Bloganuary 11, 2023: How do you define success?

Today’s Bloganuary prompt: How do you define success? I don’t feel I have an excess of mental capacity today, so I’m going to distill my answer down to the basics. To me, being successful means: Other than that, my mind’s drawing a blank. And I’m going to be ok with this being enough of aContinue reading “Bloganuary 11, 2023: How do you define success?”

Bloganuary 10, 2023: Has a book changed your life?

Today’s Bloganuary prompt: Has a book changed your life? Oh, goodness, yes! After I left my marriage in June of 2020, my career coach casually mentioned Glennon Doyle’s book, “Untamed.” She thought it would help me on my journey to discover me. She was right. The book highlights how common and widespread it is forContinue reading “Bloganuary 10, 2023: Has a book changed your life?”

Bloganuary 9, 2023: What is the most memorable gift you have received?

Today’s Bloganuary prompt: What is the most memorable gift you have received? I truly don’t know how to answer this prompt. The cursor has been blinking on the blank screen for the past 20 minutes. I’ve stepped away from my computer, hoping the mental break would help. But here I am. Still struggling to settleContinue reading “Bloganuary 9, 2023: What is the most memorable gift you have received?”

Bloganuary 8, 2023: How far back in your family tree can you go?

Today’s Bloganuary prompt: How far back in your family tree can you go? This is a tough one for me. Growing up, I think it’s fair to say I knew less of my family than my peers knew of theirs. My immediate family included my mom, my dad, and my brother, who’s 7 years olderContinue reading “Bloganuary 8, 2023: How far back in your family tree can you go?”

Bloganuary 7, 2023: Write a short story or poem about rain.

Today’s Bloganuary prompt: Write a short story or poem about rain. Any time I’m asked to write a poem, my mind immediately goes to Haiku. It’s short and, thus, not only does it feel manageable, but it forces me to try and be poetic in 17 syllables. Let’s do this! Falling from the sky.Washing awayContinue reading “Bloganuary 7, 2023: Write a short story or poem about rain.”

Bloganuary 6, 2023: Why do you write?

Today’s Bloganuary prompt: Why do you write? For whatever reason, this prompt triggers me. I have the impression that only writers write. And although I’m here, actively stringing words together to form sentences, combining those to make paragraphs, and composing it all into posts, I struggle to call myself a Writer. I feel too casualContinue reading “Bloganuary 6, 2023: Why do you write?”

Bloganuary 5, 2023: What brings you joy in life?

Today’s Bloganuary prompt: What brings you joy in life? Oof! There are way too many things that spark joy to whittle down to a single answer. So, I’m not even going to try. In no particular order, here are some of the things that bring me joy: I know in my heart that this listContinue reading “Bloganuary 5, 2023: What brings you joy in life?”

Bloganuary 4, 2023: What is a treasure that’s been lost?

Today’s Bloganuary prompt: What is a treasure that’s been lost? Immediately, my mind goes to people whose more recent deaths left a hole in the world’s heart: Maya Angelou, Ruth Bader Ginsburg, and Betty White. Of course, I could go back even further in history and list out all the people that were treasures ofContinue reading “Bloganuary 4, 2023: What is a treasure that’s been lost?”

Bloganuary 3, 2023: What is the earliest memory you have?

Today’s Bloganuary prompt: What is the earliest memory you have? Am I the only one that has trouble plotting memories on a timeline? I have flashes of things from my past that play like an old-school projector in my mind, but I’m never confident I know when they happened. My only clue is the setting.Continue reading “Bloganuary 3, 2023: What is the earliest memory you have?”

Bloganuary 2, 2023: How are you brave?

Today’s Bloganuary prompt: How are you brave? If this had been a prompt from last year’s Bloganuary, I’m sure I would have reflected on living unapologetically as a lesbian. I work hard to normalize it, because it’s indeed still a challenge to be out in certain situations, places, and conversations. There are still times thatContinue reading “Bloganuary 2, 2023: How are you brave?”