Today is Day 10 of 100 Days of Blogging. Today’s category is Self-Reflection and the prompt is a doozy. The card says “Write about a day or experience that you’ve tried to forget.”
The issue that I have answering this prompt in a satisfying way because I can’t think of anything that I’ve actively tried to forget. I’ve had embarrassing moments, and times that I’ve acted like a cotton-headed ninny muggins, but I haven’t really had an incident or day that I’ve actively tried to forget.
I realize that this is a bit of a cop out because the category is supposed to be about self-reflection, but in the absence of remembering any incident that I’ve actively tried to forget, I can’t write all that much.
I guess I could write as to why I haven’t tried to actively forget something. I would say that I haven’t tried to do that because either I forget it passively, or it’s important enough that I remember it for the lesson I learned from it. If I actively try to forget something, it’s like I’m trying to hit the reset button on an incident that may have had a good lesson for me, even if it was extremely embarrassing. All of our experiences make us who we are, and actively trying to forget about them could wind up being worse than the alternative.