A hero is no braver than an ordinary man,
but he is brave five minutes longer.
-Ralph Waldo Emerson
For those celebrating Memorial Day: please be safe, wear extra sunscreen, take lots of photos, put down your phone, and hug your loved ones a little longer than usual.
May 27, 2013
May is for:
- The Color Run
- Knocking things off of my 27 things to do before I turn 28 list
- Dog sitting
- Climbing – maybe even outdoors!
- Replanting plenty of basil in our small garden…
- …and adding more beautiful things to our garden!
- Finishing the 3 books I’m reading at the moment
- Finalizing more travel plans
- Working on my running endurance
- Walks on warm evenings
- Planning projects for the year
- Sharing some fun mini-adventures (and BIG adventures) with you
What does your May look like?
May 1, 2013
I’m really happy I’m taking a more tangible approach to my One Little Word this year than I did with FOCUS last year. Focus was awesome and it was a mantra that I repeated to myself throughout the year, but I think having a year-long project for BRAVE is really helping me keep it at the forefront of my mind on a daily basis.
I’m plugging along with the assignments from the One Little Word class hosted by Ali Edwards via Big Picture Classes, but I just wasn’t feeling like the March assignment…it wasn’t something I would normally do (not like the vision board was something I would normally do, but at least it was pretty) and I wasn’t ready to put forth the energy it deserved. In the end, I decided to include printouts of the Campfire Chic newsletter and some other visuals.
The page protector of the left-hand side is the backside of the vision board I made for February, and I’m not a fan of leaving things blank, so my plan is to take some instax photos for the April assignment to include in those pockets. We’ll see how far I get with it considering April ends soon. I have a second photo from my meeting with Amy this past weekend, I just need to pop it into one of the pockets. The right-hand side is the Campfire Chic newsletter from February 2013 — I shared a version of the newsletter here.
This shows the backside of the February 2013 Campfire Chic newsletter printout and a “filler” page with my intentions for the year printed out so I could look at them quickly. The January assignment was to make a fancier version of this, but I think I needed a plain reminder to include in the binder as well.
The colorful Leadership Manifesto can be found on the Daring Greatly author’s website. I found it after I did a bit of background research on the book after reading Amy’s recent review. I wanted to include it in my binder for this year because I think I might dig the book but I also related to the manifesto based on my educational background. It’s also pretty, so sue me.
The text page is copied and pasted from the March 2013 Campfire Chic newsletter, which I may decide to post a version of here later. To get exclusive content from me, subscribe to the Campfire Chic newsletter today.
Are there any prints you would recommend I include?
Do you think I should include a screenshot of my Pinterest board?
Interested in One Little Word? You can register for the class through the end of the year and work on the projects at your own pace. Find out more by visiting Big Picture Classes.
April 24, 2013
I am working on catching up on the monthly assignments for Ali Edwards’ One Little Word 2013 eworkshop. I shared my assignment from January earlier this morning, and I figure now is a good time to share my assignment for February 2013.
I will start with a confession: I rolled my eyes and instantly shut down when I read about February’s assignment: vision board. I was a huge HUGE fan of making collages from magazines when I was in grade school…in fact, I went a few years with collaged book covers for all of my text books. It was rad. But, I digress…I assumed that vision boards were when The Secret gets a hold of a glue stick and a stack of Anthropologie catalogs. Pretentious, unrealistic, and homogeneous. Oh, and Ali wasn’t using the sports card page protectors…
Thankfully, Ali provided some additional reading on the subject and while I’m still not convinced that my vision board will help me see my future and visual my goals, I decided that I needed to do something. You won’t be surprised when you hear that Elise’s post about her vision board helped pave the way for my assignment. The fact that she’s not following Ali’s instructions to a T helped me give myself permission to do my thing and go with it.
Here’s my take on February’s assignment:
So, I started with the fact that I want to use up these damn page protectors because, well, I spent money on them! I don’t want to buy new sizes to fit these assignments (screw you, March assignment. I know what you are and will find a way to make you fit into these pages) nor do I want to let myself get behind because I’m hung up on not doing the project “correctly”.
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March 12, 2013
So I’m a little behind on this project.
This “project” being the binder I’m putting together as a part of Ali Edwards’ One Little Word eworkshop (which you can join through December 31, 2013). Each month, Ali posts a new assignment that helps participants move along with our words for the year. The assignments may be creative, may be reflective, and they may make me feel a little silly at times, but I’m going to stick with the project.
In case you didn’t know, 2013 is for being brave.
So, I half-shared my January assignment in January, but I didn’t have my supplies and I wasn’t too sure how I wanted to interpret the first assignment. Until a few days ago, I finally got over myself and remember that done is better than perfect and started getting to work. Thankfully, my be brave stamp from Elise arrived a few days before so I could at least follow the instructions from the assignment a little more closely.
So, here is what my January assignment looks like…it’s my intentions for the year all laid out and kind of decorated. I wanted to keep it simple so I could just get it done.
For a bit of a closer look at each side:
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March 12, 2013