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Day 30: your highs and lows for the month

Highs

  • Completed my 30-day writing challenge in a month.
  • Got to see friends and catch up with old ones.
  • Some positive changes at work.
  • Better luck with money, bought myself some nice things.
  • Wrote a lot when I was feeling inspired.
  • Re-found obsession with hot apple cider.
  • Purchased Electric Zoo tickets for summer.
  • Looking forward to my upcoming vacation this week, planning ahead for it.
  • Some exciting moments.

Lows

  • A lot of drama.
  • Panic attacks & breakdowns.
  • Stomach aches.
  • Lost credit card, almost lost my debit too.
  • Had to say goodbye to an awesome co-worker and I miss her a lot.
  • Feeling extra tired from the long winter.
  • Got a flat tire. Spent money on air pump, then found out it was a slow leak, had to get it professionally fixed.
  • Some painful moments.

Day 29: what are your goals for the next 30 days?

  • I would like to keep up with my writing but going to take a break from another 30-day challenge for now! Hopefully I can continue to find inspiration.
  • I would like to continue focusing on self-care. It’s so easy to get wrapped up in daily chores, I need to prevent myself from burning out.
  • If I can get a lot of reading done in the next month, that would be great. Books are another fresh source of inspiration.
  • For anyone I am missing, I hope I can either work through that and get over it or find a way to get back in touch.

Day 27: conversely, write about something that’s kicking ass now

I am doing really well with my writing now. Look how I am actually about to finish my 30-day challenge in 30 days. The past two times it took me a couple months. It is because I have been much more inspired lately than I have in the past. I never thought so many people would be interested in anything I have to say. And even if it’s one or two people showing interest, that means a lot. Plus, this is my own therapy and self-expression so people can take it how they want. Only recently have I realized how deeply and beautifully I can enrich my life with nothing but imagination. I have experienced several let-downs in the past year, but my writing brings me back in control and allows me to live the story I choose. My whole life I have always seen writing as my hobby, or my passion, yet now I see it as something so much more.

Day 25: think of any word. Search it on Google images. Write something inspired by the 11th image.

Sometimes I feel a burning in my heart. My eyes widen and I am hungry for something bigger than myself that I won’t be able to digest. I have tunnel vision and my focus is razor sharp. There is nothing and no one who can stop me. Yet once I get close enough to reach it, it disappears. Suddenly it is miles away and I have to keep running. The vision in my head is unable to meet reality. There is some type of blockage, so heavy and stubborn. I know in my heart that once I lose grip of my desires and set them free, they will come back to me. Unfortunately my strength is weakened, too occupied with cooling down the fire in my heart.

Day 24: write about a lesson you’ve learned the hard way

I have learned the hard way that it is important to be aware of your actions and your effect on people. Sometimes we do things totally subconsciously and then play innocent when we see that we have hurt someone. But just because you don’t realize what you may have said or done, you don’t see the extent of how you affect your environment, that is no excuse. You have to open your eyes and look back on the past and become aware of what you were doing. When you make someone feel something, they are going to make you feel it back, and you learn where they were coming from and why they may be upset. You may think “it’s not a big deal, they have no reason to be bothered by this,” and then it comes back to you, and you realize “sure I have no reason to be bothered by this, but it still bothers me.” Sometimes no amount of rationality can shut down your emotions. It’s not like you have to walk on eggshells — just have awareness. See yourself from an outsider’s perspective and ask yourself how you would feel in that position. People are more sensitive than you realize and if somebody means a lot to you then they deserve to be treated with extra care.