Writing Prompt #17: “30 Day Writing Challenge” (Day 11)

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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

Something you always think “what if…” about

Once I was old enough to understand, I learned that my dad was up for promotion in the Coast Guard and didn’t receive it (This was in the early 1990s). I always thought about what if he had received it, and I still think about it.

I know we would have gotten transferred more often, probably once every few years. He absolutely deserved that promotion, but since he didn’t get it, we settled in southeastern Virginia. He transitioned into the Coast Guard Reserve and took a government job full-time. We made Chesapeake our home, and it’s been wonderful for almost 25 years. The house my parents have holds so many special memories. It’s hard to believe next year will be 25 years.

I’m grateful that we didn’t move around very much – My parents only moved twice after I was born – From New York to Alexandria, and then Alexandria to Chesapeake. It’s funny, I’ve moved more times as an adult now – To Farmville for college, to Newport News to live on my own, to my in-laws house in Chesapeake after we got married, and now to Portsmouth where Al and I have our first house together.

I often daydream of where we may have ended up as my dad finished out his Coast Guard career – We could have lived on the West Coast for a while, or other places on the East Coast, maybe even Florida. Who knows! If anything, learning this information, I think, sparked my desire to travel.

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