Note, this exercise may require some variation to complete. Use your personal creativity to reach for the concept of the exercise and then interpret it accordingly.
Think back to a past “trap” you created for yourself, something that when it had you ensnared kept you from doing something you either loved doing then or love doing now (or both). As a kindness to yourself, review the situation, including what may have caused the trap and how you dismantled it. As a related kindness and if feasible, do the thing the trap kept you from doing.
After doing this, write your story and then edit it to a point where it is succinct, no more than three short paragraphs.
What wisdom have you gained from this story and from this experience?
Summarize this wisdom in a sentence and add it to the bottom of your story.