In the comments below, your own Pencil Case post, or in a personal journal, take a minute or two to just write. You can jot down a poem, a note, a reminder to yourself; share about something you created or an experience you’ve had recently; write some words of encouragement, a challenge you’ve been having, or a goal that you have.
My free write will be a list of affirmations and encouraging words to myself:
✅ My feelings are valid. 🌸 I can trust my intuition. What I’m experiencing is real. 🌎 I can create possibilities even when my mind is telling me some things are impossible. ❤️ I deserve positive experiences. 🦋 I’m worthy of all things good. ☀️ Just because something hasn’t happened for me doesn’t mean it’ll never happen. 🔥I’m powerful.
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CreativeJournaling Prompt:Write a free verse poem describing a time when you overcame an obstacle.
Here is my poem:
The night, a slithering snake. Long enough to devour my consciousness. I didn’t know how to escape the clutches of its fangs. Wondering if I would ever escape its scales. One scale already a month’s worth of traveling. Sleepless. Would I ever see the day where the snake, Insom, slithers away.
I concentrate. Focus. Sit where Insom rests in the subconscious realm. I catch her and lock her away for a night.
I can finally rest and step into another realm where I’m free. I can see the sun again. The brightness hurts my eyes.
You can also find this prompt here in the Mighty Poets group on The Mighty.
What’s something about yourself that you’re coming to terms with?
So much reflection, so little time. 😅
I feel like I’ve learned more about myself in the last three months than I have the past 15 years. Maybe I’ve said this before, but I’m being so serious 😣. Something I’m understanding more though now, is just how important it is for me to open myself to new experiences — without fear or hesitation. I thrive in moments where I feel free to express myself fully and hope to create those type of moments in my life. I don’t want to feel restricted or dampen my creative potential anymore.
What about you? Is there anything you’re coming to terms with about yourself?
You can also find this prompt here in The Pencil Case on The Mighty.
How do you define family?
I’ve been thinking a lot about family lately 🤔. When I used to think about family, I only equated it with the loved ones I’m related to — but that definition is long gone now. It’s taken on new meaning for me over the past few years. I’m curious if any of you feel the same.
Now when I think about family now, I include everyone here on The Mighty, people from NAMI-NYC, friends, and even the people who I no longer speak to that had a great impact on my journey.
What do you think? How do you define family?
You can also find this prompt here in the Chat Space group on The Mighty.