Hello all! It's Pam (Pamela Donnis) and I'm SOOOO excited to be one of the newest Hodge Podge girls!
Recently I read an ebook on time management called Tell Your Time (I wrote more about it here). It was different from all the other "time management" tips I've read because it discussed the internal change we must make if we are to use our time more wisely rather than the external (like that fancy new planner or app I'm always tempted to buy!).
Since reading Tell Your Time, I've thought a lot about "time"--the time I never seem to have enough of, the time I have with my quickly growing kids, the earthly time we have with our loved ones, etc. and SOOOO, you've probably guessed that this week's journaling challenge is to scrap about "Time."
I'm excited to see how YOU interpret this challenge.
Here are a few "time" layouts to get you thinking:
CREDITS: template (adapted) by Amy Martin, The Beginning by Rachel Young, By Definintion by Valorie Wibbins, Rosebuds and Lace by Pamela Donnis
JOURNALING: I’m close to my grandma so it’s been important to me that my kids spend time and get to know her too. We were able to stay at her house for a few days this summer. It was the first time visiting since my grandpa passed. It was different and hard, but still sweet. We didn’t do much, just sat and chatted and watched the kids play and spent time together. Time together that is now so precious since I don’t know how much longer it will last.
CREDITS: Boy Oh Boy by Lili and Leora Sanford, Paint Me Happy Paper by Rachel Young, Give Me Space Font by Darcy Baldwin
JOURNALING: Ryan’s 5th birthday has been the hardest for me so far. I think because I’m realizing he is no longer a baby or toddler. I told him he wasn’t allowed to grow anymore and he said, “But mommy, I’ll still be your little boy until I’m like…30!”
CREDITS: Hip To Be Square by Jacque Larsen, Tickets Please! by Pamela Donnis and Ju Kneipp, Cleaning Day by Pamela Donnis, Make Chores Fun by Jacque Larsen and Kate Hadfield (retired), Wet Paint Alpha and Tiny Type alphas by CD Muckosky
JOURNALING: Most days I struggle to find a balance between things that must be done and things that can wait and things I should do but don’t want to do and things I want to do but feel guilty doing, and then I have these moments when I panic. And I realize that my kids are growing so fast, and their childhood-time is so limited. Nothing is as important as soaking up every moment I can with them.
CONGRATS to Ana.Paula for winning the "V" challenge!