52 Weeks Being Me

Welcome to my Year Long and FREE e-class..."Being Me: 52 Weeks of Soul Searching and Loving Yourself". I am so GRATEFUL for each one of YOU!! This is my MOST pinned and shared class with nearly 200,000!! I wrote this course during a very dark time in my life. This class helped me get out of my depression!! Writing and sharing and inspiring is my PASSION and I hope this class INSPIRES you to live your VERY BEST life!! Have a Blessed and Wonderful 2017!!!!!

Introduction to 52 Weeks
Week One: Morning Routine
Week Two: Mission Statement
Week Three: Absolute Yes List
Week Four: Sleeping Rocks!
Week Five: Move your Body!!!
Week Six: Be Nice
Week Seven: Happiness is...
Week Eight: Finding Solitude
Week Nine: Reflection
Week Ten: Eating Fresh
Week Eleven: Get Outside!
Week twelve: Taking Risks
Week Thirteen : Stop Putting it off!
Week Fourteen: Thank You
Week Fifteen: Are you Listening?
Week Sixteen: Are you Joy Oriented?
Week Seventeen: Abundant Living
Week Eighteen: Thinking about the past
Week Nineteen:  Home
Week Twenty: One Small Thing
Week Twenty One: One Small Thing Part 2
Week Twenty Two: Rejection
Week 23: Our HOliday Absolute YES List
Week 24: Your Personal Abundance
Week 25: Sit Back, Relax and Enjoy
Week 26: Time to REALLY Take care of YOU
Weeks 27&28: Get Ready for your BEST year YET!
Week 29&30: Let's Make 2014 our VERY BEst Year EVER!!
Week 31: Passion and Fear
Week 32: Letting your CReatIViTy GOOOOOO!
Week 33: What Kind of Mood are You In?
Week 34: Who is on your Forgive and Forget List?
Week 35&36: Review & Move Forward
Week 37: See and Celebrate! 
Week 38: Living With NO Regrets!
Week 39: Embracing Change
Weeks 40-45: Being Me
Weeks 46-52: The Final Weeks


  1. Well, all I have left is Me so I guess this class is for me.
    I am on several FB boards and depressed so I will be anonymous #1.
    I just got some 'me' stamps.
    I scrapbook, I PL and sometimes mix it up and I Smash

  2. I am at a crossroads so what better way to find the right path than this? Perfect timing!

  3. Hi there! I came across your this course and challenge last night. I am new to art journaling. But it was your message that drove me here. I am excited about joining in!

    1. You are so inspiring. . .I feel like I was led to you. Don't ask me how I randomly landed on your website; I don't know! I feel you are a friend, I've never met. We share the same religion, we have shared similar trials, we love our families more than anything. I love the 52 weeks of soul searching concept. You are gifted with putting your thoughts to words, pictures and art. You have two beautiful children with lovely partners. I'm in the same boat. My son found his true love on his mission!! I pray this beautiful couple makes it to the alter! Please share more updates about your children and the progress of their romances. My name is Janalee, I've never blogged before. With my naivety, I'm signing off as "Anonymous." Blessings to you and yours.

    2. Hi Janalee!! I would LOVE to get in touch with you!! Do you have an email?? or FB?? I love that your son found his love on his mission!!! Sooo happy you found me!!!!!

  4. Tis has been wonderful for me . I am loving it. Thanks so much for doing it.

  5. Thank you for posting and sharing and giving us a chance to do this, too! I'm super excited to start.

    I have a question, though--what happened to the links for Weeks 6,7,and 8?

  6. I am on it...not sure!! thanks for pointing this out:)

  7. I just found you through Kristal Norton (WOOO HOOO!) and I'm in! Routine - the VERY words I am getting from other places. I'll get up that 30 (ohmygodwhathaveicommittedto) minutes early and be there. Starting now. Bless you and thanks for the challenge.

  8. I too found you though Kristal Norton. I also am up to the challenge - I think. I certainly want to make changes in my way of living so that I can have more time in my life for art and creativity. I think I am older than some of you. Instead of dealing with the constraints of work, children, etc. I am retired, children grown, but my beloved husband was diagnosed 2 years ago with Alzheimers. I am his 24/7 caregiver and am adamant that he will stay at home with me. That is no assistant living or nursing home. I know that I need a routine that includes my art time. Right now my routine is mostly caring for my husband and trying to keep myself together. Tired and stressed. Tomorrow will be different. Thank you for this class.

