Published by TarcherPerigee on August 11th 2015
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Start Where You Are is an interactive journal designed to help readers nurture their creativity, mindfulness, and self-motivation. It helps readers navigate the confusion and chaos of daily life with a simple reminder: that by taking the time to know ourselves and what those dreams are, we can appreciate the world around us and achieve our dreams.
Featuring vibrant hand-lettering and images that have attracted a large following for her stationery and textile line in boutiques across the country, Meera Lee Patel's uplifting book presents supportive prompts and exercises along with inspirational quotes to encourage reflection through writing, drawing, chart-making, and more.
Featuring inspiring quotes from writers, artists, and other visionaries paired with open-ended questions and prompts, with plenty of room for writing and reflecting, this appealing full-color book will make a perfect gift and keepsake as well as being a powerful tool for positive change.
This is such a cool book. Planning for the future, making lists and goal setting all help make me feel a little more in control. However I also have a terrible fear of ruining things. I have stacks and buckets of stickers in my house that I sit and avoid using because if I use them, they will be ruined (or used). I’m always afraid that I will use a sticker and it will be gone an I will never be able to use it again. I had the same issue with this beautiful journal. It was pounded into my head as a child that YOU DO NOT WRITE IN BOOKS. I’ve carried this book around and looked at every page but I just haven’t been able to bring myself to write in it yet. I’ve been paralyzed with fear that my writing in it would destroy it, despite the fact that that is exactly what this journal is for.
Journaling paralysis. It’s a thing.
Don’t mind me though. If you don’t suffer from this crippling condition, then this journal is for you. The pages alternate. First there’s a beautiful water color illustration and a positive quote. Then on the facing page is a writing prompt that somehow embodies the quote on the opposite page. The prompts help with planning and goal setting. Plus to do lists! I’m a planner fiend! The more planners the better.
If you checked out the cover above, this is just a snippet of the beautiful paintings on the inside. I just like to flip through it. If you ever find yourself needing a little assistance on where to start, this is a fantastic workbook to get you going.