Portioning Off Yourself

Hello Beautiful Thinkers,

Do you ever feel like you have to portion off parts of your personality for different parts of your life? I often feel this way. Different people in my life get different versions of me based on what I feel they need from me or what I’m willing to share with them. For example at my part-time job I make sure that I’m bringing my more extroverted qualities out. But at the same time, while I’m much more personable there I’m much stricter about the personal information I make available. Write a poem about portioning out yourself based one who you’re with or what you’re doing.

Keep Dreaming Beautiful Thinkers,

The Boy In The Heart Shades

Feeling Pressured

Hello Beautiful Thinkers,

I’ve been feeling like “Under Pressure” by Queen featuring David Bowie has extremely relatable lately. We all face different pressures in life. It isn’t fair to compare the amount of pressure that you handle to the pressure of others. You have to take on the amount you can without it hurting you. Write a scene about your character feeling like she has reached the limit of how much pressure she can handle in her life.

Keep Dreaming Beautiful Thinkers,

The Boy In The Heart Shades

Slow And Steady

Hello Beautiful Thinkers,

I’ve never been very good at the whole slow and steady thing. I know that the tortoise and the hare should have taught me that it’s the best way to get things done right in one go. But it turns out I’m not always the most patient person. So for me when a task requires a slower approach it can be a struggle for me to adjust. Do you have the same problem BTs? Write a poem about the benefits or struggles of taking things slow and steady.

Keep Dreaming Beautiful Thinkers,

The Boy In The Heart Shades

A Threat You Can’t See

Hello Beautiful Thinkers, 

I recently finished Prey by Michael Crichton. The basic concept is about scientists that created robots smaller than the human blood cell. But as is the case with almost all science fiction the technology doesn’t work exactly as planned. The characters are then faced with a threat that is on an individual scale too small to be seen with the naked eye. It’s more terrifying than germs. Take inspiration from Prey and write about a character that is concerned with a threat that is that small in size. Is this character rightly concerned? Or is their fear on the level of hypochondria? 

Keep Dreaming Beautiful Thinkers, 

The Boy In The Heart Shades

A Dream Interrupted

Hello Beautiful Thinkers,

DO you ever have dreams so vivid that they actually wake you up? In my experience, you either end up wanting to go back into the dream, or they keep you up to avoid dreaming again. Write a poem about the most vivid dream that you’ve had recently. Did you wish that it would keep going a little bit longer or do you wish you’d never had it? Perhaps there is a middle ground where you have mixed feeling about the dream. Whatever the case may be, what made this dream so powerful?

Keep Dreaming Beautiful Thinkers,

The Boy In The Heart Shades

Wearable Energy

Hello Beautiful Thinkers,

Scientists have once again found a way to make clothing even cooler! As you’ll see from the image below a fabric has been created that has two ways of generating energy. I’m not sure how much it costs to produce this fabric but hopefully just creating it is a step in the right direction. Write a scene that features something made out of this fabric. What have you decided to make the fabric into? What does this item get used to power? Is it something for everyday use or a special event?

Keep Dreaming Beautiful Thinkers,

The Boy In The Heart Shades

The Joy Of Balloon Animals

Hello Beautiful Thinkers,

Japanese artist Masayoshi Matsumoto creates the most intricate balloon animals that I’ve ever seen. There have been times when I’ve been impressed by the creations of balloon artists but never at this level. The thing that amazes me most about these is the idea of putting this level of work into something so temporary. Balloons always deflate with time, and I think it would be so sad to watch one of these creations lose its air. Write a scene that involves the joys of balloon animals and other balloon art, whether they are this complicated or the most basic balloon creation.

Keep Dreaming Beautiful Thinkers,

The Boy In The Heart Shades

Not My Problem

Hello Beautiful Thinkers,

Write a poem about the relief and freedom of knowing something stressful is no longer your responsibility. How good does it feel to be able to say that’s not my problem but good luck with it. How long did you have to deal with this stressor? How did you gain your freedom? Did someone else take your place? If so, did they volunteer or were they recruited?

Keep Dreaming Beautiful Thinkers,

The Boy In The Heart Shades

Unreasonable Expectations 

Hello Beautiful Thinkers, 

I’ve been listening to Demi Lovato’s album Confident a lot the last few day. And while it might be silly, I can’t stop thinking about how unreasonable the line “Die for each other” is in her song “Cool for the Summer.” We jump from what sounds like a summer fling to being willing to give up our lives for each other. The song is really catchy but I can’t help but laugh at that line. Today write a scene that includes a character having very unreasonable expectations of those around them. 

Keep Dreaming Beautiful Thinkers, 

The Boy In The Heart Shades 

Calling Up Your Confidence

Hello Beautiful Thinkers,

Write a poem about something that you do to make yourself feel confident. Do you have a special outfit that makes your feel ready for every challenge? Does exercising make your feel good about yourself? Do your know you look good in certain lighting? Does a job well done bolster your self-esteem? Whatever it is that makes you feel most confident in yourself, in whatever way you feel is important, write about it today.

Keep Dreaming Beautiful Thinkers,

The Boy In The Heart Shades