Do you keep a journal – or wish you could get one started? Literary Mama wants to help.
Three times a month, I’ll post a writing prompt. Open a notebook and write for 10 minutes. Don’t worry about grammar or punctuation – just write. Then let the writing simmer and your mind wander for awhile.
And who knows? Maybe you’ll discover a character for your next short story or a theme for a narrative essay. Or maybe you’ll use the idea to create a special holiday card or photo album for someone in your family. However you decide to use your journal entry, I know you’ll enjoy re-reading it months–and years–down the road.
Ken and I decided to keep each of our three pregnancies secret for the first trimester because we knew that was the time period a pregnancy runs the highest risk of miscarriage. During each of those 90-day periods, I dreamed about the changes the addition would bring to our home, what he/she would look like, and whom he/she would remind me of.
But at the end of those three months, I told everyone. My parents told everyone they knew, and Ken’s parents told everyone they knew.
It’s hard to keep good news secret.
Journal Entry: Write about the first trimester of pregnancy. At what point did you share your news with friends and family? What issues did you take into consideration before spreading the word?