It’s April, which means it’s time for the April writing prompts! April is also my birthday month, so naturally it’s one of my favourites! The party mood’s been dampened a bit this year because of my broken knees, but I’ll try to enjoy it a little.
Can you believe that a quarter of the year has passed already? I’m glad in a way, as it hasn’t been the best year at all so far. Maybe one of the worst because of this suddenly disability that threw a wrench in my life.
I am currently in a bad flare as well, but I hope to participate and share more about my chronic illness life with you in the April writing prompts. I hope that you will join me, and I look forward to reading your take on the April writing prompts, too!
April 2022 Awareness Dates
- Autism Awareness Month
- National Donate Life Month #ShineALight
- National Facial Protection Month
- IBS Awareness Month
- National Minority Health Month Theme: “Give Your Community a Boost”
- Occupational Therapy Month #OTMonth
- Oral Cancer Awareness Month
- Parkinson’s Awareness Month
- Primary Immunodeficiency Awareness Month
- Sarcoidosis Awareness Month
- Sexual Assault Awareness Month
- Stress Awareness Month
- Testicular Cancer Awareness Month
- World Health Day (07 April)
- National Public Health Week Theme: “Public Health is Where You Are” (04 – 10 April)
- National Youth HIV/AIDS Awareness Day (10 April)
- World Parkinson’s Day (11 April)
- RAINN (Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network) Day (13 April)
- Parkinson’s Awareness Week (10 – 16 April)
- STD Awareness Week (10 – 16 April)
- World Haemophilia Day (17 April)
- World Primary Immunodeficiency (PI) Week (22 – 29 April)
- Every Kid Healthy Week (25 – 29 April)
- World Immunization Week (24 – 30 April)
- National Infertility Awareness Week (24 – 30 April)
- National Infant Immunization Week (26 April – 03 May)
*Note: This is not a comprehensive list. Let me know if I missed anything out and I’ll add it in!
What The 2022 April Writing Prompts are About & How to Participate
The linkups are a monthly get together for anyone with a chronic illness, mental disorder or disability. An opportunity to share, to listen, and to learn from one another through shared writing prompts. I also think it’s a great way to provide insight into life with chronic pain, from many different points of view.
All you have to do is write using at least three of the writing prompts listed below, and publish it on your blog, or to a free writing platform like Medium. Then click on the blue ‘Add Link’ button to add your blog post to this page. Voilà, you’re now part of the linkup party!
2022 April Writing Prompts
- Only one link submission per website.
- Do comment on at least two other blog posts in this linkup if you participate. Helping to spread the word on your social media is always appreciated, but not required.
- Linkups start on the first of every month. There will be five different writing prompts. It will close at the end of each month before midnight. All timings listed are in Singapore time (+8 GMT).
- Pick at least three of the writing prompts to write about. Five is best, of course! 😉 You can write about your latest experiences with chronic illness, or even turn it into an evergreen blog post.
- Insert a link to this post when you submit your blog entry for auto verification.
- Failure to follow these rules might get you blacklisted from future linkups. Let’s keep it fair for all 🙂
Get the April Writing Prompts!
Have you been forgetting to do certain tasks or all-the-things because of brain fog or something else? Or perhaps you’ve forgotten what it feels like to be healthy, or what it’s like to go out without a mask on.
You could also feel forgotten by your loved ones or the world, as chronic illness and the accompanying fatigue and pain seem neverending.
Or perhaps they forgot an important date such as a birthday or anniversary, and it’s making you feel sad. You could also be trying to forget a traumatic experience, something someone said and more.
Have you had to modify your diet, lifestyle, sleeping and waking habits, routine, environment, workspace or something else due to chronic illness or the pandemic?
Or perhaps you’ve had to modify your blog, something on your social media, your resume, or some work.
You could also be trying to modify your or someone else’s attitude and behaviour, or trying to shift a perspective.
Are you trying to maintain a healthy new habit, diet, routine, or something else this month? Or perhaps you’re simply trying to maintain the bare minimum of feeling decent.
You could also be maintaining your house, garden, skills, vehicle. Or maybe trying to upkeep a certain lifestyle, appearance or persona.
Are you advocating for a cause, chronic illness, mental illness or disability for April in particular? How are you vocalising and raising awareness for that, if so?
You could also be self-advocating and speaking up more, or vocalising a need or want, whether at an appointment, in a relationship, at your workplace, or anywhere else.
Perhaps your infant is starting to make their first sounds, or you could even be participating in an actual choir or opera!
Do you have trouble trusting someone or something this month? Perhaps a doctor, a family member, a friend, the news, or even certain ingredients on a label?
Perhaps you feel like you can no longer trust your body. Or that others no longer trust you with responsibilities or activities.
You could be simply letting go, and choosing to trust certain processes. Or maybe you’ve chosen to put your trust in a person or belief. You could also be working on some trust issues.
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