On Your Way to Discovering You
I recently wrote about how to create a vision board and today I would like to take that a little farther with the creation of an illustrated discovery journal. I first heard about this from Sarah Ban Breathnach’s book, Simple Abundance – A Daybook of Comfort and Joy. In this particular entry, she says, “The key to loving how you live is in knowing what it is you truly love.”
Going back to the vision board, and all those images, words, or quotes you cut out of magazines, some may not have fit the purpose for that particular board but they still had attracted your interest for a reason. And while the reason may not yet be clear, let’s not just throw them out. For those images that really resonate with you but have no specific connection to a vision or goal, you can use them to create an illustrated discovery journal. What I like to use is a hard-bound blank sketchbook. As I come across images or quotes that spark an interest or touch my spirit, I paste them in my discovery journal.
I have created a number of these over the years and found them very revealing. They have helped me see what my heart truly desires and where it truly lives. This has then helped me create meaningful vision boards and goals. It is also fascinating to look back and see how I have changed or evolved over time and provide some insight and direction for what lies ahead.
So, if you aren’t quite ready for a vision board, or just looking for a new creative way to journal, I hope you will give the illustrated discovery journal a try. And as always, I look forward to hearing from you about your experiences.
Until next time…