I found this prompt through a blogger, Erin Margolin. She lead me to Jana's Thinking Place where I found this thoughtful writing exercise. I have done one of these before, where I just 'brain drain' and I liked it a lot. So, I thought I would give this one a try, too.
- Set a timer and write for 5 minutes.
- Write an intro to the post if you want but don’t edit the post. No proofreading or spell checking. This is writing in the raw.
- Use the (optional) prompt 'I AM_______'
I am Mel, Melissa, Mama, Wife, Daughter, Sister, Friend.
I am a seeker of quiet.
I am hard on myself.
I am fierce in protecting those I adore.
I am learning.
I am re-defining who I am for myself.
I am creating goals and expectations.
I am trying to figure out what my purpose is in this world.
I am taking a risk in my writing.
I am one who needs a kick in the butt every once in a while.
I am someone who wants to give back.
I am a runner who doesn't look at her mile times anymore.
I am a mom who thinks the purple jelly stain on her shirt adds "a little something".
I am bursting with pride at the site of my kid's little and big milestones.
I am a wife to a husband that can make me laugh so hard I have tears streaming down my face.
I am in love.
I am out of time.
Whew! That was hard. Who are you? :)