Writer's Club: February
K, anyone else feel like January was the longest month ever? We know the cold can do that to ya (or maybe it’s 12 months living in tropical paradise and then coming back to grey, cold, rainy and now snowy London), but now that we’ve come out the other side, we are feeling pumped for 2019 and all that it will bring.
This month’s journal prompt comes from freeing the limits of imagination and learning how to make a change.
So, let us ask you this: How do you define your own version of happiness?
Often we explore happiness in terms of outside factors - whether other people think we are successful, if we are seen to be positive, change-makers, conversation-starters, outgoing personalities or if we project an image of perfection and dreamy peacefulness on our Instagram accounts.
But what we if we took some time to think about what makes us happy when no one else is looking? It could be as small as lighting a candle while your read, watching the fire crackle as the snow settles outside, holding hands with a loved one or rolling around the floor with your dog. What would make you happy, even if no one else knew about it?
This month’s prompt is soundtracked by Lapsley’s Operator - the DJ Koze extended disco version, because it makes this human want to dance like no one is watching with dizzying happiness levels.
You can submit your piece below if you have it typed up, or snap a photo of it and email it to firstname.lastname@example.org, just be sure we can read it all. You choose whether you want author cred or if you’d rather submit anonymously.