Day 3 of 50 Days of Journaling

Hope everyone is enjoying the prompts so far. I am having a blast creating my art journal!

1.   10 years ago _________________, and in 10 years I hope to: ____________________

What were you doing 10 years ago? Where were you living, who were you living with? Where were you working? The year was 2001….. then think about what you hope you will be doing 10 years from now….

2. Facing my fears.

We all have them. Think of some times you faced your fears and journal about how you overcame them.

I feel like I have faced a lot of fears in the last 4 years or so. A big one started with scrapbooking. I was terrified of speaking out loud in front of a group of people, I was an incredibly shy person. A big step for me was teaching scrapbooking classes and I learned to love it.

 

 

whoops, this pic got a bit blurry. I’ll have to retake at a later time. The bottom part says: “Still be happily married to Steve”, “Be living back in Canada”, “be working my dream job”, “have a couple kids”, and “Be as happy as I am now”

 

The journaling on this is super hard to read so here it is:

“I remember the first time I held a cockroach. I was pretty terrified. But I did it, then continued to do a bunch more “scary” things such as:

– manned a Golden Eagle and carried her on my arm numerous times a week for months.

– Trained a Hyena to lie still while I vaccinated him

– Wrangled an Anaconda

– Regularly walked an Indian Crested Porcupine (and these can kill Lions!)

– Carried a Beaver when he started to wander too far away on his walks. (cause it’s kinda hard to put a leash on a Beaver)

– Sat with a Baboon while she “groomed” my arm (there were bars between us though)

– Rubbed lotion on a Rhinocerous

– Had my hand inside a Hippos mouth to feel his teeth

– Been in a pen with Reindeer (the most dangerous of the cervidae family)

BUT it took a lot of courage for me recently to hold a Scorpion. After doing all the above and more, was I afraid of a little scorpion? Damn right I was! I finally had to tell Steve just to put it in my hand and I was ok after that.

I feel like I’ve looked fear right in the eye and like a wild animal it stared back at me just daring me to challenge it. So I did, and I won. “