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Notes-vember Day 30

Hey Sweeties,

It’s day 30 and we’re about to step into December. Before we close out Notes-vember and move into the next month, ask yourself some questions about your process and progress.

  • How do you feel about yourself? Are you proud of yourself? Has the love for yourself grown stronger?
  • What changed? What stayed the same?
  • What new routines/habit have you started/built?
  • How many new people have you met and interacted with?
  • How have your existing relationships changed? Have they grown? Has anyone walked way? Did you let anyone go?

The list of questions are endless, but all you need to do is ask yourself the ones that matter. Don’t ask yourself the “safe questions” because you’re afraid to ask the ones that require digging up and letting go. This is your time to put it on the tablet, look at it, talk about it, and move it to the “out bin.”

Motivation

Do you want to meet the love of your life? Look in the mirror.

Byron Katie

Reflection & Thank You

I greatly appreciate those that took the time to read for the entire month of November. I appreciate those that visit this sometime down the line.

I hope this 30-Day journey of motivation and reflection boosts you in whatever way you need it to. The tool is here, its all about how you use it. Tell yourself what you want, what you need, and where you want to go.

What’s Up With December?

December Daily… For the month of December, I’ll be participating in the December Daily with Bree from 1134 Press and other journalers. I’m not really a journaler, but I feel I can learn and do it in my own way based on the prompts given. I didn’t post my journal for Notes-vember, I’ll likely share the December Daily because it be too personal.

Be sure to check out Bree on YouTube at 1134 Press. She does great work and her channel is so peaceful.

She has all kinds of informative videos. From book binding, to how to start a journal, and how to find things to make your journal with.

The Cookie Club… I’ll also be having The Cookie Club: 12 Days of Christmas thing going. If you’d like more information on that, visit the sticky post at the top of the Neatsuites blog or visit the PICS page.

Makers Creative Collab… I’ll be participating in another collab with the Makers of Mixed Media Art/Artists group on Facebook. There’s a gaggle of us YouTubers that post our processes or the a showing of the final project. Not to forget about the sneak peeks and teasers posted until the big day. If you’re into mixed media and all other types of artful goodness, be sure to check P. M. Artist Studio on YouTube. I’ve learned so much since watching their channel.

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Notes-vember Day 28

Hey Sweeties,

It’s day 28! The Thanksgiving holiday has passed, the kids go back to school tomorrow, and it’s time to get back on the daily grind. Are you ready for the big Monday after the holiday?

Being this far into Notes-vember and the holiday of expressing thankfulness, are you going back to work with the same attitude or a different one?

Motivation

A single act of kindness throws out roots in all directions, and the roots spring up and make new trees. The greatest work that kindness does to others is that it makes them kind themselves.

Frederick William Faber

Reflection

As you sit back, take a deep breath, and relax, think about your long weekend and how you used your time to energize. Even if you didn’t have a long weekend, did you take the time to re-energize yourself? Wash all the worries of the day down the drain?

Instead of going to work upset because you couldn’t take all or some of the time off, think about how grateful the people that use your services are (even if they don’t show it). They’re grateful. You don’t know how long a prayer on the way to your parking lot they’re praying and the number of times “Thank God” was said when they saw you were open.

Things don’t always go our way, but they go that way for a reason. Make the best of it. If you don’t want to be there, only you have the power to put yourself somewhere else.

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Notes-vember Day 27

Hey Sweeties,

It’s day 27! It’s chilly and a little rainy today. That didn’t change or make any unwanted moods. I felt good and I always feel good when working on a cake or cookies. This is something I love doing. I’m in my happy place when in the kitchen.

From not knowing a thing about cake decorating or holding a piping bag, I went from a grocery store bakery to my own business. There are people I thank every time I touch a bag of flour or sugar. Without them, I may have gone down another path with different hobbies. Who knows?

Motivation

Hobbies have this way of allowing you to hold on to your sense of identity and your sense of self, even as you age.

Elizabeth Segran

Reflection

As you sit back, take a deep breath, and relax, think about the hobby or hobbies you have. How long have you had these hobbies? Which one identifies you the most? Which do you enjoy the most?

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Notes-vember Day 26

Hey Sweeties,

Its Day 26! Has anyone been Black Friday shopping or are you waiting for Cyber Monday?

For those that shop crafts supplies and handmade items, there is a sale going…or should I say, its been going on for the entire month of November (Get 15% off with orders of $25 or more). There will also be a new sale starting December 1st (Get 25% off with orders of $25 or more). For the December coupon, there are only 25 available.

Motivation

Being precious and fearful is very harmful to making breakthroughs with good art.

Shepard Fairey

All I can say here is don’t hold back. What good will it do you to not show what you’re about, what you have to offer, or how far you’ve come.

Reflection

As you sit down, take a deep breath and relax, think about the things you’ve always wanted to do, but allowed fear to hold you back. Its going to keep weighing on you if you don’t try. All you have to do is try it once. Get it off your chest.

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Notes-vember Day 25

Hey Sweeties,

It’s day 25! Happy Thanksgiving to all! Even though you should be thankful every day for what and who you have, spend time with those you love.

Motivation

You don’t know what you have until it’s gone.

Not Sure Who Said It First

Reflection

As you sit back, take a deep breath, and relax, think about a time when you didn’t realize you had something good until it was gone. How did you feel about it? Does it bother you today?

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Notes-vember Day 24

Hey Sweeties,

It’s day 24! Today is the day before the Thanksgiving holiday, and for some odd reason, I feel weird. Not a bad feeling, but not a good feeling either. I’m not letting it get the best of me, but it changed my thought process today. I’m trying to figure out if it’s something I need to be doing other than baking pies. I feel a bit stuck.

Usually, I’d get anxious and antsy. I would overthink it and wear myself out trying to figure out what I should be doing. Now, I’m just going to let the day flow….I’m still going to bake my pies, though.

Motivation

The presence of anxiety is unavoidable, but the prison of anxiety is optional

Not Sure Who

Reflection

As you sit down, take a deep breath, and relax, think about a time when you were stuck and tried to figure out what it was you needed to do to get unstuck. Do you get anxious? If so, how do you handle it?

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Notes-vember Day 23

Hey Sweeties,

It’s day 23! Earlier today, I went live on YouTube and decided to do an art journal page. I had difficulties with the stream, but I didn’t let it stop me. This was my final layout for the Autumn. I always watched people work in their art journals; I talked about how much I wanted to start one, I finally made one, and it took me forever to start using it finally. I never used it because I didn’t know what to use it for. Yeah, I named it The Word Book, but I didn’t have any words I wanted to use.

The first page had nothing to do with a word; I just did it. It had meaning, but not the purpose I wanted. It took a collab and a storm to get me where I wanted to be with the book. I found that journaling is relaxing, no matter what type of journaling you’re doing. So if you have a creative side or like to write creatively about your day or a trip, do it.

Motivation

The designers mindset starts with curiosity.

Bill Burnett

Reflection

As you sit down, take a deep breath, and relax, think about the creative ways you can release your stress or put your thoughts down. Do you consider yourself creative in any way, shape, or form? Even if you think you want to try something, try it. Don’t hold yourself back.

My Art Journal

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