Five Minute Friday — In Between

Here’s this week’s installment of Five Minute Friday. You might remember the task at hand is to write for five minutes on a specific prompt word. And it’s not always easy!

The initiative was started by Lisa-Jo Baker ( who thought about writing and how often our perfectionism gets in the way of our words. And she figured, why not take five minutes and see what comes out: not a perfect post, not a profound post, just five minutes of focused writing.

This week’s prompt is IN BETWEEN. The clock starts NOW.

Two frightening words … In between.

In between stages of life (child/adult). In between jobs. In between relationships. In between assignments. In between …

It conjures a state of uncertainty … a conflict between what was known and the unknown. It’s a state of flux. It’s a transition. It’s change … and no one like change.

That uncertainty is what fosters the fear, but in a sense, life is “in between”. Or at least it is a process that ultimately leads from cradle to grave. For some of us that extends to a future as well, an eternity.

So, we all struggle with … STOP

being “in between” and often fail to see the opportunities around us while we’re “in between.”

Well, that’s it. Another tough assignment.

THOUGHT TO REMEMBER:  Try to live within your income – it’s easier than living without one.

About wisdomfromafather

I'm just an ordinary guy walking along the journey of life.
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2 Responses to Five Minute Friday — In Between

  1. Anita Ojeda says:

    Yes! This post was difficult to write…but, reading all of the wonderful ‘homework’ has reminded me that I need to take time to smell the roses (both literally and figuratively) along my way. I need to savor and enjoy each day, because each day is a gift and a blessing.


    • You handled your very well. You’ve apparently also handled yourself very well through unsettling times. Each day is a gift and a blessing. Congrats to you and Pedro on the wedding. Seize the day.


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