As I reflected on how I want to live and blog for 2015, I decided to try something new.  Instead of my typical “Gratitude Sunday” post, I’ll be journaling my days in abandon and totally random.  I’m a “list-er” and a planner, so this level of spontaneity is quite different for me. While I waited for the new year to ring in, I took some journal pages I’ve downloaded over the years and cut them up into very tiny bits.  Not to worry, not losing my marbles!  😀

Each cut has a task, a prompt or two or three or four, a thought, a quote, an activity that I need to focus on or complete.   In a conversation with a friend, previous to the cutting marathon, we were talking about ways to “create some happy” for our holidays.  The phrase is really hers, but I’ve already told her I’m stealing it!  LOLOL!  I’ve decided  that creating some happy shouldn’t be intentional just for my holidays, but consistently, the very way I live my daily life.

Create Some Happy

There are quite a few cuts in this journaling love-box  and a few “out of my comfort zone” prompts so all I have to say about this is that it’s going to be an interesting ride!!!  😀

Let me get started then:


  • book I’ve recently readThe Hunger Games.  Although this trilogy has been around for a few years and I’ve seen the first two movies, the first installment of the book has been out of this world.  The energy, symbolism, and the pace of the book surpasses the movie in leaps and bounds.  I’m on the second book now and it’s been the same type of thrill ride.
  • place I’ve recently visited: The New York Public Library.  It’s the one place that will get me leaving my house multiple times per week.  I 100% agree with author Neil Gaiman “Libraries are our friends.”


  • movie I’ve recently watched: Albert Nobbs.  A change in genre for me, this was a complex story of surviving, re-inventing, needing to express and receive authentic love (like everyone else).  It’s a well-written, well executed movie and although I’m not a Glenn Close fan, she was phenomenal in this.  I don’t want to give anything away, but I will say, how terrible it is that people can destroy or utterly change another person’s life by wicked, violent and/or selfish acts.


  • new thing I’ve recently learned: glass etching.

Off to create some happy this coming week.  Here’s to you doing/finding the same.  Cheers!

6 thoughts on “One

  1. Andi January 14, 2015 / 10:44 am

    I’m a list-maker as well, it somehow serves as a way to free my over burdened mind to put it on paper.
    I’m also getting back into reading. My list of ‘to reads’ is long for this new year. Best part about reading is that it allows you to travel but without the expense. 🙂

    • Nicky January 19, 2015 / 12:06 pm

      Agreed with your thoughts on list making and reading. Reading’s been my favourite hobby since I was 4. It’s really the most fantastic escape.

  2. Preeti January 5, 2015 / 2:41 pm

    Very, very interesting!! “I’m a “list-er” and a planner…”, eek we must be sisters, yes, we’re sisters ❤

    I look forward to reading more from your spontaneous-prompt-journaling-lovebox 🙂

    • Nicky January 5, 2015 / 7:09 pm

      😀 Yes indeed we are. I’m looking forward to the spontaneous journaling too. It’s exciting choosing the prompt this way. 😀

  3. CreepingThyme January 5, 2015 / 12:46 pm

    What a great idea, especially the prompts that get you out of your comfort zone. And it’s great meeting fellow library lovers 🙂

    • Nicky January 5, 2015 / 7:11 pm

      Yes indeed! Your last stack of books had a few that I’m also reading or have read. 😀

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