Write about a challenge you faced and overcame.
I have a problem with the “overcame” part.
I am currently facing many challenges. Some are new, some I’ve been facing for years. But “overcame“? I don’t know that I’ve ever overcome a challenge. It seems that they’ve just been piling up on top of each other, and now I’ve got a mountain in front of me.
Just an FYI—I am not a mountain climber.
I will be honest with you, as I always am. I saw this prompt last night. I’ve been thinking about it ever since. And I still haven’t come up with anything. Maybe this is one of those “start small” or “take baby steps” sort of things. But I don’t want to write about something small. It doesn’t have to be a big thing. A medium thing would be fine. (My daughter would be laughing so hard after those last three sentences. See penis and balls jokes. But for that, I’d prefer if it was a big thing. Medium? Fuck that. I’m not settling.)
Sorry. Apparently it’s a challenge for me to stay focused on the matter at hand. (I swear, I’m not saying dirty-sounding things on purpose. It just keeps happening.)
Because of my depression, it’s a challenge for me to get out of bed some days. Obviously I overcome that when it happens or I wouldn’t be sitting on my sofa right now. But that’s not big enough for me. (Now everything sounds dirty.)
Oh my god! I’ve found the perfect thing. (Oh my.)
Challenge: Writing this post.
How I overcame it: I wrote about trying to write it.
Oh! Another one:
Challenge: Stop acting like a twelve year old.
How I overcame it: Um. I guess I haven’t. I don’t think I’ll ever stop. It’s too much fun. (Um. Well, it is!)
I’m sorry for this whole post.
My next challenge: find one of these men and make him mine. I’ll let you know when I overcome this challenge. So, like, never.
p.s. — I *really* hope some of the future prompts are more inspiring. I’m sure it’s hard to come up with these (oh god), but I wish they were better.
p.p.s. — This post was one of those stream of consciousness/no editing posts. But that’s probably obvious.