Writers Club: May
New to our writers club? Here's the deal.
Getting lost in your thoughts and being able to get it all out on paper, maybe make some sense of it, or even just taking the time to acknowledge everything that's going on, is one of the most cathartic, heart-opening practices we know.
Journaling brings you into the moment, which can help press pause on future anxiety or past resentment. A way to actively engage with your thoughts, dreams, or even frustrations. It may help you remember those moments that you never want to forget, or map out a plan for the future. It can awaken your creativity and give you an outlet for expression. Most of all, it's a route to healing, it can clear stress or self-doubt and studies have even shown it can even help you sleep better. It's magic, tbh.
While journaling can be a very personal journey, there's power in sharing our truth. Likely there's someone out there who's feeling the same way, or having a similar experience. Reading someone else's truth and having it ring true for you, well, that's a soul connection, through and through. For this reason, we are so excited to announce our monthly Girlvana journal prompt. Every month we will give you a topic; something thought-provoking to help get those pens moving and ideas soaring. Maybe it's a call just to sit with your emotions and jot it down, or maybe it's a call to share.
This month's prompt: when was the last time you felt truly seen? The last time you were in someone's company and didn't feel the need to explain yourself or put on a front; you knew they saw you, understood you and valued your heart and soul. Tell the story, or write a letter, or make bullet points of how it felt and what it looked like.
Every month, we will select, one, two or ten to share. If you want to submit your piece, you can either click the button below (if you have it typed out), or simply take a photo of it and email it to firstname.lastname@example.org—just make sure we can zoom in and read/see it all. You choose whether you want author cred, or if you simply want to submit anonymously. Just be sure to send it through before May 31. Next month, new topic.