by Tami Taylor

Welcome back. This is the third installment of: “Keep a 5 year Journal.” Click here to see all 12 months.

I’m back with a quick observation and another list of questions.  I’ve been plugging away at my journal and have a few things to share.

Slow and steady wins the race

When life gets in the way, it’s hard to make time for your projects.  When I get behind on a project, I feel like I need to rush through and get “caught up.”

Slow and steady does win the race. It’s as true for you and your art projects as it was true for the Tortoise in Aesop’s fable.   If you’re feeling that your 5 year journal is becoming more chore than project, take a day or two off.  No one will know. It’s ok, and in a day or two jump back in feeling refreshed!

My favorite card this month

I loved that this journaler lent itself to the card, and I love that the focus is happiness.  I loved participating in the Happiness Project and believe that focusing on the positive is a good way to end each day.

This is also the last card I’ve made. Yes, it’s half way into April. Yes, I had family visiting, and, yes, I’m satisfied with what I’ve accomplished–just as you should be.

Call for Projects from our 5 Year Journal friends

I would love to feature your 5 Year Journal here. Please share links in the comments, and/or  contact me to be featured in next month’s column. I’d love to share all kinds of journals, so if you’re keeping a digital version, send me a screen shot.

For anyone who is new to this idea, I hope you’ll join me on this journey.  You can jump in at any time: start on your birthday, on the day of a special event, or just make today special.

5 Year Journal Prompts for May

365 Questions – May

365 Questions – April can be found here

365 Questions – March can be found here

365 Questions for January & February can be found here

Tami Taylor writes for Get It Scrapped!, teaches at Masterful Scrapbook Design and previously owned Creative Passion Classes.com. To learn more about Tami check out her blog, The Taylor Life.