We’re always learning about ourselves.
I’ve always loved the idea of blogging. I’ve tried to blog before and it was unsuccessful. Not that I didn’t make money from it (I didn’t and it wasn’t my goal to) but that with life happening around me, I wasn’t able to continue with it.
I only recently started blogging actually. In December of 2016, I started CoffeeHeartMind to share my experiences with living with chronic illnesses. I was finally able to jump in with both feet considering I’d been on medical leave for over a year at that point. I wanted it to be my little corner of the internet where I could write about whatever my heart desires but it quickly grew to be – what I feel – strictly a chronic illness blog. Don’t get me wrong – I’m not complaining at all! I absolutely LOVE what is has become and truth be told, I’ve got a lot to say about chronic illness. But I started to feel like I couldn’t write about anything unrelated to chronic illness. It would just be so… off.
I wanted to use blogging as a tool to learn more about myself. I wanted a place where I can write my heart out and grow as a person. CoffeeHeartMind has helped me grow and accept myself as someone who will always be chronically ill but I wanted growth in different aspects as well. That feeling gave birth to Infinitely Chelle! My inspiration for this blog are two books that I own:
- The ME Journal: A Questionnaire Keepsake by Shane Windham
- Five-Year Memory Journal: 366 Thought-Provoking Prompts to Create Your Own Life Chronicle
I want to use these prompts and questionnaire to learn more about myself. I’m just putting it out here for the whole online world to see. Not only am I going to be using the prompts from the book but also all of the prompts that are available online. Since there are lots of different types of prompts out there, I’ll be setting each one up as a category of their own so that they’re easier to find.
*Note: Finding Myself will be the “catch-all” category.
I want this blog to be a place where I can write without limits. So while I grow as a person, I’m hoping to share different aspects of my life: books I’ve read, movies/shows I watch, and recipes I’ve tried for example.
I hope you’ll join me on my journey. I’m sure you’ll learn a lot about me throughout.
and just an FYI… Infinitely Chelle will be word-heavy. I will RARELY post pictures because I learned with my other blog, CoffeeHeartMind, that posting pictures is really time consuming.
Finding Myself: A Prompt Introduction
Since one of my goals with this blog is to help me find myself, what better way to do that than to use prompts and to answer questions you normally wouldn’t ask yourself. So many prompts are available on Pinterest, so I will be using some of them in my journey.
Just to give you a taste of what’s to come, here are some types of prompts that I will regularly use here in Infinitely Chelle.
These prompts are the ones that I find in my books. As I mentioned above, the two books that inspired me to start this blog are:
• The ME Journal: A Questionnaire Keepsake by Shane Windham
• Five-Year Memory Journal: 366 Thought-Provoking Prompts to Create Your Own Life Chronicle
I’m probably going to be using these prompts the most. If you’ve ever looked up “Journal Prompts” in Pinterest, you’ve seen how many prompts there are out there – usually categorized by month.
I’m already excited about this and I haven’t even started yet! These are letters that you write to a certain someone but not actually send it to them. I’ve written letters before, but they’ve only ever been to myself… you know… to my younger self or older self. From experience, it’s nice to get things off your chest by writing these sorts of letters.