Today I am sharing a 2- page 4 x 8 hybrid project about how my mind turns to gravy when I swim. I think about everything - and anything while trying to count laps and breaths. Sometimes what I think about interrupts itself so forcefully that I have totally lost track of how many laps I've swam. When I give myself a talking to mostly, or someone else...you know? Those talks. The ones when you tell someone off, or speak your mind but you know there is no way you're ever going to confront them. Or, in that conversation you had and the things you should have said. But, didn't. Then there are the lists, the grocery lists, the to-do lists that go in one water-filled ear and out the other, water-filled ear. What I need are those bluetooth waterproof earbuds. And, someone to teach me how to use Spotify and iTunes and any other music app, or program because I don't even know what you call them. For reals. Yep, stuff like that goes through my mind too.
Then there are the chastisements and belittlings. Of myself. I do not want to go there again. Then, I remember what Lap I'm on and I count my breaths and I plan out scrapbooking projects and wish I was more creative. Yep, all in one swim. As if 38 laps wasn't exhausting enough.
This is a hybrid project with the inclusion of the flip up journal card attached with a piece of washi tape. I used a 'tape measure' washi tape to mimic the 'ruler' along the side of the journal card and also, truthfully, because I measure my swims.
Under the journal card is simply more journaling. It 'explains' the mind-reel on the left hand side.