Tuesday, August 31, 2010


I found this website with a bunch of journaling prompts and while I think they would be awesome for some scrap pages I also thought they would make good blogging material! These are just the first 4 on the list.

Where did you live as a child – town, country, suburb, etc.
I grew up in a tiny suburb of Minneapolis that grew as I did. At one time there was farm land around us but that is mostly gone now. It is also the town and house that my mom grew up in. There are lots of memories in that place.

What is your greatest joy? Your greatest sorrow? My greatest joy would be Owen and motherhood. Motherhood is something that you cannot explain to someone who isn't a mother and until you do it you don't understand. I think marriage is similar! My greatest sorrow would be the loss of loved ones. Especially Nikki.

What do you feel has been the most significant world events that have taken place in your lifetime and why? Well, the things I remember the most are:
  1. the explosion of the space shuttle in 1986. I was in the sixth grade and the entire grade was at a winter camp up north in MN. I remember our teacher coming in and telling us. I was sitting on the top bunk writing in my camp journal.
  2. Princess Diana dying in 1997. I was home on summer break from school before going back to do my student teaching.
  3. The September 11th attacks. I was in a staff meeting when it happened and we found out after the meeting while students were arriving at school.
  4. The election of President Obama.
Describe your yard as a child. As I mentioned I grew up in the house my mom grew up in. When I was younger there were more trees than there are now. Many of these have died or had to be cut down. It was a huge yard. It's not as huge to me now! My great uncle lived with us and we would sit in his car after he came back from work eating fruit that he had brought home under the big pine tree by the driveway. It was a wonderful yard for playing in and even though our house was on a busy street it was always a safe place to play because there was so much room. It makes me happy that Owen gets to play in the same yard as a child.


Debbie Langley said...

Hi Heather, thanks for your post I look forward to reading more about your creativity journey and what you discover along the way. You might also find these journaling prompts at http://www.creativewriting-prompts.com/journal-writing-prompts.html useful.

jillconyers said...

Great prompts. Thanks for the link!

Janet said...

I agree...thanks for sharing!

Great memories to record. I haven't done my childhood pages but would love to do that sometime.

Anonymous said...

Those are great prompts, definitely good for blogging or scrapping.