As a writer, I often turn to writing prompt books like 300 Writing Prompts by Piccadilly, to get the creative juices flowing. As I was perusing it this morning I saw an interesting topic – “When was the last time you got lost?” Now the obvious meaning to this questions is the literal one. When was the last time you got lost? Were you a kid in the grocery store or an Uber driver trying to pick up your next passenger? Maybe you were a patient trying to find your new doctor’s office to which you had been referred. Whatever the case may be, most would read that and take the literal interpretation of that question to mind and answer it.
While my mind did flit in that direction at first, I’ve recently had some life changing, heart-warming and then breaking, earth shattering moments occur in my life, and therefore my thoughts took a different turn. I’d love to answer the question, but I fear that I’m still lost. When your world is turned upside down and your heart is ripped from your chest and stomped on, how does a person recover?
I didn’t realize how lost I was until I sat down to think about this writing prompt. Now that I have, my writing today has changed to a work of art. That work of art being of a self-reflective design – a map to finding self-discovery, self-confidence, and happiness. For me, it will start with baby steps, but at least I’m thinking for myself and not being blinded by emotions. I may not yet be found, but I’m no longer lost.
So instead of “When was the last time you got lost?” I ask you when was the last time you were found?