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Thursday, September 17, 2009

Dig Deep! More About You and Me

We change from day to day, minute to minute, and even second by second. Great writing comes from delving into our memories and recalling how we felt during different times of our lives.

Here's an easy writing exercise for us. Just fill in the blanks again!

I used to be _________but now I'm __________.

It's as simple as that. I'll go first.

I used to be shy but now I'm rowdy!

The thing about these writing exercises is that they trigger other memories. They make me want to write more. I honestly did use to be shy. I can remember hiding behind a piano in my first grade class when I got to school before everyone else. I'm not sure when I figured out being rowdy was more fun, but once I did the laughter never stopped. I've always been a prankster...just ask my husband, kids, and Joan! Joan has known me since I was 5-years-old.

See what I mean? One thing leads to another. Teachers, if you can get your kids on a roll with an exercise like this, there will be no stopping them!

22 comments:

Jan Mader said...

I used to be _________but now I'm __________.

Janet (Latte Lady) said...

I used to be self centered but now I'm someone who desires to help others.


I used to be quiet but now I'm in the public eye.


I used to be dirty but now I'm white as snow!

AL said...

I used to be boring but now I am so hyperactive!!
I used to be wild but now I am tamed. LOL

^..^Corgidogmama said...

I used to be intense but now I'm mellow.

Joan said...

I used to be poetic but now I'm a coyote.

Jan Mader said...

She's not kidding.

There's a pack of coyotes that live in the woods behind my house. Joan came over and we tried to get them to howl.

Joan's howling is better than mine, however it wasn't good enough. Daggone!

Barbara's Spot on the Blog said...

I used to be young but now I'm old.

chicamom85 said...

I used to be a size 8 but now I'm not.

I used to be so lonely but now I am surrounded by love.

Tweedles -- that's me... said...

I used to be alone, but those days are gone-thank goodness!
(tweedles mom)

I used to fit into a tiny basket, but I don't anymore!
tweedles

2cats said...

I used to be a stoner but now I am not.

I used to have cataracts on both eyes, but as of today they are all gone.

I used to be a city girl but now I live in the woods.

Catachresis said...

(still laughing at the coyote one lol)

I used to be indecisive but now I'm not so sure!

(sorry couldn't resist. Will try and think of a more original one after my morning coffee!)

Jan Mader said...

I'm laughing at all of these!!!!! "I used to be indecisive but now I'm not so sure..."
I'm glad you couldn't resist!


I used to wish to be skinny but now I'm happy just the way I am.

I used to think longer but now I just do whatever comes to my mind. Usually it's productive, sometimes I want to take it back! YIKES!

Catachresis said...

I used to be overweight but now I am undertall !

Sandy said...

I used to be a morning person, but now I'm not.

I used to professional woman, but now I'm not. hum....that sure leaves the door open. lol

I used to be a beer person, now I'm a wine person.

I used to be racquet ball player, now I'm a blogger. (doesn't that paint a picture)

I used to be a camper, now I'm a hotel fan.

thanks for the fun
Sandy

Jan Mader said...

Yes that does paint quite a picture!!!!Love the professional woman part...Is there something we need to know? LOL

Kat said...

I used to be a long distance runner, but now I am lucky to WALK to the mail box and back!!

I used to be a doormat, but now I am assertive.

I used to have dark brown hair, but now it it white,grey and brown.

I used to be a mother of 5 little ones, but now a mother of 5 grown adults.

I could go on but I won't.

Kathleen Jones said...

I used to be a girl but now I am a woman.
I used to be a wallflower but now I get up and dance.
I used to be a dreamer but now I am a doer.
I used to be a city girl but now I am a country girl

2cats said...

I USED to wear glasses but now I don't need to.
(thanks to the eye surgeon and cataract removal)

I used to balance my check book weekly now I do it monthly.

I used to put my spices in alphabetical order now I don't.

Tweedles -- that's me... said...

I used to be a cowboy, but I am not anymore.
(tweedles mom)

Joan said...

I used to confront but now I explain.

Jan Mader said...

I used to be at Lake Erie but now I'm home again!

ocmist said...

I used to be insecure, but now I'm a fairly confident person.
I used to be fat, and now I am overly fluffy!
I used to be a loving Mom, but now I’m a loving grandmother.
I used to be like a strong, sturdy workhorse, but now I’m like an old sway-backed mare. (Physically)

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