This year, I’m using the Present Over Perfect Guided Journal. I read Shauna Neiquist’s Present Over Perfect book when it came out a few years ago and so much of it just connected with me. When I saw she had created a journal, I knew it was right for this season of my life. The journal has small excerpts from the book and prompts to help you think, reflect, and write. I’ll be sharing some of the prompts and my responses.
Prompt (pg. 119): What would your life be like if your days were studded by tiny, completely unproductive, silly, nonstrategic, wild and beautiful… reminders that it’s all about the heart, not about the hustle?
I have a hard time imagining what this would even look like. I’m not known for being silly or wild. I’m not sure how to even be those things. Or spontaneous.
So what could it look like?
Dance party breaks. Definatley dancing.
Ice cream detours. Definatley more ice cream.
Stopping for hugs. No matter what. Hugs need to trump everything.
Jokes. More jokes. Lots more laughter.
Connection. Focusing on connection over direction.
Why is this so hard for me? Why am I so much more Martha than Mary?
Lord, teach me the one necessary thing.