Needless to say, I didn't have the right opportunity to clear out my brain enough to put together everything for the month's OLW prompt (One Little Word Workshop with Ali Edwards) though I did take a few minutes for journaling here and there. Then magically on Thursday (May 1) I found myself with a large chunk of the day's plans cancelled (rainy days do come in handy sometimes) and I was able to finish - yay!
First off, my reflections for March:
The second part of the assignment was to find something to Let Go of for the month and then to journal about it directly on top of a photo of ourselves. Wow - out of my comfort zone on that one, for sure. I hate my handwriting and it's so rare now that I am in photos and even more rare that I like how I look in them. All I see is frizzy hair and wrinkles. I know - it's a self image thing. I'm working on it and working on figuring out how to tame the frizz ;) (seriously, it's been years of experimenting with the best way to deal with my curly hair since moving to this high humidity). The photo is one I took with my phone to show off a new haircut to some far-away friends a few months back.
Let It Go - How funny that I became obsessed with that song (from Disney's Frozen movie) months ago and how fitting that it applies in so many ways to my life. I belt it out at the top of my lungs and whatever part needs to speak to me at the moment is there.
-be myself. Don't worry how that appears to others/what they think
-put it behind me. Stop obsessing and move on
-it isn't important. Don't worry about it.
-you're happy. Be Happy!
-sing and dance. It's who you are and it feels good
-expectations determine our perspective. Modify as needed
So April's assignment, in part, was to find something ot let go. I got stuck on that because there are about a million appropriate and meaningful responses to that. And at the same time I felt like I've put a lot of effort into Letting Go on a lot of different fronts and don't need to add any more (and overwhelm myself). Then April hit, hard and heavy, and I was stressed, frazzled, tired and cranky. Life was going too fast and I couldn't get a break. So here I sit in the Overwhelmed stage, not exactly sure what to do about it all or even if I should. But that sums up my Let it Go lesson for the month - whatever is interrupting/interfering with my calm/peace of mind at any given moment, that is what I need to Let Go. Expectations of myself. Unreasonable demands on my time. Frustration. with a person or situation. Never-ending To Do lists.
Just Let It Go!
So there you have it - April's prompt not only finished but blogged!
PS - Happy Saturday and Happy National Scrapbook day to all! I'm thinking I might just