Monday, January 30, 2017

Reflecting on January

January is drawing to a close, and I'm reflecting.  Reflecting on the direction I'd like to take all three of my blogs.  Reflecting on where I want to take my creativity.  Reflecting on my journaling journey.

Three blogs, it's a lot, but it is what it is.  I needed separation with this new blogging journey.  In the past, it was all dumped in one place and in the end, it just didn't work.  

Here on The Porch Postscript, I've built a place for me to purge random thoughts and ideas about my life.  Things will wax and wane here, some spurts being longer than others.  You might also notice there are times of crickets here.  Not all my thoughts need to be public.  Trust me!

Stacy Petersen Photography is just what it says it is.  It's my photography portfolio.  The words are limited here.  I share photo title and the place and date taken.  I haven't put anything new up in a while, but I'll get back to it when the weather gets nice again.  I'm a fair weather photographer.  

Inked Inspirations by SLMP is a bit of a bigger project than just a blog, but the blog is a place to share what I'm creating in the studio and a place to talk about my art.  This is my building focus right now.  I have thoughts, plans, and ideas for this blog and space, but I'm taking it slow.  

My creative journey is all about growing into who I've always been, but it's about making that growth public.  It's about putting myself out there.  Sometimes it's easy and other times it's harder than it should be, but I keep pushing myself to break the box that I let myself be built into.  I'm growing into the artistic, creative life I want.  

The journaling journey will continue, but I see growth coming there as well.  I  write daily, but many days it's just a list of what happened in the day.  My move is to build more of a commonplace book with, more brain dumping and less structure.  I'm not longer tracking daily things, with exception to the temperature and the pictures I've taken that day.  More notes on reading and ideas I want to try.

This is the first year I've ever picked a phrase for the year - Inward Acceptance.  While we're only about a month in, I'm starting to feel more peace in my heart and soul.  I've noticed that I've changed many of my mean-self-talk habits and I spend less time dwelling on thoughts of wonder about what others are thinking and saying about me.  I think the phrase is a success, and I can't wait to see what happens as the years move forward.

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