Welcome to my 2020 Blogging A-Z April Challenge. Each day, I will post a brief Journal On! Daily Writers’ Workshops lesson and prompt. Teachers, parents, and students may use the material to encourage daily writing practice, spark insight, and embrace mindful reflection.
I think I miss visiting most during the COVID19 quarantine. I want to visit my downtown and browse through shops and smile at strangers without a mask. I look forward to ordering a bold medium-sized coffee face to face at the coffee shop and chatting with the librarian in the library. I can’t wait to spend time with my parents, sisters, and kids.
We are being patient and smart about how to get about our days. This crisis will end. Although today’s shelter-in-place orders feel endless, we will get through this. In the meantime, we Journal On! Are you looking forward to visiting a place and people once this crisis has passed? Let’s journal about the visiting we are planning.
- Primary Prompt: Who or where do you want to visit first once it is safe to go outside our homes? Is it your neighbor across the street, the park with your friends, or the bakery to buy a big black and white cookie? Draw a picture of you visiting this person, group, or place for the first time once the quarantine is safely lifted. Label the items in your picture. Write about your drawing.
- Intermediate Prompt: Think about the first place or person you want to visit once it is safe. What will you do? What will you talk about? Journal about your feelings.
- Upper-Intermediate Prompt: Write about the visiting plans you have. Why is this place and/or person at the top of your visiting list? Include details in your plan, such as activities and conversations you look forward to when you first go visiting. Describe the feels you anticipate.
Until tomorrow, Everyone.
Antoinette Truglio Martin is the author of Hug Everyone You Know: A Year of Community, Courage, and Cancer. The memoir is a wimpy patient’s journey through her first year of breast cancer treatment.