Thursday, August 5, 2010

Writer's Workshop Thursday

Mama's Losin' It

The Prompts:
1.) If you could do it over again…
2.) If you were put in “time out”, where would you want to be placed and why?
3.) Steppin outside the box (describe a time when you went way out of your comfort zone)
4.) A long drive…
5.) Describe the first date you went on in a boy’s car.

Reading over today’s prompts from Mama Kat, I discovered several things…..
1. There are many things I wish hadn’t happened in my life or I wish I hadn’t done but I’d be too afraid to change things for fear that it would change the good things in my life too much. For example….if I had done better in high school and gone to college right after, I wouldn’t have discovered that I really want to study paralegal studies and I just would have gone for an English major. Not that it would have been a bad thing, but I’m not sure what exactly I would have done from there. Now I have more direction in my goals. I also would not have started working for the book store where I met my fiancé. All in all, any of the bad decisions I’ve made have resulted in some good…sometimes even great things happening in my life.
2. I can’t think of a single thing I’ve done that was dramatically out of my comfort zone. I tend to just go with the flow of life and don’t think of anything I’m doing as taking chances. Though I guess you could say that becoming a mom is outside the comfort zone for most people as you can never really know what to expect or get prepared for it.
3. The longest drives I take lately are to visit David. And I kind of miss the days (or nights mostly) when I used to take off in the car and drive around aimlessly. Sometimes alone, sometimes with friends…..either way it was a great way to spend some time either thinking or talking.
4. The first date I went on in a boys car was so forgettable that it wasn’t until I started typing this sentence that I remembered it had even happened. I actually started to say that my first date in a boys car wasn’t appropriate to write about in such a public forum….then I remembered the dates I had with a senior in high school when I was a freshman that weren’t really dates. He later “clarified” to me that we were just friends.
5. So that just leaves time outs. I’d love a time out in the form of a beach vacation, laying on the sand in some tropical paradise with a frozen margarita and a good beach read. But only if I can take David along with me so that will have to wait a few years….maybe we can make that fantasy become a reality then but in the meantime, I’ll just keep swimming, just keep swimming


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  2. Wow!!! Smart way of dealing with all the prompts....Just loved reading it :)

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