Hello there =)
It’s here! The Firework People Inspired Journaling Challenge! (#FWPinspired) Are you excited? I know I am! I have been jotting down inspiration for journal prompts for weeks now.
In my younger years I wrote regularly; in a journal, short stories, poems. If it was in my head I wrote it down. Writing cleared my mind. As I grew older, the time to creatively write shortened but I still continued to write to clear my mind. This time in the form of to-do & pros/cons lists. Life problems and decisions all were worked out on paper.
2 AM and I’m still awake, writing a song
If I get it all down on paper, it’s no longer inside of me,
Threatening the life it belongs to
The song Breathe by Anna Nalick hits the nail on the head. All those thoughts clogging up the mind DO threaten the life they belong to. Journaling can benefit you in so many ways: reduce stress, promote growth, heal the soul and capture your story.
The ladies of the #fireworkpeople Twitter chat have inspired me to write again. Thank you. I couldn’t think of a better way to get back into it than with prompts inspired by the very #fireworkpeople chats I participate in each week.
How It Will Work
Cliff Notes version:
- Get the prompt.
- Write about it.
- OPTIONAL – Share your journaling and/or invite others to join us.
Every Thursday at 7am I will be posting a new journal prompt . You can watch for the prompt to be posted here on the blog, follow me on Instagram (probably will get it posted around 9am) or the hashtag on Twitter.
Some prompts will be list-like in response while others will (hopefully) make you think and incite lengthy prose (check that fancy verbiage out) <– look I did it again ;) With each post/prompt, I’ll try an give you something to work off of in addition to the prompt itself.
Don’t feel you’re limited to just writing! Doodle, paint, photograph! Document your thoughts in whatever way speaks to you.
Grab a notebook, your favorite pen and you’re set! Our first prompt will go live next Thursday.
How To Participate
You might be wondering where the “challenge” part of this comes in… here is it:
Stop by for the prompt every week and write, write, write!
This challenge is for you. For you to get into, or back into, writing along side a community who is looking to do the same.
Now, you’d don’t have to write every week. I’m not going to find you & scold you. Some of the prompts might not speak to you. Some may be too painful to explore. It’s OK, I understand. I will be keeping a running list of prompts for you to go back to when you are ready.
Share the prompts, share your journaling (or not, I understand) and remember to use #FWPinspired. If you plan on sharing your journaling with us, you can sign up via the link up below so we can follow along on your writing journey. You can use your Twitter/Instagram account or your blog URL. Again, this doesn’t mean you have to share, but I’d love it if you did =) I will using most of the prompts for blog posts right here.
Have a blog? Grab the journaling challenge button for your blog and #FWPinspired posts.
I’ll leave you with a little hint of what’s to come in the next few weeks. I can’t wait to journal with you! See you next Thursday!