I'm ready to jump in!
Well, it's a bit cold to jump into Lake Luxembourg (pictured above), plus you're not actually allowed to swim there, so I probably wouldn't jump in even if the temps were higher, but I'm ready to jump
into some consistent online socializing.
And look what I found to help me jump -> TWO super cool Instagram-centric gatherings:
Starting April 1st there's Susannah Conway's April LOVE photo challenge.
During the ass-freezing Winter (just now passing), when I was seeing the same four walls seemingly ALL THE TIME, I grew weary of attempting to find fresh things to photograph ("That wall? Again??"); I am so looking forward to having prompts that help me focus/find things to photograph and share on Instagram - and super excited about checking out other people's photos.
There are also a whole bunch of folks connected with this gathering who'll visit my email box (yours too, if you sign up) through the month of April with self-love stories and inspiration - YES!
Then there's Elle Luna & The Great Discontent's 100 Day Project - which is described as: "...a celebration of process that encourages everyone to participate in 100 days of making."
Starting April 6th I'm going to play with watercolors for 100 days. I've always been drawn to watercolors, yet it's rare for me (three/four times in the past 10 years) to get my set out and experiment. That is about to change! P.S. I'm on the hunt for watercolor tutorials for newbies, so if you know of any please share in the comments!
Spring is shaping up as FUN!
Want to join me? The water's warm (metaphorically speaking) and these gatherings are no cost, plus (imho) I think that participating in them is guaranteed to establish some new online friendships (cool, right?).
Want to hear (and/or read) stories that bring you awareness, allowing, acceptance and appreciation (i.e. celebration!) - of yourSELF! As you are. Now!
Yeah? Good! Then check out Square-Peg Celebration: Stories of Acceptance and Grace.
There's a gorgeous 47-page pdf including the essays, Slightly-British Daughter's gorgeous photography, and inspiring quotes - plus a recording of each essay! (see: hear and/or read!)
What are you waiting for? Go on over and listen (there's a free mp3 sample!).