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Day 65
Reflect on your early years.

Take a few moments to close your eyes and take a few deep breaths. Allow yourself to remember the details of you life. Ask yourself a million questions about your early years in life.
  • Where was I born?
  • Who are my parents?
  • Where did we live?
  • Who are my siblings?
  • What jobs did my parents have?
  • What religion did we practice?
  • Who was part of my life as I grew up?
  • What were my dreams?
  • Who did I admire?

When your mind is full with memories and answers to your questions, open your eyes and start writing in your journal. Start any way you want..."Once upon a time," or "I was born in a log cabin," or "I remember when..." Allow all your memories to fall, spill and splash out on the page. Keep writing until you can write no more. This is the beginning of your story.

Day 66
Be honest with yourself about a difficult or challenging experience.

Make an entry in your journal that completes this sentence: "The worst thing that ever happened to me as a child was..."

Allow yourself to drift back to an incident, a moment, a place and a time that allows you to write this passage. Ask yourself a lot of questions to get to a time and place. Be sure to be honest with yourself.
  • What happened?
  • Who was there?
  • Why was it the worst thing?
  • How did you feel?
  • When did you feel better?
  • Do you often think of this time?
  • What did you learn?
  • How has it affected your life today?
Write for as long as you need to and craft a story around this event. It might be hard and painful, but remember that you made it through and there is much to learn from it. It is part of your story, and you will discover much about yourself in the way you have grown and have lived with this incident. Be kind to yourself as you tell your story.

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