Junk journal

Inside my 2017 junk journal

I absolutely love junk journaling. It let’s me combine my loves of journaling, art, and memory-keeping.

Here’s a bit of a look at my 2017 junk journal with some of the standout events from my year.

The year started with my last beach mission where I wrote a book about everything I’ve learnt from 12 years of beach mission. That’s sand from McCrae beach in that pocket.

At beach mission I learnt how to solve a Rubik’s Cube. It blew me away because I never thought I’d be able to do it. It gave me a symbol for beach mission and life: the impossible is possible.

Ballet has been a huge part of my life this year and is a dream come true. I got the uniform, moved up to grade 5 ballet and will be doing pre-pointe work next year.Ā I’m thankful every day that I found a dance school that lets me do ballet as an adult. And we’ve had the most amazing opportunities. Here, the Qld Ballet came to teach us classes. Was amazing!

Another great ballet opportunity was to dance on live TV for Sunrise. We had to get up super early and it was so surreal but so fun.

And finally, I got to do my first dance performance with The Addams Family. Ticking off so many things on my dance bucket list. Thought it would never happen the older I got, but it’s all happening and I’m so thankful.

This year I wanted the full show experience at the Bowen Show. I wanted to go on some rides. So I went on Ali Baba and thought it would be tame. Nope. It was terrifying. Screamed so much and couldn’t move my hands when I got off cos I’d been holding on so tightly to the contraption holding me in. But I was glad I faced a fear. No more rides for me now.

I went to Cedar Creek Falls for the first time this year and it was beautiful. Got my favourite landscape photo there.

Cyclone Debbie – what an event!!! No power for a week, flooding, the worst night of my life bucketing water from the house. But it was all good and I saw so much help given to the glory of God.

Flew to Melbourne because my grandma died. My kindred spirit. The one who nurtured my creative side and got me. The letter-writing paper was from her. The black page is from a colouring book of hers. I used to play with her coloured glass blocks as a kid and I got to keep them.

I got the best surprise when my brother’s family visited us. They spent time creating in my room which was dubbed JD’s Art Studio. I kept some of the work they did and included it in my journal.

This year I discovered happy mail along with junk journaling. Love this crafty world where we send craft items to people around the world and create memories in our junk journals. This page spread only has items sent to me from happy mail.


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