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Illuminating: the importance of validation

I am writing everyday and loving it.

It’s a challenge but it’s a goal. I also am posting on Instagram almost everyday with @storyofmyhome but they haven’t reposted one of my photos yet.

Perhaps they are not good enough.

It is illuminating to me how much I need them to choose one of my photos which is crazy.


Why do I need validation? That’s not why I started this, it’s not why I am writing everyday and my Instagram ( as much as I would like more followers) is just about my home and life. It’s not about what other people think.

I actually don’t want to create a home or an account that is just filed with carbon copy of everyone else’s.

The irony is I don’t need the validation, I just think I do. I will probably write in a few posts that they shared my photo. because I am fickle.

Things I am learning:

  • I decide my worth ( even if I don’t fully appreciate myself just yet)
  • Looking on the bright side is better than dwelling on past disappointments
  • I should appreciate all that I have
  • I need to draw more and more I can only improve

About DP

Hi, I am Dana. I am dyspraxic trying to function and get organised in my dysfunctional world. I don’t shy away from technology but I do have a preference for all things paper and analog. I am trying to organise our lives through my bullet journal, travel around the globe and save money!!! Impossible I know. I have a hard time believing that you should spend a fortune on one day. So, with my creative skills and frugality I will hopefully create my dream wedding without getting into debt. My bullet journal has been a life saver, so much that I now have 3. One for life, one for wedding planning and my last for this blog. I am lost without them. I have a wonderful partner, two fur babies ( Manhattan and Frank) a full time job that I love and my love of blogging. Please bear with me with my spelling and grammar I do proof read about 4 times but I still miss things. I won’t be offended if you correct me. So that’s me, I draw and teach art to both kids and adults and I believe anyone can create anything you just have to practice. I have had to try and try at organising, that is why I am the Dysfunctional Planner.

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