Questions from Melony Hill’s Writing for My Sanity Therapeutic Writing Workshop, held online.
What is the most important thing for me in this moment?
Honesty is always the most important thing for me, even when it hurts. But honesty with myself is the thing that is most import for me at the moment. Making sure that I’m staying on top of my assignments, resting when I need to, and really taking care of myself and investing in myself when I need it. All of that requires a deep knowledge of self, and to be very honest about the reality of what I feel and what I need to do.
Do I want to do this thing? Am I taking enough time for myself? Is it fulfilling to me? Does it align with my standards? Does it help others? Does it help me?
All of these questions require pure honesty.
If all were well in your world, what would that look like?
All is well in my world because I know that I will be alright.
I do have things to worry about, things that make me uneasy, things that I must work on, but I have the knowledge and the assurance that my God has got me, and that I’m strong enough to adapt, grow, and overcome. Even if they hurt.
If this were my last day, would I be satisfied with my life? What would I have differently?
I think if today was my last day, I’d honestly have taken out a lot of things. I wouldn’t have gone to any meetings. I wouldn’t have let the kids go to school. I would have spent the whole day outside. I would have gone swimming.
I think most days I do things like that because I try to seize the moment as much as I can. It leaves me with fewer regrets.