A few years ago, I started writing.
I have always had a diary since I was a little girl, in which I’d write how my day was, friends I made, things I hated, and everything else. It was my confidant and literally, my best friend.
As I reached my teens, keeping a journal was becoming hard as there was no good place to hide it in. I needed a secret safe space where I’d keep it and you can’t get it when you share a room with your sister and when your mother pops in your things now and then.
But the introvert I am needs a refuge to escape to when life takes another turn. So I created another email to which I’d write. I wrote to myself. Though I deleted that email, later on, it helped me to cope with life in my high school years and a short time after.
A few years ago, I started writing for a purpose.
Two things help me when I’m stressed, confused, angry, or simply don’t know what to do. That’s eating and writing. If we meet and you find me looking like a balloon then I’ve not been well lately. Lol. Anyways, a few years ago I read somewhere that writing can be used as a therapy. Since then I do journal writing with a purpose. Sometimes I do it to heal, to bring back control in my messy life. Every day I do it to plan my days, to organize my finances and so much more.
For the next 30 days, I’m challenging myself to blog every day on self-reflection as a way to tackle the writing block I’ve been on a few days ago. I’d love it if someone joined me, to keep my accountability. So if you want to do this challenge screenshot the following prompts for your use too. For me, I’ll choose one prompt randomly and write about it. You can write about them all or choose one as well.
Let’s keep pening.