Discovered A Beautiful Spot

I have the feeling I’ll be using this new journal page again and again.

First, I’ll write about our summer road trip to Cape Breton Island, Nova Scotia . . .


. . . where there are beautiful spots at every turn.


Even our puppy was impressed!


The best part about documenting this beautiful part of Canada is that it puts me right back there. It reminds me what it felt like to stand on windswept shores and wander narrow paths — taking in the rocky outcrops and blue-grey ocean, listening to our girls’ quiet chatter as they walked, and watching our puppy trot along happily behind them. It was pure bliss. I can’t wait to go back.

What beautiful spots have you discovered lately?


Began Again

It’s time to begin again. Again.

The Patreon page didn’t work out the way I’d hoped. I still love the platform and its ideas for connecting creators and patrons, but I couldn’t figure out how to make it fit with my journaling. I ended up closing the page over the summer and lost my way for a time.

So this beginning is a tough one. I feel a greater sense of uncertainty than in past new beginnings and a lot more fear. Fear of the usual things, like looking foolish, like making unwise decisions, like failing. Again.

But I’m not ready to give up yet either.

This time around, the plan is simple: to write and post journal printables — here, on my own website — that aim to ask good questions and encourage insightful answers.

As always, my goal will be to create pages that make it a little easier to notice the good stuff, to document memorable moments, to make sense of the world around us, to discover the things that matter most, and to build the courage and confidence to set and pursue meaningful goals.

I’ve revamped my printables page, which now includes my free pages and pages that I’ve moved here from Patreon and my Etsy shop. I’ll continue to create printables — some free, some not — and post them as I go.

The printable I created for this post is all about beginning again. It’s part of my Life Story series, where I’m exploring the idea of capturing our life stories through everyday moments. As with all of my new printables, it’s available in four sizes to fit a variety of page and planner sizes. (Printing instructions can be found at the bottom of my new shop’s welcome page.)

Have you begun something again recently? What was your first step?

Are you thinking of beginning something again soon? What will you do first?