Journal Writing Prompts for September 2022

September is here! Who is ready for a 3-day weekend for Labor Day, the start of school, football, tailgating, and the first day of Autumn? The cooler days are a wonderful time to snuggle under a blanket, sip hot cocoa, and write in a journal.

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  1. How did August go for you, your family, work, school, and your community? Go into detail about the highs and lows of the month.
  2. What do you hope to achieve or finish in September? Create a list of at least 5 goals for the month.
  3. What do you want to finish by the end of 2022? Have you been working on your year-end list? Why or why not?
  4. Describe 3-day holiday weekends from your childhood. Did you travel? Host a BBQ? Watch a telethon? Donate?
  5. Happy Labor Day! How did your day go? Did you work? Host a BBQ Write about your day.
  6. What is your favorite time of day? Why?
  7. Free write.
  8. Thinking back, what is the most romantic thing someone has done for you? Why does this memory stand out over the others? Is this person still in your life today?
  9. How would you describe yourself to others? List 10 positive attributes. Yes, there are at least 10.
  10. Make a list of your current hobbies. Is there something new you want to try? Or do you want to restart an old one? What is stopping you?
  11. If there is one job you could do for a day, what would you pick? Why?
  12. What did you do today that was just for yourself?
  13. Write a personal review of a book, movie, restaurant, or television show.
  14. What do you want to try? Do you have a bucket list for the autumn season? Make another dream bucket list.
  15. Write down 5 good thoughts about your day or week.
  16. Write about your siblings, cousins, or friends.
  17. What is your biggest fear or concern right now? What steps can you make to alleviate them?
  18. Did you like school as a child? Who was your favorite teacher? Subject? After-school activities?
  19. Write about your best friend from school. Are you still friends today?
  20. What were you doing today at 2 pm?
  21. What excites you most about the Autumn season?
  22. Happy First Day of Autumn! Did you get outdoors? Are the leaves beginning to change in your area? Describe the fall season in your area.
  23. What was your favorite fall activity as a child? Provide details.
  24. Write about a person who brings you the most inspiration.
  25. Write about your feelings about today.
  26. What one thing made you smile today?
  27. What is the most memorable activity you did over the summer?
  28. Are you a day or night person? Why?
  29. What are you looking forward to in October?
  30. Writer’s choice.

Have a great month!

Author: Rebecca C.

I am just a person who loves to photograph and write about the world around me.

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