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Prompt: The Last Time I Left My Comfort Zone

This prompt originates from this list. Write about the last time you left your comfort zone. At the time I am writing this, I am typing this post in advance so for clarification I am adding a specific date for an event I am recounting. The event I am going to talk about happened on…… Continue reading Prompt: The Last Time I Left My Comfort Zone

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Prompt: What I Was Really Thinking

This prompt originates from this list. Write about what you were really thinking. This was something that happened recently. It was two weeks ago on a Sunday when I went shopping with my parents. We stopped for lunch at a Popeye’s inside the mall. There was only one empty table with four seats left so…… Continue reading Prompt: What I Was Really Thinking

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Prompt: How High School Changed Me

This prompt originates from this list. Write about your time in high school and how it changed you. Oh booooy, this is a true can of worms I didn’t want to open. High school sucked majorly in more ways than one. I might be a complete Debbie Downer for this post since I have a…… Continue reading Prompt: How High School Changed Me

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People Pleaser

A big part of my social anxiety is how often I can’t distinguish between if I’m acting the way I am because I am under the influence of my anxiety, or am I acting the way I am because this is my real personality coming out? Not everyone who has social anxiety has gone through…… Continue reading People Pleaser

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Looks Are Deceiving

To judge someone by looks alone is unfair. It’s hard not to when the most immediate way to gauge a person is by looking at him/her and taking in their facial features and other physical attributes. It can be incredibly inaccurate the way my mind perceives someone with certain looks whom I deem to be…… Continue reading Looks Are Deceiving

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Prompt: Memorable Interaction With a Stranger

This prompt originates from this list. Write about a memorable interaction with a stranger. As I was groping through my memories for a good story for this post, I laughed thinking about a particularly humiliating incident that, looking back, is pretty hilarious. I remember with crystal clear accuracy that it was the end of my…… Continue reading Prompt: Memorable Interaction With a Stranger

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Prompt: An Open Letter to My Future Self

This prompt originates from this list. Write an open letter to your future self. Dear Future Nat, I truly hope that at the time you are reading this, you are living a life that is much happier and freer than the one I am currently in. Finding my niche is very hard and I don’t…… Continue reading Prompt: An Open Letter to My Future Self