Category Archives: Personal writing

Next Year 

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? 

November Writing Prompts

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!

November

  1. Daily rituals
  2. Favorite part of the day
  3. What makes you smile
  4. How it feels to lay next to someone you love
  5. One goal you achieved this year
  6. What will you do today?
  7. What makes you fall in love?
  8. Your life story (ideal or otherwise)
  9. The ultimate playlist
  10. What do you offer the world
  11. 5 things you want to be different
  12. One happy moment
  13. Bullet journal list of the day
  14. The last time you were proud
  15. How do you procrastinate?
  16. A moment that changed you
  17. The lonely shore
  18. Who you’re always happy to see
  19. Long nights are meant for…
  20. A simple pleasure
  21. An impossible dream
  22. How you practice self care
  23. Five good things that happened today
  24. 20 things you’re thankful for
  25. How your life is enough
  26. What have you learned about yourself this year?
  27. How can you live a better life?
  28. Favorite meal to share with friends
  29. The best way to spend an evening
  30. Next month I want to…

The time is now

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? 

Back to school

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! 

The muse

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

August Writing Prompts

August

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.

  1. Summer playlist
  2. A day in the life…
  3. Words that touch your soul
  4. The tastes of summer
  5. Something that you miss
  6. How does the weather fit your personality
  7. Good things that happened this summer
  8. Message in a bottle
  9. Freeze time
  10. Your mother’s hands
  11. How to get away with breaking the rules
  12. How do you challenge societal norms
  13. Typical day at work
  14. Something that makes you angry
  15. Binge worthy TV
  16. What do you struggle with most
  17. Your love life
  18. A song that brings back memories
  19. Your favorite memory of the summer
  20. How do you push boundaries?
  21. The last time you danced
  22. Your partner’s (or your) eyes
  23. What part of your life needs the most improvements?
  24. What makes you laugh?
  25. What makes you cry?
  26. Why do you get irritated?
  27. Your favorite sound
  28. Your favorite smell
  29. Fun things to do alone
  30. Family values
  31. Next month, what do you want to do?

Next to you

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.