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!