Joy and Peace Over Stress and Drain

I have yet to decide how I want to “journal” my 2017 year.

My top ideas are to have a one sentence journal of pen and paper. At least one sentence because sometimes I really can’t find time or I am a bit lazy to sit and write out a whole “entry.”

I also want to connect my personal journal to my blog. I initially had the idea of writing for at least 10 minutes a day to write out some blog posts but I’m not sure if I’d really keep up with that even though it does seem like such a small bit of time.

I need to think of something, a habit I CAN create without much strain in doing so to start with that will give me peace of mind. Rather than feeling guilty or stressed over a certain chunk of time I feel having it start small helps keep to it and just starting is usually the hard part. I’m sure some days I will only write one sentence while others I’ll be so inspired once I start I’ll have a whole blog post written out!

I want my blog to bring me joy not stress. I also want to document moments, emotions, thoughts, ideas, and so on. This I feel can be done by writing at least one sentence a day, that I can always turn back to when I’m in a different frame of mind or have more time to expand on. Sometimes I feel like when I write I’m someone else, because when I read back my words I can hardly comprehend that I wrote them.

Writing is interesting, it can be fun, and sometimes it really does bring peace to my mind and heart to just write it out! I decided to hop on Deb Runs Wednesday Word link-up today but I got carried away with goals as I’m sure a whole lot of us are with the current year nearing its end.

Today’s word is PEACE. I like this word at this time because as a new year comes I’ve often filled myself with anxiety and stress over what I’ve done, what I’ll do, and how much I should do still before the new year! I have to clean, sort, organize, etc. etc. etc. but this sucks out the fun of closing a year and welcoming a new one. I feel defeated faster than I can finish the countdown! So for the remaining days of 2016 I will have PEACE. I have plenty of time to work out my imperfections and make progress towards all my goals, and it is not set by any time, date, or person but ME.


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Is there such a thing as too much blogging???

I know everyone has their own preferences, personalities, and so on. This is why I really don’t believe there is a single answer that is right or wrong. I thought I would still write out this post as I’ve decided to share my thoughts aloud here on my blog more often than not. I feel like writing things out has always helped me find some clarity in my thoughts and emotions. Even more fun if my posts I share can create dialogue with my readers, so please feel free to chime in!
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5 Great Link-ups to Join!

Happy Friday all! Today I’m joining another great link-up I’ve had the opportunity to find thanks to Happy Fit Mama.

There are so many great link-ups! Some are parties for a day, some weekly, and others specific monthly ones. I’m glad I found the idea of link-ups from the start of blogging because they really help with post ideas and inspiration. Plus, are a fun way to connect and meet other bloggers!

I wish I could join them all each time, but to be honest link-ups are plentiful! Some days I just like to focus on one thing. For example Fridays there are quite a bit of link-ups I’ve found I’ve liked. Last time I tuned in for Continue reading

New Things Coming On The Blog – #ThursdayTryouts

Hello All!

First off welcome and thank you for taking the time to visit my blog! I am super happy I finally jumped on board and joined the blogging network and I can’t wait to see where this new community takes me! I created this blog in hopes to inspire others through my past experiences and hopefully the many adventures still in store for me.

At first I was engulfed in my own world and didn’t understand why I was feeling so alone. I’ve enjoyed reading blog posts for some time now, but never really followed specific blogs or engaged with other bloggers. When I finally did connect, when I started liking, commenting, and following blogs is when I truly found joy in blogging.

So atlas I decided to create Thursday Tryouts! A link-up to engage with other bloggers and share experiences.

What is Thursday Tryouts?

  • Join me every Thursday in blogging “tryouts” of different experiences and adventures that of something you have tried. Whether it be something you recently tried or tried once upon a time.
  • Mention this link-up in your post and link back to CurlyCaroline while featuring the Thursday Tryouts badge.
  • Explore and support! Find out some new, fun things to try out on your own adventure list by visiting other linkup posts.
  • Show some blogger love and support by engaging with other blogger’s posts through comments and likes.
  • Add your link to the linkup featured at the end of every Thursday Tryouts post
  • Use the #ThursdayTryouts and feel free to tag me on social media. ♥


Stay tuned next week for the first #ThursdayTryouts link-up post!