Monday, 1 October 2018

1st October - 31 days - Story


http://fiveminutefriday.com/2018/08/30/31-days-five-minute-free-writing-prompts-2018/

In an effort to get blogging on a regular basis it seems I need a challenge.  I've opted to try and complete this one as it's only supposed to take 5 minutes each day.  Of course it takes a bit longer than that to get the post presented how I want it but the content was done with a timer.

If you want to find out more, join in or just check out other participants click on the  image above.

Todays prompt is Story and here's my 5 minutes' worth:



My story began almost 6o years ago.  Yes I have a big birthday to plan for next year.  Obviously it consists of many chapters.  Some I can remember fondly others I would like to forget.  Being an awkward teenager for starters.

Then there was the year when I went through a broken engagement, a car crashing into our house and the death of my Dad.  I could happily erase 1981 from my story.

The years when my Mum succumbed to Alzheimer’s and became lost to me also passed in a blur.

Of course there are many good chapters.  The latter part of the 1980’s coincides with the early years of our marriage (we’ve survived 34 years) and the arrival of our 3 children.

Now of course, although I’m becoming more aware of time passing much too quickly (and needing to be prepared, (will written, funeral plans outlined – not morbid just practical)  I’m at that stage in life when I can pretty much do as I please and I’m loving it.

The arrival of 3 grandchildren in just over a year has been the icing on the cake.

So that probably sums up my story.  Nothing spectacular.  Just ordinary life.







8 comments:

  1. Sometimes ordinary is the best! Five minutes goes by fast, doesn't it? :)

    Colletta

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  2. Nice to meet you through the 31 Day Freewrite Challenge! We have a few things in common... I have 1 grandson and a grandchild on the way and I LOVE it! Emptynesting now, married 36 years, and thinking about retirement (or rather, rewirement ;) Looking forward to reading more of your posts!

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  3. Hello,
    I do enjoy the advice you share about growing kids. I am also passing down that advice on to younger mom's who wonder how will I get thru this.
    Thank you for sharing. Our stories help others.
    xx oo
    Carla

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  4. A life well-lived is spectacular in its own right. What a beautifully vulnerable, courageous sharing.

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  5. First - Happy birthday (in advance). Sixty is just a number. I'm 64 and I'm still looking at climbing numbers but that is A-OK because life is full. There are so many opportunities for relationship building, especially as our grandchildren get older. You are doing the same thing I'm doing. I signed up for the 31 days - because I know my writing discipline is non-existent.

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  6. I hesitated to participate in this meme, but then I thought I have no time I have so many other things to write, your first post is very nice !

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  7. I think having grandchildren is extra-ordinary; definitely the icing on the cake. I never realized it would be such a big deal! It is cool that you get to see them so often.

    Your 5 minute write came up with a lot of topics. SO glad you have happy things to look back on.

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