2016 feels like it passed in just a few seconds and yet it slowed down just enough to let me enjoy it.
But it went by so fast, I didn’t really get to do what I wanted to do- which is write.
That’s why next year I’m challenging myself to write more and read more in 2017. I don’t really know what that will look like yet, but I’ve still got a little time to figure it out.
So– I’m going to journal it out. I’m gonna spend some time thinking about next year and what I want from it.
Feel free to comment below about your new year dreams.
2017 Journal Prompt
What do you want to change in 2017? What do you want more of? What do you hope happens in 2017? What are your wishes and what are you going to do to get there and make it happen? What does the New Year have to hold?
December gets a little crazy around here. For me December means writing papers and spending time with family. But, I like to spend a little time writing. This is my list of writing prompts for December. It just takes a few minutes of the day and I feel more attuned to myself. If you want to join me, comment below.
- Baby it’s cold outside
- December adventures (that you want to have)
- Describe the smell of December
- The perfect gift for a loved one
- Describe snow
- The taste of hot chocolate
- Write an adult Christmas story
- Favorite holiday song
- Do you believe in Santa?
- What does this season mean to you?
- Best holiday movies?
- Your first tree
- 12 days of Christmas
- Winter clothes
- How can you spread joy?
- The best gift you’ve given
- How do you decorate for the holidays?
- Holiday favorites
- Favorite Christmas morning
- Make a list and check it twice
- Best memory of Christmas
- Christmas cards unsent
- Christmas through someone else’s eyes
- Holiday traditions
- Favorite winter activities
- Thank you notes
- Things you want to change
- Best things that happened this year
- Next year
January is fast approaching, 2017 is almost here. So with the new year, comes a new plan.
Who here enjoys the writing prompts? Do they add value to your life? I want to keep posting them, but I am afraid that not enough people see them.
So if you want them to continue next year, comment below and let me know.
Who is participating in NaNoWriMo this year?
I want to so much… but I have a few other things that are more important than writing a book this month.
Perhaps I will do it anyway and see how far I can get and how badly I can write. That’s the point right?
The following list is my personal journal writing prompts for the month of November. Wish me luck! I’d love if you join me this month. Comment below if you’re in!
- Daily rituals
- Favorite part of the day
- What makes you smile
- How it feels to lay next to someone you love
- One goal you achieved this year
- What will you do today?
- What makes you fall in love?
- Your life story (ideal or otherwise)
- The ultimate playlist
- What do you offer the world
- 5 things you want to be different
- One happy moment
- Bullet journal list of the day
- The last time you were proud
- How do you procrastinate?
- A moment that changed you
- The lonely shore
- Who you’re always happy to see
- Long nights are meant for…
- A simple pleasure
- An impossible dream
- How you practice self care
- Five good things that happened today
- 20 things you’re thankful for
- How your life is enough
- What have you learned about yourself this year?
- How can you live a better life?
- Favorite meal to share with friends
- The best way to spend an evening
- Next month I want to…
October is perhaps my favorite time of year, and my favorite time to write. In Southern California it is just starting to get cool and some days it really feels like fall. This is my list of writing prompts for the month of October. If you have time I hope you follow along with me.
- Dream marriage
- Your life backwards
- Create a “perfect” you
- How can someone melt your heart
- What gives you strength?
- Five places you want to visit
- Scariest story
- The scent of your skin
- Fighting nature
- Who are you?
- Live out your fantasy
- Your perfect partner
- Next weekend’s plans
- Things I’d rather be doing
- Describe the scene outside your window
- The sound of a vinyl record
- Brain dump
- The masks that you wear
- What you did today (tell a story)
- How you empower others
- Your sexuality
- The feel of freshly washed sheets
- If you could relive one day…
- How you would take yourself out on a date
- Seven years from now…
- 10 guilty pleasures
- What does it mean to be beautiful
- How do you spend the morning?
- One life changing moment (and how it could’ve been different)
- The next book you want to read
- The person you most want to be
The time to start is now. What is it that you have been putting off? What have you been wanting to do, but are too scared to do?
For me, I had been wanting to make a change in my life. I wanted to go back to school. It took a night out at the bar to realize that I wasn’t doing anything with my life. I NEEDED that change.
So, I hastily sent in my application to grad school and was accepted a month later.
Now, I am entering my second year in grad school. Going back to school was one of the best decisions that I have ever made. And all of the homework and late nights studying are worth it.
So what’s holding you back from living your purpose?
Sometimes I forget
how much I love you.
But there you are
as the world spins
as I tilt off my axis
and into the waiting sea
Thursday I go back to school and start my second year of grad school. I must be nervous because last night I dreamt that I got a C in both of my classes. The horrors.
But it has me thinking about intention. I think we all have to set intentions. Imagine how we want things to go and chase fearlessly after them.
Set goals and smash through them. So what have you been looking forward to that you might be a little fearful of? What do you need to achomlish? What are your intentions? What are your goals?
Let’s set ourselves up for success and have an awesome fall!
my muse is gone,
hiding in the dresser drawers
while I am hiding
under the covers
away from the moon
who knows all my secrets
and the sun who
knows the truth
the words don’t flow
without my muse
and I don’t want the
sun to touch my face
and remind me of all my faults