    1. Anonymous, I am so sorry for what you're going through. I'm happy to hear that you are a creative and artistic person, as that will surely provide you with some much needed escape from time to time. Being the primary care taker for a loved one with Alzheimer's is one of the most difficult and trying experiences a person can ever go through. No one can really understand it unless they've been through it. I personally have not, but as a hospice nurse I have had the opportunity to support several people who have. I encourage you, if you haven't already, to get hospice on board if your husband qualifies (and by the way, that doesn't mean he's dying soon). They can help in so many ways, and you need all the help and support you can find. Also let your friends and family know you need help and then let them help. And don't feel guilty about it. An Alzheimer's support group is also a good idea, even if it has to be on line. You can give your husband better care if you are also being cared for and supported. Sorry, I know this isn't directly about creativity (which I am totally committed to), but I hope it gives you some ideas to explore so you have the opportunity to indulge in pursuits that make you happy as you give your beloved husband this beautiful gift of your love and care. I will be praying for you.

    2. Thank you for your kind words of support. My name is Barbara and I am looking forward to getting to know you through this class.

  9. Awww.. are soo sweet . Thanks for being here:)

  10. Leslie, I love the idea of getting others involved in a creative commitment project by making it a free e-course. What a wonderful way to spread the love!

  11. I had actually started this and wound up getting so busy with life that I had to stop. I look forward to starting it again in the new year!


  13. I'm totally IN this will be a great way to document ME

  14. I love art journaling and found this blog looking for some inspiration. I really related to your blog about why you're doing this 52 weeks. I'm so glad that your free week program is still posted on here for us to do even though you started it a long time ago. Eager to start the weeks....thanks!

  15. It is now March of 2015. I saw this site and your words instantly spoke to me. I will be following your 52 weeks and wanted u to know u r still touching lives. Thank u!

  16. My name is Georgina. I am a bit late joining in but I found this on pinterest and in my current mindset with illness and other issues this is just what my psychologist has asked me to try. I was floundering badly however. Thank you for the helping hand you have given to me and all these people before me. You are an amazing person. May i contact you if there are any questions please?

  17. I love this! I'm just starting my first week and I can't wait to see the results that this will yield.

    I have one question for the other people doing this... Because I am notorious for beginning something and then stopping when it gets difficult or even when I have an opportunity to stop... How should I approach a change to my new morning routine when I'm out of town?

  18. I would love to do this year long journey!!! How can I get access to you guide???

  19. I know I am coming in on this really late. But I stumbled onto this just today. I would really like to join, even though I am way behind you all. What a great way to find my footing again and get in touch with my creativity. I have been trying to find a way to fill my life with new things.

  20. Hello! I just came across this today and am eager to start the venture of myself. I know this was posted a couple years ago now but is there anyways the links to week 1, 2 & 3 could be repaired? I am unable to click on them, but I have access to the others.

  21. Wow I'm having a rough personal time right now and I hardly ever use Pinterest - but this morning it came up and your link was at the top - I feel like it is a gift from above. Thank you so much for sharing!!! ❤️❤️😍

  22. This was the first thing I saw on my Pinterest this morning, it feels like this is something I need. How do you get started?

  23. This was the first thing I saw on my Pinterest this morning, it feels like this is something I need. How do you get started?

  24. Is it even possible to still get all the information for this challenge as it looks like a lot of the links are no longer there or active?

  25. Umm...I also just found this and am not sure if the Facebook part is still open or if I should join that part too. I'm on week two and it's a bit daunting. Not in a bad way, just in a whoa, I feel unbalanced and out at sea. That's why I was wondering if I should join the facebook group. (Though sitting here I kind of want to get my own people...idk yet.) Thank you for what you have made here, either way. My blog isn't in real time just so you know but I list your website when I write about it.

  26. As a retiree, I have been at a loss in direction for my life. Thank you for doing this as I think it will help me get out of my rut!

  27. I am in! YOur classrs are so wonderful, i can't wait to get started!

  28. I would love to join.

  29. I would love to try this class.

  30. Howdy! I'm 52 years young and still only love that girl in the mirror part-time. I am hoping this challenge will help, and thank you for doing this!! I think we we truly lived ourselves the other stuff in life would either fall away or be manageable.


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