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?
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…
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
feel the way
your muscles move.
make love with
and warm passionate lips.
my own eyes
and see pure love
know how being
Summer is in full swing and I am spending it writing. The following is my personal list of writing prompts for the month of August. Comment below if you want to follow along.
- Summer playlist
- A day in the life…
- Words that touch your soul
- The tastes of summer
- Something that you miss
- How does the weather fit your personality
- Good things that happened this summer
- Message in a bottle
- Freeze time
- Your mother’s hands
- How to get away with breaking the rules
- How do you challenge societal norms
- Typical day at work
- Something that makes you angry
- Binge worthy TV
- What do you struggle with most
- Your love life
- A song that brings back memories
- Your favorite memory of the summer
- How do you push boundaries?
- The last time you danced
- Your partner’s (or your) eyes
- What part of your life needs the most improvements?
- What makes you laugh?
- What makes you cry?
- Why do you get irritated?
- Your favorite sound
- Your favorite smell
- Fun things to do alone
- Family values
- Next month, what do you want to do?
Waking up next to you
changes my world.
It feels like I am ten years old
running up to the ice cream truck
to buy a rootbeer popsicle
on a hot July day
time floats by
like it does when you’re eleven
and it doesn’t matter how late you stay up
because all you have to do the next day
is play video games and
play cops and robbers
while your mom makes dinner.
I wake up next to you at 4am,
and feel your arm reach out to make sure I am OK
because I had a bad dream about a spider
and you want to make me feel safe.
It makes me crave you more
than I should.
I pull your arm to my breast
tugging you closer
until there is nothing between us
but fast beating hearts
An hour later, I wake up next to you
and it feels like
somewhere I never want to leave
like I am twelve and hiding in a fort
on new years eve
You move closer and
I roll back into you
as we loose another hour.
Its 9am, and I can feel you wake up next to me
and whisper good morning into my ear
an hour disappears as I curl into your body
and tell you how I plan to spend the day.
But when you leave
all I do is stay in bed
like I am sixteen again
and can’t think about anything else
but the cute boy in chemistry class
who said hello in the hallway before lunch.