You might remember that about a year ago I have started with my one little word “shine”. And since then, I had shown some photos and instagram, but that was it.
So, how did it went with the project and myself? What was the outcome?
At the beginning, I was highly motivated. I also managed to do the tasks from Ali Edwards within the specific month and to deal with my “shine”. It’s dealing with one’s life, the current situation and the things one want to achieve or change. That’s a lot of work for the head, which will be documented as well. Somehow exactly my thing. Additionally to the task from Ali, I selected a quote each month which I hand-lettered into my notebook. Further, I also took notes about what was happening around me. The latter is too private for me to show it here.
Out of a German scrapbook forum from a little facebook group was established. At the beginning, we kept in touch on a regular basis. It helped me to keep on track. And with the time, it became more and more silent and it seemed that there were only some few last Mohicans left. Bummer, but you can’t force anything: For some, this project is not the right thing, for others real life required more focus etc…there could have been many reasons.
My “shine” was present for a longer time and also provoked something, but during fall I somehow also lost track. And after having been happy about my achievements it went reverse for a little while. Not sure if it was my life or the fact that I haven’t dealt with my “shine”. Guess that’s a chicken or the egg dilemma and I will never know.
And the last days of 2016, I came back to this project and finished all the missing tasks. Well, the end was not so good, but I see the positive effect and I understood how important it is to keep at it. No matter how difficult the circumstances are. One might not need to do the whole monthly task or document very intensively. Maybe a little mantra is already enough one keeps in mind and thus stays in connection with the word.