Well. Here we are. Ready to write down that first wish.
The first wish of 30.
For me, as I was deciding what to write down for this one, I realized something.
It was time to go all out.
Don’t pull any punches. It was just me and my journal. It was time to be honest.
Rip off the band-aid and go for the big one.
What is THE wish? That BIG wish?
You know which one I am talking about…
It was the first wish that came to mind when you read what we were going to do. It is the wish that pulls on your heart-strings every day and haunts your dreams every night.
THAT is the first wish – the BIG wish.
Now… as much as I adore all of you and appreciate that you read my blog, this is a wish that I will share. Later. When it comes true. Until then… this BIG wish is mine.
And, with that in mind, I felt that a big wish deserved a big page and tag to go along with it.
Now – my tags are going to be fairly simple, so I hope they are not disappointing. More than likely, they are going to jump around in color palette, style, etc… so much that I might look a tad crazy. I just like to mix it up and try new things and play around. Some will be good – others, well, all experiments have their failures, right?
I am just sharing what I am doing with you in case you are in need of some extra inspiration. More than likely, you will all blow mine out of the water!
So… here is wish no. 1:
For this one, I grabbed some papers from one of my favorite paper companies – Echo Park. I also grabbed a library pocket, a paper doily, some ink, and some other goodies and got to work.
I put a 6×6 piece of patterned paper on the page. I cut out one of the mini cards on another sheet from EP and then inked the edges, along with the library card and doily.
Once that was done, I started putting it all together. I stamped on the library card, added ribbons to the card itself, and then added a couple of fun stickers to the whole thing.
Then, I did the most important part. The only part you really HAVE to do – I wrote my wish. My big wish. Then I tucked it into the library pocket and closed my book.
It is there, written down, saved and out into the world. After I wrote it, I took a minute, looked at it and breathed. Then, I read it aloud. There was no going back. It is now real.
I took a huge step, a leap really, just by writing that down. It is now out of my head and my heart and on a piece of paper out in the world. The words seem to carry more weight and more reality now. I feel inspired and motivated to make it come true. Maybe that is all it is – the motivation to make this “thing”, this wish, a reality.
I don’t know… I just know that it felt good – I mean REALLY good – to put it down and out there into the world.
I hope you wish big today and take that leap. Who knows, 30 days from now things could feel very different!