Day 2: Write A List

Today’s task is to write a list based on any of the following topics:

  • Things I Like
  • Things I’ve Learned
  • Things I Wish
  • Things You’re Good At

I think that the most challenging task for anyone would be to highlight what they’re good at because we live in a society that constantly feeds off of our insecurities or what we think we are bad at. This will be my first attempt at writing a list of 15 (positive) things that I believe I am good at in under 45 minutes. We’ll see what we get after the chaos.

15 Things I believe I am good at:

  1. Singing
  2. Creating music
  3. Writing (in general)
  4. I guess I would say I’m pretty good at makeup.
  5. I was very good at Rugby but I haven’t played in a while.
  6. I’m good at being able to tell whether someone is lying or not- or if someone is being ingenuine.
  7. I’d like to think that I’m a good listener.
  8. Being a friend.
  9. Trying new exotic dishes
  10. Lending a hand/ helping others
  11. I definitely try my hardest to be a good person both to strangers and loved ones
  12. B A N T E R 😉
  13. Telling stories
  14. Knowing someone’s character
  15. Honesty

 

WOW. That took so much longer than I expected, granted I did finish the list with 20 minutes to spare. I kept finding that it was really hard to try and stop myself from looking at the things I am good at that aren’t necessarily “positive” qualities/skills to have. For example, I am really good at procrastinating but that in itself has negative connotations. It was also hard to tell where the line between humility and arrogance is because I often think “Oh, I’m so good at that” but what is too egotistical?

*cue Beyonce’s ‘Ego’*

I want to be able to look at this list later on when I need to reinforce positive aspects about myself and really reflect on how much I have grown as a person.

Have you done this challenge? If not I definitely encourage you to try and let me know about the obstacles you faced writing the list. Tag #heyitsarny so I can see your challenge.

Stay woke.

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Day 1: Why Do I Write?

I guess I started writing this blog due to the fact that it was a piece of assessment I needed to complete for my digital marketing course at university. It seemed a lot like a chore, wherein completing one post would give me a credit point next to my degree. Nowadays my blog is pretty empty and struggling to find itself – which kind of extends to me personally; I am struggling to find myself.

There are a lot of blog posts I have deleted since revamping my blog but I find that although it felt like a chore when I was writing those digital marketing posts, I actually enjoyed writing. I write in my personal journals, I write lyrics, I write speeches and Facebook posts. So, writing these blog posts really ignited that passion I have always had in my heart to write.

But what am I going to write about now? My digital marketing class finished last year, so I am not obligated to post weekly anymore. I also took a shot at writing A (singular) movie review which I had a lot of fun doing but I don’t know whether this is the direction I want to take my blog.

I really would love to create this blog as a collection of all the topics and categories that I am interested in. My blog is called ‘Stay Woke’ because I want to inform my fellow Millenials and Gen Zs about a lot of things in life. I have had a whole year to leave this blog and come back to it again to write fresh new ideas, and I have those fresh new ideas, a fresh perspective of the world around me. Unfortunately, when I finally open up my laptop and stare at this blank blog post, I lose the words. I lose the sentences and the fire that I had five minutes prior to opening up my laptop.

What am I scared of? Judgement? I talk so much about owning yourself and your story, not caring what other’s think about you, but something as simple as writing a post like this is hard. So, today I write because of this prompt. It is a prompt I received from joining a WordPress blogging course where I try to find inspiration from everyday concepts. Tomorrow I will write because of another prompt or I will write poetry because I am also doing a course in poetry writing, or something completely different who knows.

I think the essential question, however, is how do I find that reason strong enough to force me to put my ideas on this blank canvas, and share with the world?

Why do you write Arny?