Day 15 ~ Becoming Vulnerable 30 Day Writing Challenge

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Things we must keep to ourselves!

Today I am thinking about the things we share and what we don’t. Our deep, dark, dirty secrets (sometimes shame filled) those things we refuse to tell another soul. Yet for the most part when trying to make a good impression we put on our best makeup, clothes, shoes and masks… who we REALLY are we reserve for one! And THAT person we can never fool.

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In my reading today I found two prompts and it made me think of what I make public and the stories I have yet to share. There are people in my life who do not approve or agree with my form of expression and art but who’s asking!

This is where we are going today… to the places we don’t go!

Take a deep breath… sit somewhere comfortable… don’t think about it… allow what comes up to guide you. We will start with a warm-up, set your timer for 3 minutes:

Warm-up prompt 4 minutes: I REFUSE TO… (BEGIN!)

Deep breath– release…

Day 15 prompt: THERE’S A FINE LINE BETWEEN WHAT YOU WANT PEOPLE TO SEE AND WHAT YOU NEED TO KEEP TO YOURSELF… (Set timer for 15 minutesBEGIN!)

What I want people to see… and what I must keep to myself…

END TIME!!!

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Tell me about your process… How do you feel?

I look forward to reading your responses.

Please share your responses to the 30 Day ~ Becoming Vulnerable Writing Challenge in the comment section below.

I will post my prompt response shortly.

Wishing you all the most beautiful day filled with love, light and continual inspiration.

And so it is. Namaste. Aché

With all my love,
Alicia

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One thought on “Day 15 ~ Becoming Vulnerable 30 Day Writing Challenge

  1. Warmup: I refuse to be put in a box… one of the things that really infuriates me is the constant needing to prove I am one thing… to prove I am who say I am (feeling an Eminem song playing in my head)… tired of all the questions, feeling tested… the insults… judgments… criticisms…

    “Has she paid her dues?”
    “She’s not really Dominican?”
    “Is she gay enough?”
    “She should lose weight?”
    “Why doesn’t she dye her hair?”
    “She needs an MFA!”
    “Does she want to be a man?”
    “When will she finish it?”

    Why are people so obsessed with putting others into a category, labeling and questioning them? Why don’t people just mind their business and let the rest of us live?

    I refuse to have to prove myself to anyone! END TIME

    Prompt 15: There’s a fine line between what I want people to see… sometimes I don’t want people to see how incredibly sad and disappointed I have felt. Sometimes I don’t want the world to see my pain or tears. Sometimes I don’t want to let people see my rage… because oftentimes it even scares me. This is why I must keep things for myself… and mostly why I keep to myself. This is why I take my time to process… this is how I keep things for myself… this is how I take care of myself. Not everything is for the world to see or know about me. Sometimes it’s no ones business but my own. There’s a fine line between what you see and who I am.

    People think they know me… people think I’ve had it easy… perhaps I make it look easy… perhaps because of how I look they think it’s easy… however… this is ALL hard-work… literally blood, sweat and tears… then more blood, more sweat and even more tears! This is digging deep and bringing it to the surface.

    There are few who have met the REAL me… and this just means I trust them with all parts of me… and I feel good because I know that there are those out there that really love me for me. And so it is! END TIME

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