Each week, I read a wide variety of blog posts and articles across the internet. I wander here and wander there and before I know it I’ve spent an eternity avoiding all the work that I should have been doing by reading other people’s writing. I share my favorites here with you each week in the Weekly Wanderings link round-up. Enjoy!
- 100 Questions to Discover YourSelf – Positively Present. (thanks for sharing Jill!) I’m a sucker for prompts and questions. I love to print them out and put them in my journal, which is exactly where this one is going.
- 7 Strategies to Quickly Recover from an Illness – Best Kept Self. Perhaps it was naivete, but I really thought I was going to be able to bounce back pretty quickly from this surgery. Instead, I’ve been knocked for a loop. I hadn’t planned to take an extra day off, but that’s exactly what is going to have to happen. Perhaps another. I’m struggling, and it’s no good. 🙁
- 28 Things I’ve Done That I’m Proud Of – Corrine K. I wonder what would be on my list. What would make your list?
- 20 Ways to Relax When You Only Have 20 Minutes – The Glitter Guide. This is a great list – soome good options for me.
- Journal Prompts for October, October Journal Prompts, Journal Prompts, Journal Prompts – Hello Neverland. Kenzie is on holiday to Rome, so instead of having a blank blog for the duration of her vacation, she’s posting journal prompts. Go check them out!
- The Tarot & Creativity – Jamie Ridler Studios. I’m open tarot – I don’t know how much stock I put in it, but I’m open to it. I usually pull a card each morning via an app that I have, and I’ve been looking for deck that resonates more with me. I like having a guiding thought for the day.
- October Writing Prompts – Mama’s Losin’ It. Another set of prompts to help inspire your creativity for the month.
- Creative Emergence Day 12: Interview with Susannah Conway – Creative Dream Incubator. I’m a fan of Susannah, and I’m a fan of journaling, although I’d like to do much more with my journal than I currently do.
- October Journal Prompts – Life Captured Project. Another set of prompts – ones I love.
- Now and Then – David du Chemin. When he writes, I listen. And there’s much here that speaks to my soul, particularly the idea that my photography needs to have a bigger purpose. I think that I know what that purpose is, but making that transition to that full-time, creating that new space, and making all of the behind the scenes changes, is overwhelming. This makes me think it is worth it, though.
Ultimately we have two things: now and then. We live in the present. In one sense Now is all we really have and I want to do work that gives me meaning, that doesn’t chafe my soul while I do it, or leave a bitter taste in my mouth when it’s done. I have no idea how long I’ll live – none of us do, and most of us try not to think about it. But if today’s the last, it’ll be too late to change my mind about the things I fill my days with. It’ll be too late to do the things I could have done. Should have done. It’ll be too late for more wine, more laughter, and more stories. Now is what we have.
- The Transformative Power of the Gratitude Habit – Zen Habits. I’m a big believer in the power of gratitude; it’s why I do a weekly post for gratitude. I also most mornings, I work include a few things that I’m grateful for in my journal. I couldn’t get through my life without it.
- What We are Seeking is Devotion – Your Courageous Life. This is interesting to me. What exactly is it that I want to be devoted to? I want to be devoted to creativity and ease and balance. The question will be how to get there.
And with that thought, that’s all I have for you this week. What are you reading good this week? What have you been up to? What do you know good?