AoM Journaling Challenge Day 12: Stream-of-consciousness

Today’s AoM Journaling Challenge: Give stream-of-consciousness writing a try. This is where you basically just write out whatever comes into your head at the moment it comes into your head. It can feel bizarre, and it’s certainly not structured, but it can lead to some valuable insights into what’s going Continue Reading →

AoM Journaling Challenge Day 11: On Mortality

Today’s AoM Journaling Challenge: Memento mori. “Remember that you will die.” Admittedly, this isn’t the most pleasant topic. There is, however, great benefit in meditating on the reality that at some point, you will in fact die. It motivates you to live the life right now that you want to Continue Reading →

AoM Journaling Challenge Day 10: The Hero’s Journey

Today’s AoM Journaling Challenge: Take a look at the hero’s journey, and identify where you are in that journey. Doing so can help you better understand where you are in life, and help you figure out where to go next. You can take it in the context of your entire Continue Reading →

AoM Journaling Challenge Day 9: A Day in the Life

Today’s AoM Journaling Challenge: On this day, simply write about your day. This may seem especially boring, but write out the events of your day. What time you woke up, what you had for breakfast, what your commute was like, what you did during at work, how you spent your Continue Reading →

Becoming a Dad

“So, do I get all those benefits now?” I remember the morning that I first learned I was going to be a father. It was just around 9:30 AM on the second Saturday of July. The sheets smelled faintly of campfire smoke since Christine and I had crawled straight into Continue Reading →

AoM Journaling Challenge Day 8: Career Plans

Today’s AoM Journaling Challenge: Take some time today to reflect on your career. Jot down a timeline of it, including all the ups and downs. What was your best experience? And the worst? What would you like your future to look like, in terms of your career? If you’re a Continue Reading →

AoM Journaling Challenge Day 7: A week of posting

Today’s AoM Journaling Challenge: You’ve made it one week! Reflect on what this newfound practice has been like. Getting through the first seven consecutive days is truly the hardest part. Have you enjoyed it? Has it been difficult? Has it been what you expected? I’ve made it to one week Continue Reading →

AoM Journaling Challenge Day 4: Self-care

Today’s AoM Journaling Challenge: Via negativa; today, pick a habit that you’d like to eliminate from your life. Bad habits are like armpits, we all have ‘em and they all stink. Whether cutting soda out of your life, or putting a stop to your porn addiction; either way, as with Continue Reading →

AoM Journaling Challenge Day 2: Six Word Memoir

I have to admit that I had a good start on this particular post since I had done this activity before. Today’s AoM journaling challenge: Continuing to work within that idea of constraints, try to write a 6-word memoir of your life so far. This idea is rumored to have Continue Reading →