So… what’s this about, you ask?
I was fumbling around the internet and I discovered Open Thought Vortex. Then, following the black-hole-reality-loop that is the internet, I followed the pull to Honey Quill and found a 30 day writing challenge, the LinkYourLife 30 day writing challenge. As you may know or suspect there is an endless list of 30 day writing challenges in this aforementioned blackhole Web. But I felt myself inspired by the content of these two websites hosted by partners in crime, so I thought I would give this writing challenge a try.
The challenge prompts (which I have been careful not to read to much ahead of, to keep some spontaneity):
Day 1: Write a letter introducing yourself to the world as you are now.
Day 2: Write a letter introducing who you were.
Day 3: What do you do when you are offline?
Day 4: Explore a happy memory.
Day 5: Explore a troubling memory.
Day 6: Write a false memory.
Day 7: Give yourself a new name and profession.
Day 8: Describe what is outside the nearest window and how it relates to your life.
Day 9: Describe your child (real, imagined or inner).
Day 10: Write a letter to your mother/father/sister/brother telling them something new.
Day 11: Write a letter to a favorite blogger letting them know why they are important to you.
Day 12: Make a playlist of songs you grew up with. Don’t forget YouTube links!
Day 13: Share two truths and a lie in a video/image/blog post.
Day 14: What are you afraid of?
Day 15: What are you proud of?
Day 16: Where have you traveled or where do you want to travel?
Day 17: Coffee or tea? Why?
Day 18: Write a recurring dream you’ve had (or just a dream you remember). Make sure you tag @ShareenM on Twitter!
Day 19: How old were you when you had your first [fill in the blank]?
Day 20: What is something you’ve never shared before or never thought you’d share?
Day 21: We’ve all had an ugly sweater. What did/does yours look like?
Day 22: What is an aspect of yourself you are struggling to accept?
Day 23: Morning or night?
Day 24: Open a book and look at the third line. Write what this reminds you of?
Day 25: Where do you get stuck?
Day 26: Tell us about a pattern you are trying to break.
Day 27: What is a hidden skill you possess?
Day 28: How do you change the world every day?
Day 29: What is a personal goal you are working to achieve or are proud to have achieved?
Day 30: Write a letter to someone you met through #LinkYourLife. Only name them if it feels right to you.
I’m skipping the first day, because as I read the prompt, I realized I had very recently written a blog entry which I had specifically thought of as “reflecting on who and where I am now”. Enjoy!