Writing Prompt #25: “30 Day Writing Challenge” (Day 19)

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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

Discuss your first love

I fell hard for Daniel. One of the biggest things I liked about him was how protective he was. I remember agonizing over whether or not we should date on the youth group camping trip to some of the adults, since he was a junior and I was a sophomore.

He always put his arm around me – He always made me feel safe. He protected me from those who teased me. We went to different high schools, but we enjoyed every weekend at church and usually his house.

We were watching Runaway Jury at his parents’ house during President’s Day Weekend, 2005. I remember the conversation going something like this:

Daniel: Can I ask you a question? It feels .. a little silly.

Me: You can ask me anything. Whatever it is, it probably won’t be silly. Try me.

Daniel: Can I … kiss you?

Me: (stunned look on my face with a dramatic pause)  Um … Yes. Of course.

My first kiss was amazing, and wonderful.

I had the stupidest grin on my face for the rest of the night. One of his parents drove me to the church, just down the street from their house, where my parents were wrapping up handbell practice. My mom saw my face and knew without me saying a word.

We didn’t date more than a few months, but I remember his red Mazda Miata with the shark teeth cutout covering the grill, his leather jacket, his Birkenstocks all year-round, watching Horatio Hornblower, and his massive keychain collection.

He went off to college in Florida in 2006, and stayed down South. He got married in 2011 – He met Kristen in college, and she’s wonderful for him. Our parents are closer than we are, and that’s awesome.

Thinking back, all of this makes me smile. We had a good time together, we ended on a friendly note, and we have amazingly happy lives.


Until the next headline, Laura Beth 🙂

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