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In August I started a brand new journal that is very cool, covered in little tiny books that all have girl in the title (The Girl Who Lost Things, Two Girls and a Secret, A Ripping Girl) and is lined.

I wanted to start a bullet journal and continue keeping my regular journal and have an art journal…because why do one thing well when I can do three things moderately okay?  Anyway, I decided to just go with one place for all of these things.

This is my first art journal item in the new journal, and the bullet journal stuff is already an evolving prospect. I put together a grid and some to do lists and I already have ideas for other stuff and how I want it to look.

Basically, I’m just trying right now.

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Just a Thought

I always had the feeling that no one understood me anyway, that no one knew who I was and what made me do this or that. And you know, when no one understands you, then no one can call you to account.
—Bernard Schlink/The Reader

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more deadpool punnage

Outgoing 08/04/18 #katieabeydesign #postcard #wedgehead

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Just a Thought

The best way to get kidnapped is to be a beautiful nymphomaniac with rich and loving parents. Don’t have time to cultivate a sex addiction and/or a loving relationship with your parents? No worries. You can always go to Mexico, the second most Kidnap Krazy nation on Earth.
—Steve Hely & Vali Chandrasekaran/The Ridiculous Race

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pangolin, motivated melon, and another deadpool pun

Outgoing 08/03/18 #postcards #wedgehead #katieabeydesign

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Just a Thought

For instance, what if someone were peering at me right now, through their curtains, the inside of their house dark and still – maybe they’re manic depressive. And they look outside and see me, the personification of a defeated sigh wrapped in an overcoat, trudging along the uneven sidewalk.

I’d call the police if it were me.
—Patton Oswalt/Zombie Spaceship Wasteland

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deadpool, a venn diagram, and a stab in the face to depression

I know depression is a theme for me, but I’m doing what I can right now to fight that depression. For me, writing letters and postcards and little notes always gives me such a sense of joy. A giant sense of joy. But the last couple of years every time I’ve sat down at my writing desk and attempted to send something out to a friend, a pen-pal, or a total stranger, it has been a ridiculous struggle. Supremely painful to my brain and my heart.

I’m not really even sure why a cloud has settled over me when it comes to this amazing hobby, but since I started this bullet journal experiment, I am attempting to create realistic goals so that I can feel like I am accomplishing something and not feel like I’m overextending my time and my energy.

Having this great gift of Katie Abey Design stuff arrive around the exact same time that I felt ready to start reaching out again was also a great little bump to my heart. I am certain I owe a million jillion people letters and responses, and I’m crossing my fingers that this great feeling continues and I can keep sending out little smiles.

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Just a Thought

As we age, we become our parents; live long enough and we see faces repeat in time.
—Neil Gaiman/The Ocean At The End Of The Lane

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Find Your Worth

This month I started a bullet journal.
This month I will make an effort.
This month I’m joining weight watchers.
This month my son turns 27.
This month I’m going to keep fighting my depression.

 

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Just a Thought

I thought of years of deportment lessons, and geography. I thought of endless meetings of the cabinet ministry, while the sun shone outside. I thought of treaties, and of shipwrecks. If only I had known. One adverse reaction to a small legume could have spared me years of care and work.
—Kara Coryell/Rose and Silver, Straw and Gold: Fairy Tales Retold/The Princess and The Pea

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