A journaler’s New Year’s Resolution

January 5th, 2015
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This time of year is equally exciting and intimidating because you can see hundreds of bloggers posting resolutions, lists, projects, goals – all these really incredible things that they want to accomplish in the new year.

Like many people, I’ve always tried to define my hopes for the year in one word. (They’ve been: Together as we built our home in the hangar, Slowly as we whittled down the project list, and Unleash as we became parents.) I’ll gladly take an opportunity to reflect on where we are and where I’d like our family and myself to be in another year, mostly because I enjoy looking back at the previous year. I’ll share more of that with you shortly.

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8 New Year’s questions for your journal

January 1st, 2015
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I know it’s easy to get wrapped up in the excitement of a fresh slate. There are resolutions to make, a little word to pick for the coming year, and a hundred neglected things to organize and simplify. I’m right there with you.

But as you pack up Christmas ornaments and decorations, tucking each little story away until next year, I want you to pause. Really pause. How has the past year been? There were beautiful moments, and there were hard days. I imagine there were times when everything was so fantastic that you wished the day would never end. There were also those mornings when you probably wanted to throw the bed covers over your head, never to get up and face the day.

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Write a journal entry on a tag

December 15th, 2014
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Hello snowy Monday! I love when we wake up with a fresh blanket of snow on the ground. It makes the winter season feel especially magical. It also adds a little bounce to our steps at Gadanke, as we’re packaging journal orders and getting them out the door for Christmas. (Order deadline is this Thursday.) I’m so grateful for this business and all of your support – thank you!

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