discover your created self

Perspective: Day Five {and final RJD}

“Keep on asking, and you will receive what you ask for. Keep on seeking, and you will find. Keep on knocking, and the door will be opened to you. (Matthew 7:7 NLT)


Have you ever played hide-n-seek with yourself? Probably not. But I was thinking that the journey of growing up and becoming who we want to be, or hope to be, or think we’re supposed to be can often feel like a game of hide-n-seek.

When I was child, my imagination led me to many possible things I could become: a nurse, a mother, a journalist, a farmer, or even an astronaut. In my youth, I wanted to be an author like Jo in Little Women or a social worker like my pastor’s wife, and my options still seemed untapped. And after I got married and had our boys, I still dreamed of all the things I could be one day. A inspirational speaker traveling from town to town sharing my faith. An award winning author traveling from city to city promoting her book.

But I never imagined, I would be a suburban mother with grown children, who worked to get her English degree before she was fifty, and would self-publish a little book of devotions that barely get promoted (because I am lazy) or that I would be teaching fun art classes. Or that I would be turning empty rooms in our home into an art studio and classroom space for other suburban women searching for their hidden, created self. Or that I would be part of a community in the blogosphere.

One of the first random people I met via the interspace was Dawn. She and Susie were hosting a Random Journal Day link-up, where brave souls shared random excerpts from their journals. Recently, Dawn announced that it was time to discontinue the monthly link-up. I was sad, but knew that there was a season for everything. I am thankful because I have new friends that love to write and to journal, and I know we will have other wonderful opportunities to connect and link-up in NEW ways!

See Dawn’s announcement and gratitude below:

After much consideration and discussion with my Co-Hostess Susie and regular participants, it has come time to share some news. Random Journal Day will be discontinued, a least in the form we have been participating in since the first RJD in 2012. It has been such a wonderful season shared with wonderful friends- Some faithful and some who drop in occasionally. All have blessed and I hope been blessed in participating within our close knit community.

I am still happy for fellow Journal Keepers who would like to guest post on the blog (I will be creating a page for this possibility soon) but NEXT Friday – February 5, 2016 will be our last official “RJD” link up. BUT- STAY TUNED for the alternative journaling opportunities ahead.


My not-so random contribution to today’s final link-up comes from a past blog post, where I discovered that I own a magic wand. Click here to read.

Here’s your prompt for today:

I wish . . .

Come back tomorrow! The daily series 29 Days of Seeing NEW: A Perspective Journey continues!





4 responses to “Perspective: Day Five {and final RJD}”

  1. Love love love this! I have enjoyed the way you look at life and how it spills out onto paper in such a colorful way! Thanks for joining our little journal journey.

    1. Susie- I’m so glad I found you all! I am excited about your book! I’m ordering mine today! Yay!

  2. Kel, I have a wand ! It is gold…lol. I wrote about it awhile back…but it was more of a message for believers thinking God is their magic wand…I just took it out today because I wanted to use it for a journal workshop I will be teaching (God willing) locally! Your book is one of my faves, as is the way you look at things in general…lol. I am also grateful that you joined in and oh so connected …truly kindred we are ,my friend! We must skype soon so I can pick your brain about the our mutual stepping out locally for workshop teaching in Journaling…as time allows… LOVE this painting…Grateful for you, Kel!

  3. Kel: Good thoughts. We all find ourselves wishing for something to make our lives and our work easier. That’s because we are human. Blessings on you and yours.

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Hi! My name is Kel Rohlf. I am an intuitive mixed-media artist, creative writer and performer. Life is a performance. I often attend.


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