I enjoy creative prompts – particularly thought-provoking, challenging prompts that either push me out of my comfort zone or make me really search my memory banks and my heart for the most authentic response. Recently, in my Facebook feed, I ran across one such challenging article: 11 Things Every Woman Should Write Down Before The Year Ends. The best part? There is no rhyme or reason to the flow of the prompts! They bounce all over the place and force me to really dig deep. Love it!
- What younger you would think about older you
- The watched/read it list
- The mistake you never want to make
- Your ideal outfit
- A deep dark (shhhh) secret
- The most unexpected complement you’ve received
- That one quote
- The best surprise you’ve ever had
- Your true happiness
- Your favourite failure
- An amendment to your bucket list
Forget NaNoWriMo, December is the annual month of writing for me as it is filled with plenty of reflecting and manifesting. I am better able to put my life into context when I write it down. Not only will I address these prompts, I will participate in #reverb14 (with prompts from here and here) – though without setting up a separate site like I have done previously: 2013, 2012 & 2010 AND I will create a December Daily album again, as I have done before: 2012 and 2011, 2010 (post), 2010 (album). Soon Susannah Conway will post her “Unraveling the Year Ahead” workbook. I also have to consider my “One Little Word” project now that 2014 is coming to a close and my word grace has served me so well. And, if that wasn’t enough, yesterday I remembered and signed up to participate in the 3-week Winter Joy Retreat.
Why would I do this to myself during the busiest time of the year? Clearly all the creatives who inspire me become hyper-creative in anticipation of the endings an beginnings marked by this time of year – putting forth intentions for a better year ahead 🙂 I do wish a few of the projects could move to February or even July, but alas, that is not how our calendar is set up! Mind you, there really isn’t much stopping me from moving them to wherever I want. Right? Hmm.
As for those creative prompts – you know, the thing that prompted this post? Well, I’ll get to them throughout the month and post them as I write them. December contains within it so much wonderful stuff!
How do you work through concepts and feelings? Do you space it out through the year? Do you spend quiet time during this season of overwhelm to reflect? Tell me.