This week’s prompt is (in)spired by (in)courage’s upcoming (un)conference. Ok, that’s a lot of modified words.
But really, the upcoming conference, which takes place in April 2012, will hopefully be one of the coolest things ever – you don’t have to leave the comfort of your own living room (or bedroom, or whatever).
You can sit in your pj’s for this one. Sounds interesting, right? Take a look over here for details.
Anyway, on to our five minutes:
- 1. Write for 5 minutes flat – no editing, no over thinking, no backtracking.
- 2. Link back to the Gypsy Mama and invite others to join in.
3. Go a little overboard encouraging the writer who linked up before you.
OK, are you ready? Give me your best five minutes on:
in real life…
In real life… I long to be connected more to the women I admire the most. I long to be connected to women who aren’t afraid to talk about faith, politics, and the nitty-gritty parts of life that it seems most poeople are afraid of talking about.
I have always felt more comfortable with the conversations of men-folk. I’ve never really liked to talk about the current fashion trends, the latest hottest make-up colours or hairstyles. Though, I’ll admit, I secretly long to learn how to put on make-up, and style my own hair and paint my fingernails and all that jazz.
In real life, I honestly have just longed for a group of people that I can be real with. My life has been consumed by my work. Cursed with living in a small-town with big-city perfectionism has resulted in my taking on more than I can chew and the office work has consumed almost everything else.
But I’m hoping that will change soon. The light is visible at the end of the tunnel, one way or another. I’m not sure what the future will hold, or where it will be. I am sure of this: my husband will be there, my kids, and we will be learning to live life through different challenges than the ones we are facing now. All of it is to prepare us.
So, here’s to hoping that I’ll be able to host an (in)RL conference in April, that Real Life – the kind that isn’t really what life is all about – won’t get in the way once again.