Journal Writing Prompt: I remember…

Journal: I remember...

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Even during normal times, I love learning something new, but I find these days, the concept of online learning even more appealing. This is a perfect time to explore your creativity, learn new concepts, and reignite your passions. It’s not easy to run away from home-schooling/ household chores/ kid mania but stealing some time for yourself is worth it. Recently, in one of the learning sessions, I was introduced to an exercise that excited my senses. This is one of the best Journal Writing Prompt, I have come across. It’s called – I remember… 

The exercise is as follows:

  1. Start a new sentence with I remember…
  2. Find a calm place and get a Journal.
  3. Each memory should be a sentence or, two long at the most.
  4. Let your emotions flow and evoke some memory.

Today, I am going to do this exercise on The Crazy List as I love lists and this is the perfect list that can take me down the memory lane. This is the perfect journal writing prompt to start with journaling.

Journal Writing Prompt: I remember
Unlock your mind with the writing prompt: I remember

I remember…

I remember the first time I got Archie comics as a gift from my father in Class 3. 

I remember borrowing The Famous Five and Nancy Drew from my friend, Shalvi.

I remember a sinking feeling while reading Oliver Twist in class 6th. I guess Oliver’s sufferings were too much for me.

I remember trying to understand the world of Miss Havisham in The Great Expectations. Fascinated!

I remember being one of the three witches in Macbeth play and I truly loved my acting.

I remember how my whole world changed after getting rid of Physics, Chemistry, and Mathematics in Class XI

I remember the smell of samosas coming out of the school canteen.

I remember “To bait fish withal: if it will feed nothing else, it will feed my revenge.”

I remember studying Shakespeare’s plays with Dadi (grandmother). 

I remember wondering how she did English (Hons.) in the 1940s when every other girl used to take up Sanskrit or Hindi in post-graduation.

I remember reading “The Bet” by Anton Chekhov and was drenched with powerful writing.

I remember loving short stories more than classic novels.

I remember the smell of new books.

I remember locking myself in the guestroom and practice reading Macbeth’s Acts by reading aloud.

I remember tears in my eyes when I got 92 percent in English (Class XII – Boards)

I remember books, and bookshelves, and piles of books, and boxes of books. 

I remember so much more…

Okay…now this was totally unplanned. I ended up writing all the books that somehow shaped my childhood. This exercise made me realize that I love books and I should have chosen any language for my higher studies.

 I guess these are the memories that you carry forever, you just need to start unraveling your own RAM. 

And great writers and great stories never become irrelevant.

You can probably write your own, “I remember…”.  Set some limits or don’t but be honest to yourself while doing this exercise.

Next time, I am going to remember my firsts.

Do let me know what you feel about this journal writing prompt. Are you planning to write “I remember…” in your Journal?

Read some of the benefits of journaling here.

You can also read some of my favorite book quotes here.

Lots of love!


Journal Writing Prompt: I remember
I remember…

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  1. Dr. Usha Saxena

    Life is so fast , your journal added valuables in your journey. Essence of Physics Chemistry and Maths increase the taste in every path.

  2. What a lovely and wonderful memories

  3. Kristine Nicole Alessandra

    That is a very good writing prompt. I might even “steal” this idea and create a blog post with it. Thank you so much for pulling me out of the writing slump!

    1. Thanks…I am glad that you liked the post.

  4. I am a huge fan of journaling. I really like your prompt that is simple and accessible and can also lead to pretty deep reflections.

    1. Thanks…I am glad that you liked the journal writing prompts.

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