60 Seconds for Story Prompt Friday: Being Your Own Good Self.
by Diane Wyzga | May 7, 2021 | 60 Seconds, Podcast | 0 comments
Hello! to you in Tauberbischofsheim, Germany.
Coming to you from Whidbey Island, Washington this is 60 Seconds for Story Prompt Friday with questions carefully chosen to help you collect stories in the oral tradition or spark your own writing. Either way, you’ll say, “Thanks for the memories.”
When I was in the 8th grade I changed schools mid-year because my dad was transferred. My new teacher scheduled a parent-teacher meeting with my mom who came away with this: “Mrs. Wyzga, I’m afraid that Diane is just a good average.”
Let’s put aside for a moment what possessed my mother to share this judgment with me and explore the fall-out. For years I chased what was better than “a good average.” I succeeded beyond wildest dreams.
But at the end of the day it took a lot of living and a lot of learning to really embrace this fact: The miracle of a well-lived life is that you grow up to be your own good self; the rest is just parlor tricks and carnival games.
Story Prompt: When did you beat the odds and succeed when someone said you wouldn’t? Write that story!
Practical Tip: The magic of stories is also in the sharing. If you wish share your story with someone or something. All that matters is you have a story.
This is the place to thrive together. Come for the stories – stay for the magic. Speaking of magic, I hope you’ll subscribe, share a nice shout out on your social media or podcast channel of choice, and join us next time! You’re invited to stop by the website and subscribe to stay current with Diane, her journeys, her guests, as well as creativity, imagination, walking, stories, camaraderie, and so much more: Quarter Moon Story Arts
Production Team: Quarter Moon Story Arts
Music: Mer’s Waltz from Crossing the Waters by Steve Schuch & Night Heron Music
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