Writing Prompt #30: “30 Day Writing Challenge” (Day 24)


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Here’s the list!

  1. List 10 things that make you happy
  2. Write something that someone told you about yourself that you never forgot
  3. What are your top 3 pet peeves
  4. Write about someone who inspires you
  5. List 5 places you want to visit
  6. 5 wins to your heart
  7. List 10 songs you’re loving right now
  8. Something you struggle with
  9. Post some words of wisdom that speak to you
  10. Write about something for which you feel strongly
  11. Something you always think “what if…” about
  12. Write about 5 blessings in your life
  13. What are you excited about
  14. Post your favorite movies that you never get tired of watching
  15. Bullet-point your whole day
  16. Something that you miss
  17. Post about your zodiac sign, and whether or not it fits you
  18. Post 30 facts about yourself
  19. Discuss your first love
  20. Post about three celebrity crushes
  21. What are 3 lessons you want your children to learn from you
  22. Put your music on shuffle and post the first 10 songs
  23. A letter to someone, anyone
  24. What about a lesson you’ve learned the hard way
  25. Think of any word. Search it on Google images. Write something inspired by the 11th image
  26. Write about an area in your life you’d like to improve
  27. Conversely, write about something that’s kicking ass right now
  28. Post 5 things that make you laugh-out-loud
  29. What are your goals for the next 30 days
  30. Your highs and lows for the month

What about a lesson you’ve learned the hard way

Over many years, I was told to lighten up, smile more, be less rigid, be more easygoing, stop worrying too much.

Apparently, for a long time, I was way too serious for my age. I took everything that was said to me literally. The good, the bad, and the ugly – I took all of it personally.

I didn’t truly realize what was happening until I went off to college. Then, I was able to loosen my strings a bit. But, I still held on to my serious side. I was just encouraged to “live a little.”

Unfortunately, “living a little” kept me in the abusive relationship, caused me to drink to excess many weekends, and I lost my virginity before marriage.

I was diagnosed with Generalized Anxiety Disorder (GAD) in the summer of 2015, which answered several questions and lifted a huge weight off of me. The diagnosis came several years after I needed it, but hey, things take time.

Now, I do smile more, I don’t take everything so literally anymore, I’m able to deal with criticism in a healthier way. I still worry, but not as much. I know that I am loved, and that I’m a good place. It just took a good while for me to get here.

Until the next headline, Laura Beth 🙂

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