30 Day Writing Challenge

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Write in your journal, blog, or on a post it note. There are no rules other than to GET WRITING! But here is a hint, document the process so you can celebrate your accomplishment. Be descriptive and more importantly, creative. Some days you may barely get out a paragraph, other days you might write 4 pages. The important thing about this challenge is just to write. Everyday. For 30 days, in a row. Okay, so here it is.

Ready. Set. Go.

Write about…

  1. Your current relationship status. Discuss how life is being single, married, divorced, etc.
  2. Where would you like to be in 10 years?
  3. Your views on drug and alcohol.
  4. Your views on religion.
  5. A time you were at your lowest, and perhaps even thought about ending your life.
  6. Write 30 facts about yourself.
  7. Your zodiac sign and if you think it fits your personality.
  8. A moment in your life when you felt the most satisfied.
  9. Your greatest hope for the future.
  10. Your first love and first kiss.
  11. Your 10 favorite songs. How are they alike? Different?
  12. Recall your entire day. What did you do? What did you want to do?
  13. A place you would like to visit or move to and why?
  14. Your earliest memory.
  15. Be like Oprah, what are your favorite things?
  16. Your views on social media and the celebrities it has produced.
  17. Your highs and lows in the past year.
  18. Your strongest beliefs.
  19. A time when you disrespected or disagreed with your parents.
  20. How has education changed your life? How important is it?
  21. One of your favorite shows. Why is it your favorite?
  22. How you have changed in the past 2 years.
  23. 5 celebrities who you find attractive and why.
  24. Your all-time favorite movie.
  25. Someone who fascinates you and why.
  26. Describe something that you don’t understand how it works, like the refrigerator light. (Without Googling it.)
  27. A problem you have had or still are working on.
  28. Something that you miss.
  29. Your goals for the next 30 days.
  30. Your highs and lows of this month.

Becoming Beautiful…

butterflyIn one of those random discussions among girlfriends that lingers and resonates, a friend said to me “you need to take the time to be beautiful”.

She said, “Think about it. The caterpillar stays in its cocoon to take the time to become beautiful. Then it re-enters the world, beautiful and free. Spreading its beauty as it goes along. We should take the time to become beautiful. Our time in this cocoon of life, at this season in our life, is not our final stage. It is only the time while we are working on our beauty. “

Wow, the wisdom. The truth. The beauty in her words.  She doesn’t know it yet, but she blew me completely away. She shared this with me in February and I have since made several changes in my life.

I started to let go of the fears that kept me trapped in my complacent familiar little life.  A life that lacked something.  I slowly peeled away the things that held me back.  The things that left me beauty-less. And guess what, the beauty flowed effortlessly.

I’m not saying this in a conceded way, but people have noticed. They could see the change in me.  They could see the butterfly peeking out from all those layers.

So thank you Nakeeba, my friend.  One day, real soon I will show the world, the beautiful I have been working on.