Challenge: Write a short paragraph (100 words or less) daily on a topic beginning with the sequential letter of the alphabet.
No one comes to a screeching halt beside a brick wall and gushes over a particular brick, do they. Why? Because they’re homogeneous – each so similar to the other that none stand out as unique. Yet isn’t that exactly what society and the media are trying to tell us to become? Women are to look like air-brushed, photoshopped models; men are to become successful in high-paying and powerful careers, regardless of their dreams or individual giftings. But I’m with Robert Frost; let the cream rise. Follow your hearts in your careers, and learn to love yourself as you are!
Challenge: Write a short entry (100 words or less) on a topic beginning with the sequential letter of the alphabet.
To diverge is to tend toward a different direction, to separate, or to become different. For me, it means to go against the flow of the average, normal, or expected. Whether in life or in writing, being divergent is an important characteristic that allows uniqueness to shine through: To look at things from a different angle, to perceive experiences through eyes that look for the unexpected, the unusual, or the anomalies; this gives the divergent a strength and tenacity that cannot be achieved by taking the path more travelled, or the way smoothed by myriads of feet trodding before them.