Messy May - Daily-ish Journaling Challenge for Imperfect Creatives

Day 08 Mess

Remember: Bring your messy self, take what you need (no such thing as being behind), and remember that more than zero is enough.

Here’s the prompt for today’s Messy May:

MESS: Embrace the big beautiful messiness of life! Take old journal or diary pages from a time that felt “messy” in your life. Grab those scissors and take a page out of David Bowie’s cut up lyric process to dismantle some of those old thoughts, re-arrange messy heartaches, serendipitously let them land in a more poetic order. Mix up those words so they sing rather than sting. Then splatter them with paint and create art out of an old mess. 

Today's prompt is hosted by Lizzie Larock

Lizzie Larock

Lizzie is a coach, podcaster, and creator of the popular online and “in the wild” program, the Life Feast. Through her lively mashup of positive-psychology and creative iPhone photography, she helps people find their spark, get out of their own way, smack down their inner critic and find more joy, all while making it feel like a playful adventure. When Lizzie is not leading workshops or coaching clients, you can find her taking photos, sipping tea, hanging with her twins or performing her parodied mom life to 80’s rock songs for her favorite theatre group.

Here's some encouragement from Lizzie Larock

Lizzie Larock's advice for embracing imperfection in your journal:

Get your hands dirty. The messier the better. The bitch of the blank canvas can be daunting, so when you allow yourself to just let it be messy, the pressure is off and the creativity is ON!


Learn how to take a photo walk (by yourself or with your family) with Lizzie’s free guide.

The Life Feast

Lizzie is the host of The Life Feast. It’s an online and “in the wild” mashup of positive psychology & creative iPhone photography. Find more information here.