Today didn’t start out, or continue, as I had planned. Unexpected things came up all day, which is why I’m writing now, rather than much earlier this morning. But today did prompt a question that we should address regularly in our journals: How does the unexpected happen in your life?
List a few times when you were visited by the unexpected (which might be either a serendipitous event, or a time when your plans just fell apart). Cover your words with colors that reflect emotionally the outcomes of those “unexpecteds”. Of course which colors you pick are unique to yourself —- I might pick blue because it reflects pleasant, peaceful, and expansive moments; you might use blue for the sadder consequences of unexpected events.
If you have time, think through and record in words or image a time in your life where a series of unexpected things happened that somehow changed your life: your job was terminated and you ended up moving across the country and meeting your new love along with your new job; you tried to semi-retire and found yourself unexpectedly pregnant with an entirely surprising second half of life (my story!); or whatever set of synchronicities sent your life onto a new path.
Enjoy! See you tomorrow!
This is day 11 of a series of daily prompts for written, visual, or art journalling, or just for pondering. For more background information, see the Intro page https://catcharissage.com/2014/10/29/announcing-sixty-days-of-visual-journalling-prompts/, or this post on visual journalling: https://catcharissage.com/2014/07/12/talking-about-journals/.