Journal Writing Prompts - Your Memories

On this page, you'll find journal writing prompts related to your memories. For journal prompts focused on your opinions, goals, and daydreams, click here. You'll also find links to more journal ideas and prompts at the bottom of this page.

Journal prompts - Memories

  1. What's something you were afraid of as a child?

  2. What's something difficult you had to do?

  3. What's an embarrassing moment that happened to you?

  4. Who is someone you've lost? What are some of your memories about that person?

  5. What's something that helped to shape your outlook to life?

  6. Describe your teachers at school.

  7. Describe your best childhood friend and your relationship with this person.

  8. When you were a child, how did you imagine your adult self?

  9. What's your earliest memory?

  10. What are some of the memories you associate with springtime? With summer, fall, and winter?

Journal Prompts - Write about your first...

  1. Day of school or college

  2. Crush

  3. Date

  4. Car

  5. Home

  6. Pet

  7. Job

Journal prompts - Write about any of these life milestones:
  1. Graduation

  2. Wedding or divorce

  3. Pregnancy

  4. Childbirth

  5. Job or career change, retirement

Journal Prompts - What memories are brought by the following smells?

  1. pine needles

  2. cut grass

  3. sunscreen

  4. rubbing alcohol

  5. cinnamon

  6. stale beer

  7. pencil erasers

  8. vinegar

  9. newly-vacuumed carpet

  10. orange peel

  11. radiators heating up

  12. mothballs

  13. roses

  14. a new car

  15. frying bacon

  16. damp paper

Journal prompts - Next steps

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