A new journal. Usually it takes me about a quarter of a year to fill it up (especially now that I am back to writing) so this new one will be busy, dark and heavy – difficult times ahead but also a lot of self-exploration with the new school so I found this Moleskine quite fitting.
I am staying with the book-themed one for additional inspiration, adding a bit of washi tape and some vintage stickers to the mix. That also means I can prepare all the pages in advance and think about the journal’s beginning and ending – a very fitting metaphor for how counselling studies work and how I approach the work with each client too.
I used to struggle with endings but after 2018-2019 series of losses and changes I am at peace with the entire cycle. Because as someone wise said to me life is all about cycles: starting, moving forward, closing, moving on and sometimes even reopening them again. And that’s OK. Change is in our nature, it feeds growth.