Creative Journal

You’re playing truth or dare with yourself. What’s the one truth you’d be afraid to tell, and the one dare you’d be afraid to act out?

The truth is, I am not as confident in my writing as I wish I could be. Opinions get to me. And I am a tough critic as my worst critic. Very rarely am I 100% pleased with my work. In fact, I can’t think of a time when I have been pleased 100% with my work.

The truth is, I wonder if I am a good writer or if I just think I am. I wonder if I am forcing myself to be confident in my work because that’s what I should do since it’s what I love to do.

A dare that I would be afraid to act out is living one day full of spontaneity. Plans make sense. Plans are good. Plans make me feel better. I plan spontaneity. That’s the only time it’s incorporated into my life. If you can call that spontaneity, which you really can’t.

I can’t imagine a day without a plan. I probably need one. But I just can’t imagine enjoying a day like that. Then again, I did recently go on a retreat where I didn’t know what time it was or anything. It didn’t kill me. But even then, I had an idea of what we might do after the first full day.

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