“All glory comes from daring to begin.”
― Ruskin Bond
Journal Writing Prompts About Daring
Beginning this 30 Day Journal Project feels daring because…
Write down an achievement you feel proud of:
In order to have (your proud achievement), I had to dare to begin…
Do these same two prompts together with as many achievements you wish, then connect the dots. What patterns emerge?
If you’re up for some long form essay today, refill your beverage of choice and read Heart-Shaped Maps: Courage. Daring. Love. Connection.
I lost one of my dearest creative soul friends unexpectedly, and it took me years to write about it.
3,748 words that are almost too intimate to share online. But that’s my creative edge (making stuff like this visible) so I force myself to do it. Then hit publish. Then leave it online.
It all begins with daring takes you inside in my visual journal,on the eve of this FIRE: 30 Day Journal Project. This is what was on my mind.
Facing the blank page can be intimidating. So I wrote this piece to help you get started:
Inside you’ll find an image from my own sketchbook (where I do my journaling), plus ideas on how to work with prompts in your journal, and… a few more prompts.
See how played with this quote in my visual journal, and read my journal entry here: It all begins with daring.
Share your thoughts in the comments on daring beginnings… what are you discovering? What are you hoping for?
I found today’s quote in a passage of Ruskin Bond’s memoir, Scenes from a Writers Life.
I suspect he was referencing the phrase, though not attributing it to anyone. It’s been attributed to Shakespeare and others.
If you know of another source, feel free to share in the comments. Thanks!
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