I felt it time to bring this back. Up until now, I just haven’t been motivated by any of the prompts. I’ve been in a bit of a writing funk anyway, so what’s better than a free writing session to help me get back into the saddle?
1. Write for 5 minutes flat – no editing, no over thinking, no backtracking.
2. Link back to Lisa-Jo Baker and invite others to join in.
3. And then absolutely, no ifs, ands or buts about it, you need to visit the person who linked up before you & encourage them in their comments. Seriously. That is, like, the rule. And the fun. And the heart of this community..
OK, are you ready? Please give me your best five minutes on:::
I’m feeling a little stuck here. I recently noticed that in this small little town, things don’t ever seem to change – they just go in cycles. My job means that sometimes I get stuck in the middle of the politics of a small town. And I don’t just mean the local municipal government, though that’s probably the vast portion of the politics I get tangled up in.
I find myself wishing for another place to call home. I long for some of my closest friends - most of whom I’m lucky to see once a year, if that.
But then the reality of “here” and “now” jumps up at me and I flail around, overcome and overwhelmed with the depression of the loneliness of being alone in a sea of people.
I wish I could embrace the “here” without longing for “there”. With everything that’s changing – a new baby, growing family, and the like – I would love to just be able to embrace some kind of peace about the future.
Even when I’m not longing for a different “here”, I’m longing for something other than now, where I might know more about what that door over there holds behind it. Even just two weeks time from now will bring some answers – though just as likely, more questions.
I guess it comes down to a lack of satisfaction. But I am oh so grateful for this “here”, this “now” with kids and roof overhead, transportation, and husband to love. I suppose that will have to do for now.
Hmm, didn’t quite end on the note I was expecting. But alas, the five minutes were up!
Now it’s your turn!