December Reflections returns!

December Reflections, 2015 |


Well, for a minute there I didn’t think this was going to happen, but it is, it’s here! Welcome back December Reflections, 2015!

Inspired by The August Break, I instigated December Reflections last year as a gentle way to close out the year while having fun doing it in community. As ever I’ve compiled a list of photo prompts we can shoot, though I also think these will work really well as journaling prompts, too, should you be so inclined :)

This project has no real rules – the idea is to simply take a photograph every day(ish) for the whole of December. That’s it. Pause, look around you and shoot what you see. Reflect on how the year’s gone down. Enjoy a bit of mindful creativity in the run up to the new year.

You can use any camera. You could shoot every day or every other day or just on weekends. You can share your photos or just enjoy taking them without sharing. You can follow along with the prompts or just do your own thing. You can join in at any time.

Anything goes, loves!


December Reflections, 2015 |


There are several ways we can gather together as a community:

1. Share your photos on Instagram using the #DecemberReflections hashtag

2. Add your photos to the December Reflections 2015 Flickr group

3. Add your blog to our blog roll (over HERE) so we can all find new blogs to read!

I haven’t created a Facebook group for DR simply because there will be one for Find Your Word (more on that very soon!) so let’s just enjoy taking our photos and hang out on Instagram and Flickr, yeah? Let’s keep it simple.

We start on Tuesday! xo

Something for the weekend

Something for the weekend |

I’m not much of a blogger these days and, to be honest, I’m okay with that. The thrill of creating new classes and hanging out on other social media outposts is enough for me right now. However, I’m still cooking up some treats for the end of the year. If all goes to plan, we have December Reflections, the Unravelling the Year Ahead 2016 workbook AND an updated run of Find Your Word to look forward to in the next few weeks. ALL FREE. All fun. All things I love sharing. More very soon on all of that! xo

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Something for the weekend

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