2:05PM: ‘Thank you, Linda!’
Ah, Christmas! That time of year where we celebrate the birth of Jesus Christ, spend valuable time with family, (and of course, get presents! Hehe).
With Christmas only being three weeks away, it’s made me realise that in the past, I haven’t been the best at sharing. (Even to this day, if I’m being completely honest). And with adulthood quickly rapidly approaching, maybe now might be the time to change that…?
For example, when I was younger, (I kid you not) I was the worst at keeping secrets. I would share the secrets that I had been told practically the moment after I had found out. I would either tell it to the person it was regarding directly. Or I would tell that person’s circle of friends knowing full well that it would be spread (indirectly).
Nowadays, I think it’s a safe bet to admit that I no longer engage in such pettiness.
Now, I’m in a situation where I want to share something (But, I feel that deep down I’m not doing this for the right reasons). I will be sure to go into it in another post, but what I will say is that I’m giving someone something for the sole purpose of not wanting it anymore. (Yep, the pettiness is real 😦 )
Sometimes, I can’t help but think that I’m incapable of sharing. I mean, secrets aren’t the only things that I hold back on. Take my personality for example. My fear of not being liked by everyone (Or simply not being good enough) has created this facade of sorts. (Now don’t get my wrong, this front is a PART of my personality. Maybe even the better part, but I don’t want it to be all of it…).
But, for now over Christmas and the New Year. I’m going to work on sharing (More ‘selflessly’ than ‘selfishly’).
What I’m asking you, dear reader is:
‘Do you share for the right reasons?’
‘How exactly do you share?’
‘And what exactly do you share?’
So, here it is! My third post in response to ‘#SoCS’. Thank you so very much Linda for this prompt! I will admit, it did take me a while to come up with a word. But once I thought of ‘share’ I knew that it would tie in perfectly with this prompt and the time of year in which we are in 🙂
For anyone who wanted to participate, here are the rules as follows:
1. Your post must be stream of consciousness writing, meaning no editing, (typos can be fixed) and minimal planning on what you’re going to write.
2. Your post can be as long or as short as you want it to be. One sentence – one thousand words. Fact, fiction, poetry – it doesn’t matter. Just let the words carry you along until you’re ready to stop.
3. There will be a prompt every week. I will post the prompt here on my blog on Friday, along with a reminder for you to join in. The prompt will be one random thing, but it will not be a subject. For instance, I will not say “Write about dogs”; the prompt will be more like, “Make your first sentence a question,” “Begin with the word ‘The’,” or simply a single word to get your started.
4. Ping back! It’s important, so that I and other people can come and read your post! For example, in your post you can write “This post is part of SoCS:” and then copy and paste the URL found in your address bar at the top of this post into yours. Your link will show up in my comments for everyone to see. The most recent pingbacks will be found at the top. NOTE: Pingbacks only work from WordPress sites. If you’re self-hosted or are participating from another host, such as Blogger, please leave a link to your post in the comments below.
5. Read at least one other person’s blog who has linked back their post. Even better, read everyone’s! If you’re the first person to link back, you can check back later, or go to the previous week, by following my category, “Stream of Consciousness Saturday,” which you’ll find right below the “Like” button on my post.
6. Copy and paste the rules (if you’d like to) in your post. The more people who join in, the more new bloggers you’ll meet and the bigger your community will get!
7. As a suggestion, tag your post “SoCS” and/or “#SoCS” for more exposure and more views.
8. Have fun!
Be sure to click on ‘#SoCS’ to view Linda’s blog and get further information regarding this prompt! Xx