This is the audacious idea that launched the very first 30 Day Journal Project in January, 2014.
Since then, more than 8,000 journalers have participated from around the globe.
For many, it was the very first time they dared to face the blank page.
So many people wrote in to say:
“Wow – I never journaled before, and this project inspired me to begin.”
Other participants are experienced writers, coaches, and creatives – many who teach daily writing and creativity themselves!
Why I created the 30 Day Journal Project
Creative journaling is my number one tool as an artist and creative entrepreneur.
I designed this project to help you discover the magic that happens when you journal for 30 days.
30 days of prompts and ideas to inspire, motivate, and en-Courage you, with creative community to support you. That’s my intention.
“This is THE BEST on-line journaling I have done! The quotes are great and the prompts are thought (and soul) provoking.”
— shared by Linda, July 2015 participant
How it works:
The 30 Day Journal Project brings you 30 days of inspiration and journaling prompts for 30 days, delivered right to your email address.
Add your email below to register.
It’s free to participate.
When: January 1-30, 2016
When you register, you’ll get two emails right away.
- Email #1 asks you to confirm your registration. You must confirm to be added to the workshop.
- After you confirm, email #2 includes info about the workshop you’ll want to open and keep for reference.
Starting January 1st, you’ll get one lesson a day, for 30 days!
You’ll learn how to stoke your creative fire, and find support for showing up, being brave, and daring to face the blank page.
A strong inner creative fire cultivates courage and confidence, two of the most vital qualities everyone needs to make something new.
“I’ve been keeping written journals since I was a child and been on a healing journey of sorts for some time but there is something about working through the prompts and reading about your work and experiences that has unlocked something in me that I didn’t even know needed unlocking.”
— 2015 participant in the FLOW: 30 Day Journal Project
Let’s Journal Together!
Supplies: All you need to begin is a notebook and something to write with. If you’ve taken other workshops with me, you can use those supplies, too. If not, you’ll see some fun ideas to try yourself.
There’s more goodness included, including ways to connect with other participants, and get pretty visuals to print out for your journal, add to your Pinterest gallery, or share as you wish.
When I offered the first 30 Day Journal Project, I found that having the prompts printed out in advance helped me get right into my journaling for the day.
Get ALL 30 days of prompts & quotes (plus one bonus day) with 2 different layout designs
FIRE: PRINTABLES | $12
My goal with this project is to help you discover the power and magic of regular creative journaling.
Whether you are brand new to journaling or simply want to break out of a rut in your creative practice, the following two methods of using these printable prompts will make it fast and easy to get going.
“Last year, my (new) boyfriend and I did the 30 day journal challenge, and loved it. We shared our journals at the end, and read everything the other wrote. It gave us good insight into ourselves and each other.”
Got Page Fright?
Yeah! Bring it with you to the course! You’re in the right place!
The common dilemmas that journalers face include:
- a) trying to keep a journal, but giving up out of frustration, boredom, or the simple neglect of “life” getting in the way
- b) already avid journalers, but eager to explore the magic of connected writing in a virtual group
- c) people who do lots of written journals, but have never thought of answering prompts with images before
- d) people who do art journaling, but feel intimidated by writing
Tell me: What is your biggest challenge with journaling? What do you most want to learn or experience next in your own journaling?
The 30 Day Journal Project brings together a community of kindred journalers from around the world.
Many participants have never journaled before!
All creative endeavors work so much better when we have a support system. We don’t have to go it alone!
Connect with Lisa and a community of journalers here:
Use the hashtag #30dayjournal wherever you post, so we can find you!
Once you register for the course, if you don’t see the confirmation email, check your spam folder, or the Promotions tab in gmail.
99% of the time, it’s hiding in there. If so, drag the email into your inbox folder.
.75% of the time, the email address was entered incorrectly.
.25% of the time, we file under x-factor. Who knows what the hell happened – it disappeared into the vortex where that one missing sock always mysteriously goes. If this is the case, please stop by the blog to get the posts as they’re published.
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Q&A / 30 Day Journal Project
Q: If you join are you required to log on at a certain time every day?
Answer: There is no log in required at all. The prompts are delivered to your email, one each day for 30 days.
Q: Do you share your work with others? Or is it just for yourself. Just curious how that works.
Answer: All journaling is kept private. You work inside your own sketchbook, notebook or journal.
Q: I guess I’ve never done journaling that isn’t just writing so I’d be nervous to share my work with people that are fabulous artist like yourself.
Answer: If you’ve never journaled before…I am SO glad you are here! This 30 Day Journal Project is designed for all to discover the magic of journaling. In all of my courses, any sharing that happens (in the comments or in our Facebook group) is about one’s own experience doing the journaling, not the content of the journaling.
* * * SHARING YOUR WORK* * *
I’m working with some genius curators who are helping to wrangle your stories about the participating in the project, and your images. If you’d like to volunteer to help, or share curation strategies, please leave a comment, below, and we’ll get in touch.
Some folks are sharing in these ways:
On their own blogs, with a link to this project page: 30 Day Journal Project
On Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, with the hashtag: #30DayJournal and a link to the project: 30 Day Journal Project
And…just want to mention because it’s important:
Most people in this project are choosing to keep their pages private. Which is what I recommend in the workshops.
Whatever shows up on our journal pages are artifacts of a deeply personal journey.
So, when you decide to share, IF at all, please be discerning, and…Go Gently.
Still have Questions?
Ask away in the comments…
Let’s find out!
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