30 Day Letter Challenge Wrapup

So, for the past 30 days I have been writing letters.  I have to say, it feels weird not to be starting this post in the form of a letter.

The Letter Challenge.  Yeah, I had no idea it would be as emotional as it was.  Some of the letters made me cry, one by the very first line.  Some of the letters I honestly felt like I “phoned in”, not feeling any strong connection to.  One letter gave me such a feeling of empowerment, I guess you could say, that I literally danced on my bed after I posted it.

I wanted to do this challenge for a few reasons.  First, I have a terrible problem with commitment, and needed something to hold myself accountable.  Second, I was having a major case of writer’s block, and this gave me 30  days of having a topic picked for me.  Mostly, I wanted to do this as a challenge to myself, to see if I could be totally honest with myself, and with my readers.  As I said, it was more emotional than I anticipated, but I am really glad that I did it.

I have chosen another writing challenge that I am going to start soon.  I have decided to give myself a week or so, the I am going to start again, this time the 30 Days of Truth.
Day 01 → Something you hate about yourself.
Day 02 → Something you love about yourself.
Day 03 → Something you have to forgive yourself for.
Day 04 → Something you have to forgive someone for.
Day 05 → Something you hope to do in your life.
Day 06 → Something you hope you never have to do.
Day 07 → Someone who has made your life worth living for.
Day 08 → Someone who made your life hell, or treated you like shit.
Day 09 → Someone you didn’t want to let go, but just drifted.
Day 10 → Someone you need to let go, or wish you didn’t know.
Day 11 → Something people seem to compliment you the most on.
Day 12 → Something you never get compliments on.
Day 13 → A band or artist that has gotten you through some tough ass days. (write a letter.)
Day 14 → A hero that has let you down. (letter)
Day 15 → Something or someone you couldn’t live without, because you’ve tried living without it.
Day 16 → Someone or something you definitely could live without.
Day 17 → A book you’ve read that changed your views on something.
Day 18 → Your views on gay marriage.
Day 19 → What do you think of religion? Or what do you think of politics?
Day 20 → Your views on drugs and alcohol.
Day 21 → (scenario) Your best friend is in a car accident and you two got into a fight an hour before. What do you do?
Day 22 → Something you wish you hadn’t done in your life.
Day 23 → Something you wish you had done in your life.
Day 24 → Make a playlist to someone, and explain why you chose all the songs. (Just post the titles and artists and letter)
Day 25 → The reason you believe you’re still alive today.
Day 26 → Have you ever thought about giving up on life? If so, when and why?
Day 27 → What’s the best thing going for you right now?
Day 28 → What if you were pregnant or got someone pregnant, what would you do?
Day 29 → Something you hope to change about yourself. And why.
Day 30 → A letter to yourself, tell yourself EVERYTHING you love about yourself

Sounds like me, right?  I love it!  I would love to have company on this journey, Jolie over at This Side of Changed was doing this last challenge along with me, and made it even more fun.  So read over the list, and let me know if you decide to do it!

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