my favorite pens from Germany on my desktop
On the third day of Radvent, your true love Princess Lasertron gave to you…writing! Today’s journaling challenge is about giving yourself permission to put any thought into words. Explore your feelings and dreams, record your moods, and embrace your own unique weirdness. Make collages, lists, and inspiration boards with quotes and pictures and drawings. Write about the things you are afraid to say. The things you aren’t supposed to say. It’s all okay and it’s all allowed!
I mainly want to inspire you to elevate the writing you do every day to a level of beauty and real specialness. Enjoy writing in your appointment book by using a nice pen. Keep an envelope of beautiful stamps near your stationery and show gratitude to someone by sending them a letter. Try doing it once…and then write about how it made you feel.
Write a letter of love to yourself to read in one year.
Dear, dear, super-ultimate Megan,
I was going to hand-write this in a journal to live on forever and ever and then scan it in for this post, but I just got too tired. I could make up some justification like “this is better because you hardly ever hand-write in a journal,” or “this is more authentic anyway since you have been blogging so long,” but let’s be real. It’s 3am, the baby will wake up if I move, and I am dead tired. So let’s just open up a new window and write in a comfortable, easy way–on the keyboard.
You are always so anxious and exhausted and I think that you should really give yourself a break. You do enough. I know that so much is always going on inside your head–your thoughts are racing, you are trying to juggle the constant barrage of new ideas with the guilt of managing the responsibilities you already have–to your customers, to your family, to your inbox. Whatever. You do enough and you are magnificent. Nobody understands how hard you work and you are a superhero. You deserve to give yourself some credit because you have truly earned it.
Because of status updates, blogs, and texting, many of us actually write more than any generation before. But what we have in quantity sometimes lacks in quality.
Today I was looking at pictures of you as a little girl, and thinking “What an amazing, amazing person. I love her.” Even in times when you didn’t feel worthy, didn’t feel important or loved or appreciated, I was always here welcoming you, inviting you, accepting you. I am always here, and you are surrounded by amazing friends, unimaginable love, and endless encouragement.
You are different. I see you as more than a mom, more than a businesswoman, more than a wife. You are the most interesting person I know, and you have lived such a cool life full of so many different experiences. You are so talented and have shown me over and over again that whatever you commit yourself to achieving, you can go above and beyond, knocking it out of the park.
So, dear sweet jewel, give yourself a break. Give yourself a gift and calm yourself. Relax. Appreciate what you have. Notice the light and magic in the world and become part of it. Contribute to it. Smile at it and hug it and share it with everyone you love.
You are a gift to the world, valuable, cherished, and amazing. You are loving and funny, curious and resourceful. I’m lucky to grow one day older with you as each day passes and to share the present with you, each present, as it approaches, is lived to its greatest potential, and then and drifts behind us. I lay awake at night because I am so excited to celebrate tomorrow with you.
All the love in the universe,
Search for a special place to keep your writing materials. Have everything you need at the ready for creating your own beautiful magical words to offer the world.
* cards and stationery * a journal * stamps * special colored pens * beautiful paper * stickers * glitter glue * magazine pages for collages * patterned tapes *