Saturday, March 1, 2014

Some thoughts on honesty

Happy Saturday from another snowy day in Chicago.

It's March 1st and that means it's time for a new theme and kit at Scrapbooking from the Inside Out

This month we are exploring HONESTY. The original name of the kit was candor. This is how the dictionary defines candor:


Basically, it is a synonym to the word honesty but... takes it a step further. 

Here's an example:

Being honest:  I don't care for this coffee.
Candor: This coffee is crap and it was all I could do to not spit it out.

See the difference? 

Honesty doesn't have to be pretty. But can you imagine how much more messy it could get if you were more frank about how you felt? I love the word candor now! And I realize that I possess that quality in more ways than one. (By the way... the messy element doesn't have to be a bad thing! We all have messy elements to our lives and they add character to who we are.)

So, my layouts this month, after looking them over again, didn't express the candor I had hoped. I don't know why. I don't hold back. I'm not afraid to speak what's on my mind. But, I think I am just going through a phase right now of being uninspired. Nothing is inspiring me. I'm kind of in a bleh stage and guess what?

That's OKAY! 

And the fact that I share that with you today, is me expressing candor. :) I'm being honest with the fact that I just don't have the umption to express much of anything.

At the same time, I look forward to sharing with you more of what I journaled and created. I'm looking forward to sharing more with you about how I can still express honesty when it seems like I might be holding something back. And it will happen here on my blog and the Inside Out blog. I hope you join me!

Here is a sneak photo of several of my layouts created with the kit. Such awesome product and symbolism! 


Are you on Facebook? If you are, come join me on my Profound Brunette Designs page where I will give daily tips on visual journaling. I'll also be sharing information on upcoming classes and workshops through Scrapbooking from the Inside Out! The group is growing and I'm excited to continue creating a place that encourages women to look at themselves from within and know that they matter. 

Have a wonderful weekend!

1 comment:

Kelly Jean said...

Love this Melissa! I totally understand the difference between honesty and candor. Sometimes its a hard decision to decide which one to express.