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 (http://lisajobaker.com/2013/06/five-minute-friday-in-between/) 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.
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.