Writing Prompt #7: “30 Day Writing Challenge” (Day 1)

Writing - quoteaddicts

Image Credit: quoteaddicts.com

As I mentioned in my September Goals post earlier today, I’m determined to complete my first full 30-day blogging challenge!

I found this challenge on a WordPress blog. I think it was referenced in another post by another blogger recently, but I can’t remember who, where, or when!

Here’s the link to the original post:


Here’s the list!

  1. List 10 things that make you happy
  2. Write something that someone told you about yourself that you never forgot
  3. What are your top 3 pet peeves
  4. Write about someone who inspires you
  5. List 5 places you want to visit
  6. 5 wins to your heart
  7. List 10 songs you’re loving right now
  8. Something you struggle with
  9. Post some words of wisdom that speak to you
  10. Write about something for which you feel strongly
  11. Something you always think “what if…” about
  12. Write about 5 blessings in your life
  13. What are you excited about
  14. Post your favorite movies that you never get tired of watching
  15. Bullet-point your whole day
  16. Something that you miss
  17. Post about your zodiac sign, and whether or not it fits you
  18. Post 30 facts about yourself
  19. Discuss your first love
  20. Post about three celebrity crushes
  21. What are 3 lessons you want your children to learn from you
  22. Put your music on shuffle and post the first 10 songs
  23. A letter to someone, anyone
  24. What about a lesson you’ve learned the hard way
  25. Think of any word. Search it on Google images. Write something inspired by the 11th image
  26. Write about an area in your life you’d like to improve
  27. Conversely, write about something that’s kicking ass right now
  28. Post 5 things that make you laugh-out-loud
  29. What are your goals for the next 30 days
  30. Your highs and lows for the month

And, here’s my Day 1!

  1. List 10 things that make you happy

Excellent!

This kind of ties into my recent “Happiness Tag” post, but I tried to write about 10 original things for this post.

10 Things That Make Me Happy

  1. Nature. I love landscapes, the outside world, sunsets, plants, gardens, flowers – I could go on and on and on. I studied the environment as part of my two-year Visual Arts class in high school, and it gave me a much greater appreciation for this planet that we call Earth. I love nature photography, too. Exploring parks gives me immense joy. I love traveling to my in-laws’ farm, because there’s nature EVERYWHERE!
  2. Driving in my car in the spring and fall with the windows down, blasting my favorite music. It’s so wonderful to put my hair up, turn up the radio, and feel the fresh air on my skin as I’m driving somewhere! Bring on the cooler weather, stat!
  3. Meghan Trainor. I recently found a mix of her songs on YouTube, and I haven’t stopped listening to it! She’s fantastic. I love the videos, her style, her voice, and the different messages that she incorporates. Al and I saw The Peanuts Movie earlier this year, and I instantly recognized her voice in “Better When I’m Dancin'”. I was bouncing along in my seat!
  4. The colors green and gold. These two colors symbolize two of the best things in my life – The Green Bay Packers, and Alpha Sigma Tau! I’m so excited that football season is starting again!!
  5. Long phone dates with my friends Lyndsey and Amanda. Amanda was my roommate during our junior year at Longwood, and Lyndsey is a wonderful mutual friend of ours. They are both amazing women, doing amazing things! The only problem is I live many hours and hundreds of miles away from them! We try to do regular phone dates, and just last week we committed to doing them once a month. They’re two of my closest friends, and talking to them on the phone is so personable and wonderful!
  6. Pastel paintings. This ties in with #1, with my high school Visual Arts class. I chose pastels as my main medium for my final assessment for IB. I kept most of the paintings I did, and I want to get them out from under my old bed, frame them, and display them in our house! I also want to invest in a set of good pastels and start painting again.
  7. The 8:30 service at my church. Right now, I serve on the church’s Media team, where once a month, I run the computers and projectors. I love the contemporary music that the band plays. I always get a rush from the energy, and I always leave the building feeling uplifted and inspired!
  8. Podcasts. When I got my personal iPhone back in December, I quickly discovered the Podcasts app, and I love it for my commute back and forth to work. I have a lot from NPR – Serial, StoryCorps, This American Life, Fresh Air, Ask Me Another, Wait Wait … Don’t Tell Me!, Invisibilia, Embedded – but I have also discovered some other awesome ones: Casefile True Crime, Lore, Myths and Legends, The Nerdist, The Way I Heard It with Mike Rowe, Remarkable Lives, Tragic Deaths; and Unsolved Murders: True Crime Stories. 
  9. Having the ability to express myself freely, whether through speaking, writing, or any other form of communication.
  10. Having a home that is becoming my sanctuary. I love having a place of our own, where Al and I have grown and will continue to grow as a couple and as husband and wife. I’m grateful that I’m able to drive to it every day from work. I feel safe and peaceful. I can’t wait to see what happens next!

