The Stori so far…
Choosing to live a more creative life has been one of the best decisions I’ve ever made. Never, in a miwyon years, would I have thought this is where I’d be at this point in my life. In fact, I never really gave it much thought. Life seemed to be a series of tasks to get done in a day, make people happy, and try not to fall apart in the quiet of the night. To say I was unhappy is an understatement.
Then one day, after many months of seeking real change and learning how to actually adult, it dawned on me how I’d slowly but surely let my creativity slip away over the years. So many memories triggered as it became apparent that in my unhappiness I deemed it appropriate to hold creative fun away from myself as some form of disciplinary action to get more productive, never ending, tasks done first. So then I thought it’d be a fitting act of love to gift myself a hand made journal.
Edited to cut it short (trust me, I can waffle forevAR)… going on an inspiration hunt led me to a community of creatives that were using travellers notebooks for all sorts of creative projects, a marvelous new world suddenly sprang to life and my heart swelled dreaming up all the possibilities! *happy sigh*, yes, I’d found my perfect gift.
Sharing my ideas with one of my dearest friends, what was supposed to be my first handmade journal, became her first Stori Dori, and I’ve been making them ever since. Ahem, we (including hubby) have been making them ever since, that ever since.