Happy 2019! The Best Is Yet To Come!


Happy 2019 my dear friends! Welcome to our first post of the year! Yeehaw!! ๐Ÿ˜€

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 youโ€™ve just stumbled upon this page, welcome to my Scrapbook Journeys’ Family. YOU ROCK!! ๐Ÿ˜€

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 ๐Ÿ˜‰ )

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!

Thatโ€™s when I realized that the mind plays some trick on usโ€ฆ 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, itโ€™s easy to linger on the things that went unaccomplished. Can you relateโ€ฆ?


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 Beattieย 


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. ๐Ÿ™‚


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 Hereย 
  • 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!



Itโ€™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! ๐Ÿ˜€

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! ๐Ÿ˜€

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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! ๐Ÿ˜€

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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!! ๐Ÿ˜€

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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! ๐Ÿ™‚

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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! ๐Ÿ™‚

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