December 1 Journal Prompt: Who Are You?

Knowing who you are is a huge thing. This will determine how you write, what you like to write about, where you stand on issues that might come up with your writing, and eventually, how you wan to market yourself.

Getting to know your deeps desires, your core wants, your needs, and what makes you tick is essential to building yourself as an artist.

That beings said, it’s alright not to know. You don’t have to know who you are in order to create. Being an artist, no matter what kind of artist, is how you explore yourself, challenge and express your emotions and ideas.

So while you’re answering this question, you might start by looking at yourself from the outside. Ask yourself these questions:

  • This is how I look to the stranger on the street
  • This is how I look to my neighbor
  • This is how my family/friends see me
  • This is how my boss sees me

Then look at each of these answers and challenge them. Are they right? Are they wrong? What are they missing?

Don’t allow your personal feelings and thoughts about yourself get in the way of answering these questions. Be real with yourself. This is an exercise to look beyond any wounds we have, and try and see what it is that we represent.

When you get clear with yourself on who you are, or at least have a page of “I Don’t Know”, the ask yourself how you feel about the answers you came up with. Is there anything on the page you want to change?

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Nicola Thompson

Born and raised in the Pacific North West (Washington State to be specific), I'm currently living on a farm, raising chickens, and writing in North Yorkshire. A former editor of Durham University's online magazine, The Bubble, I also write for the magazine Carpe Nocturne, and have several short stories published in a variety of anthologies.

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