While we were in Savannah, I let the concept of the class really sink in and all the sights and sounds and emotions that I experienced there reveal to me who I really am.
The class started with us writing a standard introduction of ourselves. You know like, "Hi, my name is Jenn. I'm a wife in my 30's.....blah blah blah. After I was finished with this exercise, I couldn't believe how many labels I put on myself. Here is my first introduction:
After we wrote our introductions, we tore them up and wrote a new introduction in our journals. This one was an intro without labels and without limts. Everything that I had experienced in Savannah flooded back. Here is my new introduction:
I plan on writing this on a big sheet in my "big girl" journal (a 18 x 23 watercolor pad) and keep adding to it. Now came the fun improvisational part. Natasha provided prompts that we were to choose at random. I ended up with senses and the word "sensational". I decided that the sense that I wanted to journal about was my sense of sight. The things that I find sensational are all in nature. So, I took my torn pieces and created a rose and dragon flies.
I really urge you to try this process. Get out of the boxes that you put yourself in and discover who you really are. Then, play a little improv game to get your journaling going.