Happy 2019! The Best Is Yet To Come!


Happy 2019 my dear friends! Welcome to our first post of the year! Yeehaw!! 😀

I am sincerely thrilled to embark on yet another year of journeys with you!


How are you faring this New Year? Are you feeling pumped-up about your resolutions…? Or are you taking it slow, with planning and reflecting?

My sincere hope is that this post will inspire energy to ‘Get Moving‘, with mindfulness, and a healthy dose of self-love!

But first…My utmost thanks and appreciation to you, for sticking with Scrapbook Journeys thus far! Thank you for the immense support, all through 2018!

And if you’ve just stumbled upon this page, welcome to my Scrapbook Journeys’ Family. YOU ROCK!! 😀

Today’s post is short, thoughtful, with a couple of resources to help us along, as we plan and set our 2019 goals.


Reflections… Looking Back To Move Forward


Study the past if you would define the future~ Confucius


Take a moment, to consider: how do you feel about 2018, and its events… ( I’ll wait 😉 )

So, just before the past year wrapped up, my friend Christine posted a Collage of pictures on Instagram…

Honestly, recalling all the moments shared with our group of friends, through a year that had its fair share of challenges, came as a pleasant surprise!

That’s when I realized that the mind plays some trick on us… Such that, while our simple, happy memories take a backseat, we remember our struggles & mistake quite vividly.

And with a New Year and process of Goal-setting, it’s easy to linger on the things that went unaccomplished. Can you relate…?


Happy 2019… The Best Is Yet To Come!

Now consider: what if we changed our thinking and focus? I bet this would certainly be a Happy 2019, ay?


Gratitude makes sense of our past, brings peace for today, and creates a vision for tomorrow ~ Melody Beattie 


Now, I know we’re all at different points, and I may not fully grasp what you’re facing in your personal circumstances…

I do hope, however, that you’ll find the strength and courage to show up for yourself, and with a sense of gratitude. 🙂


Helpful Tips And Resources For a Happy 2019!
  • Find a quiet place, bring a pen, notebook/journal + an open heart and mind.
  • Check out my post on Goal Setting Here 
  • Download the Year Compass Booklet to reflect on 2018, and plan for 2019. (Credits to my friend Muthoni for sharing this amazing tool!)
  • Let’s get our physical and mental bodies in shape. Sign up for this year’s 30 Days of Yoga With Adrienne Challenge Here.
  • Listen to this energizing Song by Jonathan Nelson!



It’s surely been a grand adventure my friends; I am grateful for both the highs and lows! God is so faithful.

And as with every New Year, I have no idea what awaits us… All I know and truly believe is that it will be an epic year!

So let us dream big, believe and Get Moving! 😀

Happy 2019


Thank you for reading good folks! What topics/travel stories are you looking forward to on Scrapbook Journeys?

I would love your feedback, so be sure to leave a comment down below. Happy 2019! And Cheers to you!


<<Love and Light. Stay Inspired Always.>>











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  • Reply
    January 14, 2019 at 3:55 pm

    Hi Marion wa Mithamo ..Thanks a lot for your uplifting positive writing for a new year. It is liberating and liberating to a greater extent.
    Thank again

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      Scrapbook Journeys
      January 25, 2019 at 1:16 pm

      Zazo! Thank you for reading Ray! So kind! I do hope you have a most wonderful new year, and may it be as liberating as can be! Cheers! 😀

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    January 12, 2019 at 9:00 pm

    Such a great way to start the year. Being kind to ourselves and thinking positively about what’s to come is so important!

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      Scrapbook Journeys
      January 25, 2019 at 1:17 pm

      Hi Charlie! I am thrilled to read from you! Thank you, and yes- Positive Vibes Only! 😀

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    January 11, 2019 at 3:12 pm

    Hey Marion ..thank you for the 2018 journals and for thinking how we can have a better 2019…you are phenomenal and value adding writer…thanks for the compass tool…cheers and happy 2019

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      Scrapbook Journeys
      January 25, 2019 at 1:17 pm

      Oh wow! Thank you Enock- your support is super appreciated! Thank you for always reading! Baraka tele!! 😀

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    January 10, 2019 at 8:25 pm

    Happy 2019. Thank you for these amazing tips . Love and light to scrapbook journeys.

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      Scrapbook Journeys
      January 25, 2019 at 1:19 pm

      Thank you hun! It’s my pleasure to share! Happy 2019, may it be full of love and light for you too! 🙂

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    January 10, 2019 at 7:06 pm

    Thanks for sharing looking forward to international travel

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      Scrapbook Journeys
      January 25, 2019 at 1:18 pm

      I love love it! Amen, I know this is the year! Thank you for reading sis! 🙂

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