Give a Girl a Journal – The Seed

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WDS & The Seed for Give a Girl a Journal

In 2012, at the close of the World Domination Summit, Chris Guillebeau stood on stage and did an amazing thing; he and WDS celebrated and encouraged the power of possibility by giving everyone in the room $100 (yes, $100 cash) with the following note…

We’d love to see how you can put these funds to good use. Start a project, surprise someone or do something entirely different – it’s up to you.”

How would I rise to the occasion, I wondered? What could I do with this gift of possibility?

One day, sitting at my desk, chatting with my sister Shannon on the phone, I said that maybe I would use the money to give away a few journals. After all, I’d talked to hundreds of creatives for whom journaling was their core creative practice, a port in a storm, a dear friend and indispensable ally. What a simple and beautiful way to make a powerful difference. I though that maybe I could give these journals to girls and as the idea was finding its way out of me I said to Shannon, “Maybe I could write a note at the back of the journal that said, ‘Maybe one day you’ll give a girl a journal too.” I stopped in my tracks.

“Give a girl a journal. That sounds like something.”

“It does,” said Shannon. “It really does.”

For the next 4 years I kept that one hundred dollar bill in an envelope in my desk, waiting for the right time to bring this idea to life. I knew it could be something magical. I knew it could be something big. I wanted to be ready. And I am.

In the past year some of my nearest and dearest friends and colleagues have nurtured this seed within me. They have given me constant encouragement and opened up doors of possibility. This love and support was just the sunlight this seed of an idea needed to grow.

Give a Girl a Journal Seed Money

And so, on February 14th, Jamie Ridler Studios will be launching its first ever do-good initiative, Give a Girl a Journal.

Our goal is simple: to get journals into the hands of girls and empower them to use them.

In the next week, I’ll be sharing more, including several powerful stories from amazing women about the impact that journaling has had on their lives. And I’m inviting you to share your journal story as a part of the Give a Girl a Journal Blog Hop & Social Media Extravaganza this Sunday.

I hope you will join me on this wonderful adventure and help bring the magic of journaling into the lives of girls!

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Give a Girl a Journal

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Participate in the

Give a Girl a Journal

Blog Hop & Social Media Extravaganza

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If you’ve been looking for a place to fill your creative well, to discover your creative self, to stretch your creative wings, Jamie Ridler Studios is here for you.

I’d love for you to be a part of the studio, to have a sanctuary for your creative explorations. Let me welcome you in.


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