Sometimes we drive a familiar route as if in a daze. At some point we become aware that we have been driving unaware and wonder, “How did I get here?”
Sometimes we’re at a job, either paid or volunteer, or we’re enmeshed in an activity, either fun or dramatic or both. Perhaps we’ve been consumed with this activity. Maybe we wake up one day and wonder, “How did I get here?”
Sometimes we look around and all of a sudden we’re 40, or 50, or 60 years old, or in my case, in my early seventies. Sometimes we wonder, “How did I get here?”
Becoming: A Guided Journal for Discovering Your Voice is inspired from Michelle Obama’s book, Becoming.
This journal helps “to alleviate the pressure of knowing what to write about.”
“Writing Becoming led [Michelle] Obama to see the importance of taking time for contemplation. When asked about her writing process, she explains, ‘I spent a lot of time just reflecting and thinking, which is something I just didn’t have much time to do for about a decade. It was nice to decompress a little bit and ask myself, ‘How did I get here? Where did my story take a turn? I uncovered a lot of smaller moments . . . [that] were really foundational to the woman I became.’” —Paul Anderson, December 2019 Costco Connection
Note from Marlene: If you need help in figuring out what to write about, or ideas about writing on difficult things without feeling re-traumatized, take a look at the prompts on The Write Spot Blog, especially “How to write without adding trauma.”
Today’s Prompt: How did I get here?