30 Day Journaling Challenge

The Every Girl is hosting a 30 day journaling challenge for the month of April. You may have seen me mention that on instagram. The timing for me could not be more perfect. I'm in a season of life where I feel like I'm moving at a breakneck pace. It's a little ridiculous. We are also approaching a lot of change; dropped morning naps and kindergarten. I took Matilda on a tour of her new school yesterday and she was nervous. I wasn't expecting this from my precocious little one, then I realized I was nervous too. New moms, new rules, new systems... buses?! I have been taken aback by this milestone. When Matilda started preschool I wasn't all that phased. I mean, they are still so little, but elementary school feels monumental. She'll be there more than with me during the week. Lump meet my throat.

At the same time that this is happening I'm going to start sending my little Bee to mother's morning out a couple of days a week. It's been tricky figuring out her new schedule and how to get work done when I've always got a babe with me. I've been working through this book when I have a free second and a lot of feelings have been stirring. A lot of things have happened in the past five years that have made me feel a little jaded, scarred. I've been afraid to trust God. Afraid that His plan isn't a good one (because mine would surely be better ;)). The devastating has been accompanied by the sweetest moments of my life. Just a bundle of feelings. Have you ever gone through a season where you had a hard time trusting God's plan or had an unhealthy fear of the future? I would love to hear how you pushed past it. Sometimes it just takes a break through. In my case I'm hoping to gain more insight through journaling and pressing into those areas instead of letting them run wild.

These beautiful notebooks are from Native Bear. Leela is a designer in Atlanta that I recently discovered and she has a gorgeous shop you can check out here.

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  1. At our church, Chase is the book we're going through for Women's Bible study. It's so good, isn't it? My little one, has also just dropped her morning nap and my big kids are getting too old to nap in the afternoon. They still do a quiet time, but it isn't quite the same. So, I hear ya on figuring out the new schedule. :)

  2. I surely know what you're talking about. We have been TTC for 8 months and I am struggling so much with patience and God's timing, faith, fear, powerlessness, all of it! Sometimes I feel like it's a choice to be grateful and focus on the positive, or stay in the fear zone and be negative. Doing a gratitude journal has been so helpful for me to be grateful-- which simply helps all other areas of my life/perspective. And it's so full of little things like yoga with my dog napping next to me, chickpeas, waking up rested---whatever strikes that day as awesome. Hope this helps :)


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