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Fear Not!


The pandemic has thrown us all for a loop and is impacting us differently. This is a time of great uncertainty and worry for everyone as we face changes in every aspect of our life. We have fears about our loved ones and relatives, our futures, our goals, our jobs, money etc. The goal of this prompt is to allow you to express your fears as creatively or as matter-of-fact as you would like. Being vulnerable, especially during this time, is hard enough as it is. Fears can be personal, so you are not required to disclose what the fear is. You can simply share their triumph of letting your fears go.

  1. Take some time to think about your current fears or worries. Choose one that is weighing heavily on you or that you feel comfortable sharing. What is it? What is causing it? Is it something you can control or something outside of your control? What does it look like? How does it make you feel?
  2. Draw your fear. You can use pencil, pen, markers, or whatever tools you would like. You can even draw it digitally and print it out. Just make sure you have a physical representation of your fear.
  3. Leave it somewhere that you will see it over the course of the next few days. Each time you see it, take some time to think about, process, and reconcile with your fear.
  4. Once you feel like you are more comfortable with your fear and have had sufficient time to process it, fold it up into the shape of a paper airplane.
  5. Record yourself throwing your paper airplane as far as you can. You have dealt with your fear in a healthy manner and are now casting it away.
  6. Submit the video you took of your airplane’s flight to Together/Apart.