|inspired by Made Vibrant's #HandLetteringCourse and #MeetYourselfMarch|
I am still struggling with my weight, but I'm starting to really see the source of my current troubles--emotional eating. Grieving the loss of my dad has set me on quite the emotional roller coaster and even now, almost a year later, I still find ways to numb the pain rather than face my feelings. I'm hoping to address this by starting a long overdue daily journaling practice. I'm reading a book by Aurora Winters that offers a method for working through my thoughts and feelings. I've also started reading the book, 50 Ways to Soothe Yourself Without Food. I could definitely use some alternative methods to feeling better. I imagine some extra creative time will continue to be part of the plan, between my weekly 52 Weeks from the Heart and now a new challenge, Meet Yourself March.
Meet Yourself March is a challenge to encourage a daily lettering practice and self discovery. The challenge was created by Caroline Winegeart, an artist I discovered when listening to a "Raise Your Hand. Say Yes." podcast by Tiffany Han. I created today's image as Day One:
I am joining @ckelso #BetterLetteringCourse#MeetYourselfMarch Day 1's prompt: Three words to describe you. I thought about using obvious descriptions like creative, sensitive, loving, etc.. but the three word phrase "I am capable" seemed even more descriptive. I am capable of deep emotion and quiet strength. I am capable of crazy things like running a marathon and losing 30+ lbs. I am capable of great happiness and inspired change. Etc.. Now is the perfect time for me to remember this. I am capable!
I've completed the first few days of prompts and I'm really enjoying it. I hope the fun continues. It'll be interesting to see where this month takes me. Happy March!