Guided Creativity: All or Nothing? (Daily Prompt)

“Perhaps when we find ourselves wanting everything, it is because we are dangerously close to wanting nothing.” — Sylvia Plath

Which do you find more dangerous: wanting nothing, or wanting everything?

I’m conflicted. Up until the last few months, I didn’t really keep track of my wants. And now that I’m starting to write things down and see all of my goals laid out, I want to do everything. So I agree with Sylvia Plath, I want everything because I was so close to wanting/having nothing. I’ve started blogging, pen-paling, volunteering, working out, eating clean, sewing, and stamp collecting…all of this when I don’t have school. I’m eager to see how much I’ll keep up with this when school starts again in January. And all of these are equal wants for me. I want to do all of those regularly, but I know sewing will probably take the back burner for a while. (I also started a bucket list, which is pretty dangerous because a lot of it is travel, and I’m not sure how I’ll ever accomplish it all.)

So which is more dangerous? I think both. Wanting nothing will lead to a boring life (which I had for a long time), but wanting everything will lead to let downs if you don’t get everything you want. There is a balance though, and I hope to be able to find it, because everything is not all or nothing. It’s give some, take some.

Which do you find more dangerous: wanting nothing, or wanting everything?

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Blogging 101: Make a Prompt Personal | Golden Key

Golden Key

Today’s assignment: publish a post based on your own, personalized take on today’s Daily Prompt:“Golden Key.”

You’ve been given a key that can open one building, room, locker, or box to which you don’t normally have access. How do you use it, and why?

A golden key? If I were given a key, I’d open the door to being able to travel more often. My ‘key’ would allow me to travel to such places as Australia, Italy, Morocco, South America, island in the Pacific. It would be a dream to travel more and explore the world. There are so many places and unfamiliar cultures and peoples out in the world that I could never get tired of exploring. (I am a picky eater though…so I’m not too sure how well I’d hold up in that department.) I would love to be able to put my normal life on hold to go travel for a while, and not have to worry about responsibilities back at home.

Looking into the future, I think it would be wonderful to travel as a family for extended amounts of time, maybe rent an apartment for a month or two, so that my children learn about people of the world so that they can have an open mind and know what’s out there.

If it’s a real key though, I’d probably have a key to the bank so that I can use it to access money I can use for my travels.

What would you use a golden key for?