Tuesday, August 11, 2015

GIVEAWAY!! Start Where You Are: A Journal for Self-Exploration

I love making lists, filling things out, writing down goals, etc..  I've always found it fun to fill out surveys, and other questionnaires that make me think, question, prioritize, and plan.

Growing up I was always a creative kid.  I kept journals, and wrote poetry, and so on.  The funny think about journals, is you never know what will turn out to be the important moments, the turning points, or the snapshots you wish you could go back in time to see.  For instance, Christopher and I went to the same elementary school, and knew who each other was since we were kids ... however I have no recollections of our interactions as kids, or teens.  I remember seeing him, and knowing who he was, but that's it.  We both have little snippets of memories of each other and short exchanges as young adults, but not really much from before that.  How did I not know as a 12 year old journal-writer to pay closer attention to that little 10 year old cutie in the hallway?  We never know what will turn out to be important ... but it's still fun to look back at old journals and see how far we've come from who we once were, and who we thought we were going to become.

The publishers at Tarcher and Perigee/ Penguin Random House sent me this journal free of charge, and they also want to give one to my lovely readers! 


This beautiful journal is full of quotes, and creative writing prompts - some of which are challenging and mind expanding.


There are places to write, draw, doodle, reflect, make lists, and explore many aspects of the good and bad in life.


And, the book is also really pretty, with the beautiful artwork done by the author/artist Meera Lee Patel from Brooklyn, NY.

You can buy the book here, or here.

But, one of my readers is going to get a copy free!

Journal Giveaway
Open to: Canadian residents

To enter: Just leave a comment telling me one goal that you have for your future :-) (and your email address so I can let you know if you won)

The winner will be chosen by random draw.  The giveaway closes Sunday August 16th @ 7:00 p.m., and I'll contact the winner after that time to get mailing information.

CONTEST CLOSED:  The winner is SUMMER!! 

9 comments:

Jessica S said...

Love this! I think you need to tell us the story of how you two met now!! :)

With baby #2 coming, this would be a great reminder that beside a mom, I am my own person too!! And to reconnect with that other side of me!!! :)

Cat Abenstein said...

Continue to find joy in the simple moments.

Cat, cabenstein@gmail.com

Vanessa Heron said...

What a beautiful journal! My goal is to continue writing and hopefully write a children's book someday:)))

Vanessaaheron@gmail.com

Veronica Vaughn said...

I would love to have this!!! My main goal right now is to get some debt paid off and build a savings. Secondary to that is to begin to take my children on one experience per year that will change or challenge their perspective on life.

SUMMER PLEWES said...

Journaling is actually a goal of mine. I have depression and anxiety and I know it would help but I don't ever set aside time to do it. I did just accomplish a major goal, I paid off my debt TODAY!! Every cent. I am very excited. Thank you for this opportunity.

amy tulk said...

I REALLY want to take my kids to Disney world! I am working hard and saving $$! ToAmyTulk (at) gmail (dot) com

Mellissa Boehler said...

My future would include owning my own café.
mellissab627@gmail.com

Why am I here??? said...

This isn't a happy goal but a necessary one: get divorced!

burtonite@homail.com

Anonymous said...

I love the look of this journal :) My current goal is to start living a more joyful life. I dwell on everything and it's really affecting me as I get older.
Ashley - Norman (at) Hotmail (dot) com (no spaces)