I want to do in the future but I do know some things that I want to do now. And right now that is journal.

Happy New Year Everyone!!

Marian ^_^