This weekend, I have the rare opportunity to explore my writing. For the first time ever, I’m participating in a writing workshop at the North Shore Readers and Writers Non-Fest in Grand Marais. The course is lead by creative writer Kathryn Savage. Remember back in early 2020 when I traveled to Florida to participate in a personal development conference? You know the one where I was terrified to dance with 10,000 strangers? Well I upped that today by sharing my writing with ten individuals. Turns out, it is a lot less revealing to dance like nobody is watching, then reveal your soul to strangers. The joys of being a writer.
Anyways, the class has my brain in overdrive. I will be leaving this weekend with so many more questions than answers. But, I’m also leaving a new found appreciation for some new forms of writing. I’m even playing with some new approaches to my non-fiction writing. Here’s a glimpse of just one of my writing prompts today. I hope you enjoy it.
Wonder and Worry
I wonder sometimes if I’m overly ambition. Too extra. Too out there. I worry that I am not enough.
I wonder if we had caught the addiction sooner, my mother would be alive. I worry I’ll follow in her footsteps.
I wonder if my son knows how much I love him. I worry I will smother him to death.
I wonder if I’ll ever lose the extra weight. I worry about the impact diet culture has on women.
I wonder if I love my job enough. I worry I’ll never find my calling.
I wonder about the roll COVID-19 and a broken health care system played in my father’s death. I worry I didn’t advocate hard enough.
I wonder if there’s a greater being in the universe calling the shots. I worry about challenging my faith.
I wonder how I reversed a life of poverty. I worry I am not generous enough.
I wonder why Pet Smart prohibited me from buying a goldfish. I worry about all of the goldfish sacrificed as prizes of the golf ball toss game at summer festivals.
I wonder why I grow so many zucchinis when I hate zucchini. I worry my garden will never grow.
I wonder if I love myself enough. I worry that my ego gets in the way.
I wonder how a dating app brought me and my husband together. I worry about how technology is changing relationships.
I wonder if I miss opportunities because I’m the world’s largest introvert. I worry that I talk too much.
I wonder where these words are coming from. I worry words are never enough.
I wonder if I worry too much. I worry that I wonder too much.