Satchel Dump

• A satchel dump, a purse dump, a backpack or a duffel dump are all names for dumping it all out on the table. No filter. No sorting. Just a jumble of randomness that represents bits and pieces of who I am.

• I have a tendency to start things and not finish them, to have grand ideas and big dreams, but to not follow through. This year, I am changing that. I’m setting goals and meeting them. Okay, okay… if I’m honest, I’ve only just almost met my first big goal, but at least I’m trying and making progress, and I’m not giving up.

• My friend’s birthday is on the 11th, and I wanted to do something special for him, so I decided to give him the best thing I could think up: his very own homemade art journal. I bought one of the black Dylusion journals at the store and began painting and sketching and collaging in it. I’ve been working on it for three months now, and I think I will finish the last page in the journal later today. I am so, so proud of myself. I feel buoyant, like I finally have the strength and determination to the tackle the things in life that are most important to me. I know he will read the words and look at the collaging and feel so much love crash over him, because that art journal is nothing if not full of love. ❤️

5 responses to “Satchel Dump

  1. The number of things I have started and unfinished are too many to count. I had such grand plans for me and creativity this year *sigh*.
    How do you like the Dylusions journal? I have been on the fence about getting one.

  2. Omg, what an incredible gift to give to your friend. I feel the urge to write a note so that I can remember to make my friend a journal. 🙂

  3. Way to go on finishing things you start. I’m trying to do more of that too. I have a vision board in our bedroom that is a “daily” vision board so it’s more focused so I stay on track. I learned about it at an art journaling retreat and it has been really helpful. That’s so amazing about your art journal gift to your friend. What a true gift from the heart!

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