(For the past 5 years I have used the same journal prompts in December for my personal blog Hurry Slowly. Inspired by the #Reverb10 prompts, I have kept the best and added a few of my own. Interestingly enough, I have 22 favorite prompts, and they match up nicely with the Major Arcana, so this year I’ve decided to call it #TrumpTheYear.)
THE HANGED MAN. Is there one moment you wish you could do over now that you have 20/20 hindsight?
I had extra money in my budget this year, and so proposed going to a very fancy seminar at a very fancy school we have all heard of. My boss loved the idea, as it was attached to a fancy school we have all heard of.
It was a total flop of a week. I learned nothing. The food was bad, the schedule punishing, and I was told that I could have (should have in one case) taught those sessions myself. It compounded my doubts about my profession, and if I had reached the pinnacle already. (Sure, I could get paid more. I could have a fancier-sounding title. But for me, if there is nothing more to learn, I’m over it.)
The best part was grumbling about it with the people I met. I wish I had a do-over. I wish I had my week back – we all did. Also, the tee shirt they gave out at the end was itchy.