Firstly, I know it’s not September yet, while my grasp on reality is somewhat tenuous at times I’m usually able to remember which month we’re in.
Along with many other things, my journaling has been abandoned during (here I go again) the long school summer holidays – sorry just another two weeks and then I’ll stop harping on! I had been enjoying the artistic side of journaling, especially my monthly cover pages… apologies to August who didn’t get one.
This week I’ve spent a little time planning for September, starting with my Autumn Leaves cover page. As with July, all quotes are my own, in this case they’re from poems which are included in my book, Kaleidoscopic Beauty.
September, for me, is an opportunity to start afresh, forget the new beginnings of spring. Autumn heralds falling leaves and flowerless gardens, as though nature is decluttering and making space for everything new. So it is with me, I’m maybe having a mental declutter rather than a physical one, but am definitely planning new goals and trying to have some kind of plan.
I’m certain that I’m not alone in having an excess of unread books, a huge metaphorical mountain of Kindle books with a small mound of real ones. Now while I am very good at not buying any more real books –except Val McDermid, which reminds me I need to read the last one I bought– I’m not so restrained when it comes to e-books. I much prefer a real book but am easily seduced by the Kindle store’s range of offers… keep reading there is a point to this, one which actually links to my journaling…
One of my most recent Kindle buys was “Reinvent me: How to transform your life and career” by Camilla Sacre-Dallerup, who was one of the professional dancers on Strictly* and is now a life coach.
I’m planning on doing a book review so will keep this brief.
It cost £1 and sounded good, and that was enough for me for reach into my metaphorical pocket for some loose change and add another e-book to my metaphorical mountain. The difference is that I actually read this book cover to cover in a few days, I didn’t do any of the exercises but just reading it was enough to kick start my reinvention, or at least polish my semi-reinvented state until it sparkles.
And that brings me nicely to the point of the last three paragraphs, with the help of this book I am going to caffeinate my apathetic journaling and work on my reinvention.
* Strictly Come Dancing – UK TV show