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  • Rachel Brooks

What Would You Ask For

I used to journal almost every day, and that's something I really want to get back into the habit of doing. Today I'm sharing my #transformationtuesday journal post with all of you.

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"If you could have, do, or be anything you asked for...what would you ask for?"

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If I could have anything, I would ask for a nice place to live in a city I love. An apartment or condo that feels like our home with our fur babies, decorated like my Pinterest board, that includes simple features like hardwood floors and an in-unit washer and dryer. (I'm so going to miss our in-unit washer and dryer. 😭)

I would ask for a magical wardrobe that constantly updates with the new clothes I'm adding to my cart, but never actually buy, on my favorite retail websites. πŸ˜…

And right now, I would ask for some new fancy photography gear to play with, someone to teach me how to actually edit photos correctly (not just guessing around), and space to bring all of my ideas to life. Oh, and to live in a cool place where each corner there is an "Insta Worthy spot." Oh, Oh, and a world without masks! πŸ˜„

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If I could do anything, it would be just doing something I love every day. πŸ’—

I'd love to be performing as much as possible.

I'd like to use my spare time to direct, choreograph, and connect with theatre students.

Then, in the space in between, I'd enjoy creating photos and content to share with the world.

Ya know, not asking for many things! Just a few special passions to come to life. πŸ₯°

And, I'd really like to go shopping...often...

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If I could ask to be anything though? I'd ask to be more confident in myself and not so dependent on other's approval. To be insightful enough to view others as supporters and not competition. To be strong and believe in my worth. To be forgiving to myself because nobody is perfect, and I am no exception to that rule, nor should I be. πŸ’•

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What did I learn about myself through that journal prompt?

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From my "haves" I learned that I definitely have our move on the mind. I'm constantly dreaming up the changes I want to make to our home decor, designing potential layouts, etc. And the hardest part is weeding through my closets. I love clothes, and I hate parting with anything I might eventually want again someday, also knowing in the back of my head I'll probably just buy something new to wear for that someday instead. πŸ˜…πŸ˜¬

I also have all my newfound passion for photography in focus. Steven and I have been doing research, taking classes, and learning a lot about this fresh interest of ours.

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From the dos, I'm obviously in desperate need of some theatre time. It's been over a year since I was doing anything theatre-related (in a theatre) and that has been far too long. I'm super excited about the opportunities that await me in this area in our new home! I even have some inspiring interviews in the coming days. I'll keep you all posted.

Also, again, another nod to the photography thing... so I seem to like what I'm spending a lot of time doing these days. That's good. 🀣

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And lastly, the "be anything," really hit deep. As this change erupts such shifts in our lives, I'm putting everything under a microscope to take this transitional time and transform my whole life. A blank slate to create on. 🌈✨ This question helped me pin-point some things I really want to zoom in on and take a new approach with; my confidence, well-rounded insight, strength, belief in myself, and forgiveness.

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All of my "ask for anything" items are achievable, except maybe the revolving closet... πŸ˜₯, if I continue to pursue and preserve. I feel like that's what I gained most from this journal prompt. I have everything I need to make it all happen, and I will make it all happen! πŸŽ‰

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As you can see above, you don't have to be super lengthy with your journal prompts, even in-depth ones. I find my most impactful writing comes when I form my thoughts into compact phrases and sentences. These contain emotion and motivation that I can internalize into making changes. In other words, sometimes it's better to write less and more intentionally. πŸ’–

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If you journal, I hope you find this prompt as inspirational as I did!

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