Question of the Day #1 – Writing Prompt

Question of the Day – Did you keep up with your NY resolutions? Did you keep your promise or promises to yourself?

I’m okay with answering this question because I think I’ve done a relatively good job of keeping the two promises I made to myself to improve on this year. I have blogged about what those goals were before and my two goals this year are 1. Improve my writing by writing every day and creating a good writing habit and 2. To learn to say “No” to people who are too demanding of me.

Both of these goals are going to eventually become ongoing goals I will have to teach myself to achieve for the rest of my days if that’s what it takes to improve. There is no set time frame for these goals to expire. Which is not really recommended when setting goals but life-long goals are essential to consider as well. If you want to be a better writer, you have to write every day not just on the days when you feel committed or inspired, right? And being able to stand your ground when people push you too far is also something I hope I will be doing way into my twilight years!

I think life goals are way more important than something you might achieve once or twice when the new year arrives. Conditioning yourself to be a better person, or a better parent, friend or whatever you choose should be an ongoing life-long goal. That’s not to diminish anyone else’s resolutions if you have them. Any goal you commit yourself to is worthwhile.

Have you been keeping your NY resolutions? Why or why not? Let me know friends!

If you could look into the future would you?

One Question A Day – I think this would be terribly difficult to ignore or say “No” to because there are so many things you’d want to know about your future like “do you stay in the same job?” “are your loved ones OK in the future?” “are you in the same relationship?” or “do you meet someone new?” but for me, I’d be able to forego all of those things to live out my life as intended. Knowing the future would give you a way to prepare yourself against things to come, for sure. But there’s something nice about not knowing, you know? It feels more secure to me not to know than to know what your future holds.

So for me, this would be a “No”, but I don’t think this would be the same answer for everyone because we are all at different stages of our lives, we are all different people with different needs and expectations from life. I could totally understand if someone wanted to know what was coming for different reasons, which is why this is such an interesting question to ask.

What would you do dear readers? Yay or nay and why? Let me know in the comments as always 🙂

Have You Ever Wanted To Be Someone Else?

I started using writing prompts as a way to practice writing outside of my comfort zone. Admittedly, I’ve only had one writing session doing this so far, but I enjoyed it, and I think it’s something everyone who loves writing should try.

I was reading a few blogs the other day and came across a blog post that actually spawned an idea of my own for this blog – “One Question a Day” – so this exercise is for me to perhaps write about something in an attempt to answer the question. It can be any question about anything at all, but the goal is to always answer as truthfully as possible. Kind of like a writing prompt, I guess – true writing from the heart, so-to-speak.

My first question is “Have you ever wanted to be someone else?” For some people, this may be an odd question to ask let alone answer but I think most people would have thought of this at least once in their lives, plus I thought it would be a fun question to ask. Continue reading → Have You Ever Wanted To Be Someone Else?