Last year will not go down in my personal history as a terribly creative year.
Truthfully, I feel like much of last year was just a lost year, for many reasons... none of which are terribly important to this moment. I spent an awful lot of time going to work, coming home, getting up and going to work again just to do it all over.
I think I was still mourning my dad, my dog and my niece. I guess that likely won't change, but time does have a way of making you move forward.
It wasn't a terrible year, my son and my bonus one got married in the best wedding ever. It fit them perfectly. My daughter got a new job, she now works with me, just in a different area, so I get to see lots of her, and I'm loving that (not sure how see feels about all that time with me).
I planted a garden for the first time in years, and loved every square inch of it, not to mention the harvest that came from it.
But now, it's time I return. I've missed you all, and I feel like I need to be back here ticking along. I can't make promises of faithfully publishing every single day, but I'm shooting for once a week or so.
Since last year wasn't creative, and I really need to be creative, I've promised myself that this year will be different. So, my word for the year is "Create". To that end I've been doing a little journaling... And, I have a question (ok, a few) for those of you who journal, especially those who do creative journaling...in general, how long do you spend on a page (or spread)? Do you go back to pages you thought were complete? Do you have a ritual or practice that goes with your journaling? Any tips, or hints, or suggestions for those who want to begin?