I was looking through one of my older blogs the other day and stumbled across a set of everyday life journalling prompts I used a few times. I thought it would be fun to share the prompts with you – filled in at present (yesterday) and way back in 2010.
Today: Wednesday 6th February 2019
Setting the scene – I’m 37, living in Essex in the UK with my husband and my son who is 8.
- eating: scrambled eggs on toast for breakfast, a tuna melt for lunch and salmon with rice and vegetables for dinner.
- drinking: water and some fresh orange juice (good for when I’m feeling on the verge of a cold)
- listening: the builders chatting and cutting lengths of wood to make my new porch floor, birds singing, cars and planes in the distance.
- wearing: to leggings, socks that say “Be You” on the sole, my j’adore grey with rainbow stripes t-shirt, a black pinafore dress and my long navy cardigan (80% Primark!).
- looking at: things taking shape at the front of the house, the pretty posy of spring flowers in my cornishware vase, the grey with white polka-dot tablecloth and my bullet journal.
- thinking about: all the creative ideas that have hit me today including new snippets for a series of short fiction stories I’ve been thinking about for a while.
- watching: we’ve been watching Taskmaster re-runs in the evening, I’m enjoying the latest series of Call the Midwife when I get the chance. And at lunchtimes if we are both home me & hubby watch topical comedy news shows like The Last Leg.
- loving: the anticipation of warmer weather and longer days, receiving letters from penpals, having a tidier and cleaner house thanks to TOMM.
- missing: the rescue dog we had for a week but were unable to keep. She had some issues we weren’t experienced enough to deal with but I miss her snuggles, her cuteness and her company.
- looking forward to: Spring, some (not yet booked) trips away, half term, seeing MUSE the summer.
Today: Thursday 28th October 2010
Setting the scene – I was 29, living in Palmerston North in New Zealand with my husband, my son who was 2 ½ months and our labrador cross.
- eating: LCM bars (New Zealand cereal bar) for breakfast, have a French loaf in the breadmaker and Roast Chicken and Stuffing sandwiches made ready for lunch
- drinking: water and trying not to think about the cans of Diet Coke in the cupboard (must avoid caffeine!)
- listening: to the baby chatting away in his cot and I’m wondering if he will settle himself to sleep or am I just dreaming?! I might put on one of my birthday CDs soon. Hubby bought me The Boat that Rocked soundtrack and The Great NZ Songbook 2. They are awesome.
- wearing: leggings (from M&S – my mum sent them over when I was pregnant), my purple baggy top (bought from a secondhand shop in Australia a couple of years ago) and my sparkly shoes (from Next in the UK).
- looking at: the beautiful view through my front window. It’s such a colourful view – whoever planted our garden did an awesome job.
- thinking about: tidying up the clutter and laundry in the lounge ready for our healthcare visitor appointment this afternoon.
- watching: nothing at the moment but planning to watch Emmerdale at lunchtime. I have developed a strange addiction to it!
- loving: being a mummy and a wife. Sure, it has it’s ups and downs but overall it’s pretty awesome. Never thought I’d be content with such a simple life but there it is.
- missing: my mum. Love you mum 🙂 Looking forward to your next visit!
- looking forward to: Christmas – it’ll be baby’s first one and hopefully we may have some family here to celebrate it with us.
Everyday Life Journalling Prompts
Please feel free to copy and paste these and adapt them as you see fit!
Today: (enter date)
Setting the scene: Age, Location, Job/Career, Living With (I added these for the purpose of this blog post but realise they might be good to include)
- looking at:
- thinking about:
- looking forward to:
That’s my Everyday Life Journalling Prompts. I may revisit these again in the future. How great would it be to capture these answers every year and look back over them?
Have you ever done anything like this? What would be on your own list of Everyday Life Journalling Prompts? Feel free to complete your own in the comments or tag me if you fill it in elsewhere.