Earlier today I noticed that write.as has their own series of writing prompts that get updated weekly found here. Anyone can make a submission from that link, so if you want to join in, go on ahead. No cost and no risk.
This week is about how we're feeling. Pretty simple and in the moment. I see why the tag is just #now.
How have you been feeling?
Life has been going well, in general. I'm happy with where I am and what I've been doing. Fear and panic due to conditions in the world aren't common feelings, but are intense when they do occur. In the evenings, my anxiety has been elevated. I've been nervous trying to 'speak' online in groups, and it's been rough just having someone talking to me in person (when I'm home). In spite of that, I feel on top of the world. There is a positivity engine in me that just won't quit, and I'll keep feeding it right.
What have you been working on?
I finished the platinum in Dark Souls 3 after a few weeks of intense playing. I doubt I will pick up another game to play that intensely for a little while. Instead, my next task is going to be reinstalling Linux on my laptop. There is a lot that I can still learn just from installing, so it isn't a waste of time. I'm considering a different distro, just to increase my experience with both the installation and Linux as a whole. I've also been tweaking different settings on my phone in order to improve the experience. I spent several hours yesterday learning how to actually use OpenCamera in order to take better pictures.
What have you been thinking about?
I've been thinking about the end of this year. Being out of debt is such a significant hurdle in my mind. It's the end of a very long race and will mark the beginning of something brand new I've never experienced before. I've been thinking about how I want to spend my time leading up to it: gaming, opsec, reading, exercising, socializing. How can I leverage my time effectively without feeling like I'm structuring things?
The cue is a nice change of pace. I felt like I was able to write more than just having to come up with something to write about on the spot. That's been an issue on the days that end up being shortform. I don't see myself using prompts super often, but they definitely have their benefits when I want to do something new. We're nearly a third of the way through 100 days to offload. I've missed a few days here and there, but I'm not beating myself up about it too much. I'm writing when I remember to, and not really forcing myself. I think that's the spirit of the 'challenge', and I feel like I'm getting better at putting my thoughts on paper. Thanks for joining me so far.