That wraps up Day 1!

Come back tomorrow for Day 2!

Are you doing a blogging challenge for the month of September? I’d love to hear about it!


Until the next headline, Laura Beth 🙂

Advertisements

35 thoughts on “Writing Prompt #7: “30 Day Writing Challenge” (Day 1)

  1. I love this. If you don’t mind, I might do this challenge next month!

  2. Oooh yes! This looks like a good one to do 🙂 Look forward to reading your posts x

  3. Pingback: Writing Prompt #8: “30 Day Writing Challenge” (Day 2) | Hot Shot Headlines

  4. Pingback: Writing Prompt #9: “30 Day Writing Challenge” (Day 3) | Hot Shot Headlines

  5. Pingback: Writing Prompt #10: “30 Day Writing Challenge” (Day 4) | Hot Shot Headlines

  6. Pingback: Writing Prompt #11: “30 Day Writing Challenge” (Day 5) | Hot Shot Headlines

  7. Pingback: Writing Prompt #12: “30 Day Writing Challenge” (Day 6) | Hot Shot Headlines

  8. Pingback: Writing Prompt #13: “30 Day Writing Challenge” (Day 7) | Hot Shot Headlines

  9. Pingback: Writing Prompt #14: “30 Day Writing Challenge” (Day 8) | Hot Shot Headlines

  10. Pingback: Writing Prompt #15: “30 Day Writing Challenge” (Day 9) | Hot Shot Headlines

  11. Pingback: Writing Prompt #16: “30 Day Writing Challenge” (Day 10) | Hot Shot Headlines

  12. Pingback: Writing Prompt #17: “30 Day Writing Challenge” (Day 11) | Hot Shot Headlines

  13. Pingback: Writing Prompt #18: “30 Day Writing Challenge” (Day 12) | Hot Shot Headlines

  14. Pingback: Writing Prompt #19: “30 Day Writing Challenge” (Day 13) | Hot Shot Headlines

  15. Pingback: Writing Prompt #20: “30 Day Writing Challenge” (Day 14) | Hot Shot Headlines

  16. Pingback: Writing Prompt #21: “30 Day Writing Challenge” (Day 15) | Hot Shot Headlines

  17. Pingback: Writing Prompt #22: “30 Day Writing Challenge” (Day 16) | Hot Shot Headlines

  18. Pingback: Writing Prompt #23: “30 Day Writing Challenge” (Day 17) | Hot Shot Headlines

  19. Pingback: Writing Prompt #24: “30 Day Writing Challenge” (Day 18) | Hot Shot Headlines

  20. Pingback: Writing Prompt #25: “3o Day Writing Challenge” (Day 19) | Hot Shot Headlines

  21. Pingback: Writing Prompt #25: “30 Day Writing Challenge” (Day 19) | Hot Shot Headlines

  22. Pingback: Writing Prompt #26: “30 Day Writing Challenge” (Day 20) | Hot Shot Headlines

  23. Pingback: Writing Prompt #27: “30 Day Challenge” (Day 21) | Hot Shot Headlines

  24. Pingback: Writing Prompt #28: “30 Day Writing Challenge” (Day 22) | Hot Shot Headlines

  25. Pingback: Writing Prompt #29: “30 Day Writing Challenge” (Day 23) | Hot Shot Headlines

  26. Pingback: Writing Prompt #30: “30 Day Writing Challenge” (Day 24) | Hot Shot Headlines

  27. Pingback: Writing Prompt #31: “30 Day Writing Challenge” (Day 25) | Hot Shot Headlines

  28. Pingback: Writing Prompt #32: “30 Day Writing Challenge” (Day 26) | Hot Shot Headlines

  29. Pingback: Writing Prompt #33: “30 Day Writing Challenge” (Day 27) | Hot Shot Headlines

  30. Pingback: Writing Prompt #34: “30 Day Writing Challenge” (Day 28) | Hot Shot Headlines

  31. Pingback: Writing Prompt #35: “30 Day Writing Challenge” (Day 29) | Hot Shot Headlines

  32. Pingback: Getting Personal #36: September Goals Recap | Hot Shot Headlines

  33. Pingback: Writing Prompt #36: “30 Day Writing Challenge” (Day 30) | Hot Shot Headlines

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s