Back in my college journalism days I took a couple of classes that required introspective writing. Journaling. It was really a struggle in the beginning. Ten minutes about me. What am I gonna say? By the end of the courses I'd find I could write for considerable lengths of time, filling pages with my thoughts. Granted I was newly engaged so much of it is sappy, but I could do it. When it wasn't required anymore I stopped. I don't remember making a conscience decision, I just did.
Which brings me to this weekend. I attended a class about journaling at my local scrapbook store. I went thinking, "gosh, I really need to share my feelings more while I do my pages." Turns out the class was really about reasons to keep a journal - incorporating some art journal sorts of ideas. But I am so excited. It was such a refreshing class, and I was so excited about being with crafty people that I used their studio space and decorated the front cover of the journal they provided.
Most of the components are BasicGrey, there's a couple pieces from 7Gypsies and the pearls are Kaisercraft. And I was very excited to get to play around with the new WRMK tab punch. What a fun toy - that I totally need.
Hopefully I can put this baby to good use this year.