I do a lot of writing these days. Blogging is the obvious one, but I've also started gaining traction on my book (!) and submitting stories to publications, in addition to drafting social media content and copywriting at my day job. Still, I tend to get to the end of the week and feel like I'm missing something in this Magical World of Writing.
You know where I'm going here.
The idea isn't an original one, and how could it be? People have been journaling for ages. But I found lists of journal prompts on Pinterest last week and a sleepy part of my brain stood to attention. I can't honestly remember the last time I wrote something for no one else to see, just sat down to explore what was bouncing around in my head and took the time to ask why. The thing I love about this idea of prompts is that the hard part is already finished; there is no intimidating blank page, just a simple question. Whether or not the answer is simple, well, that's up to the writer.
So, I decided to create a list of my own prompts and invite you to join me! This could just be a one-off thing, or it could be a monthly initiative. Let's just unlock those dusty diaries (or open a fresh Google Doc), and get back to ourselves. Write out the prompt for the day and carve out 15 minutes to explore what's happening in your beautiful mind. Some of the prompts are fun and easy, some might be a bit more challenging. That's intentional. Let's just see what happens!
If you're interested in joining this month, here are two final things:
First, don't let this be something you intend to do and then beat yourself up if you miss a day or simply don't finish. This practice is meant to be a release, not another list on your things to do. Don't let it stress you out! Give yourself grace and move on to the next day. Do what works best for you in your daily routine.
Second, there's a hashtag. Use it as you wish :)
Okay, friends! I hope your inspired and challenged. Let me know if you'll be joining a long and if you're late to this game, just jump in. Personally, I'm just living for Day 21.