“If it is not right do not do it; if it is not true do not say it.”
Emily Craven gifted me the little Typo journal above for Christmas in 2013. We have been writing in it every day since January 2014, responding to the journal prompts and the other prompts we’ve added to avoid the repetition of prompts like: ________ is a total babe.
Instagram and Twitter chronicle our our daily adventures and sometimes we’re lucky to have someone play along at home. We’ve been blessed this year to have Typo’s social media person on board with us.
AUGUST A to Z
August has a cluster of prompts (brain child of Em) to create an alphabetical list of advice. Rob Cook joined and it was one of the most interactive and fun set of prompts we’ve done. I missed out on writing them last year (it was the precursor to The Churn) so I’m looking forward to next year when I’ll be able to do a compare and contrast.
For now, advice a la 2016.
Always be your most authentic self.
Behave with kindness and integrity.
Care of yourself IS a priority.
Devote time, energy and focus to the pursuits you love.
Focus on the present; nothing can be done about the past and the future takes care of itself.
Go after your dreams; passion is your ally.
Hope keeps the glass half-full.
Judge no-one, especially yourself.
Keep the faith, especially when despair threatens to swallow you.
Listen to your favourite songs in the shower.
Meditate. Appreciate. Invigorate.
Never give up. It you can’t be your own cheer squad let your friends shake the pompoms for you.
Open to adventure, curiosity and absurdity.
Perfection is only found in imperfection.
Quiet time is essential – however or wherever you find it.
Rest. Life is a marathon, not a sprint. Bodies get old and tired.
Sing. Loudly. Offkey. For your own pleasure. Because you can.
Time travel will enrich your life.
Utilise your inherent skills and talents. This is how dreams bloom.
Voraciousness is not a sin. Celebrate your hungers.
Wing it. Sometimes the best plans, best ideas come together in motion.
X marks the spot. Know where your inner treasure is buried.
You are both your best friend and worst enemy. Choose wisely.
Zebras; because sometimes its good to be black and white.
If you were to collect your advice for life in an A-Z, how would it read?