It’s hard to believe just how many things change when you’re not paying attention. Having moved to Florida two years ago, I left behind all the places that meant the world to me during the first thirty years of my life. From the park I used to play in to the shops I’d frequent to the schools I learned at, etc etc. I think about all those places often and always just sort of assumed I’d have a chance to go again whenever I went back home. In the last few weeks, I’ve learned that at least two of those places will no longer be there by the time that happens.
There are too many things in this world that are wrong. Too many people getting hurt. Too many people losing their way. Too many people feeling alienated, forgotten, belittled, ruined. Too many. And the silence is baffling.
One of my favorite things to do is write. I used to have this book that was literally full of different prompts. I have no idea what happened to it during the moving process. It’s likely still in a box somewhere back in Pennsylvania. I’m sure that I’ll find it someday. Thankfully, the internet is a pretty good place to find prompts that millions of people have created and shared which I intend to use some of here on my blog. Some may be prompts I need to answer for myself, others may be completely on the creative side or geared towards one of my ‘characters.’ Feel free to use them for yourself and please share the outcome with me if you do!
#1. “Addict. Everyone is addicted to something in some shape or form. What are things you can’t go without?”
When you think about Florida, what do you think about? I think about beaches, hot air, and alligators. I feel like most people probably think of the same things, right? Well, when I first moved to Florida, I had two ‘bucket list’ items in mind. I wanted to see the dorsel fin of a shark swimming through the water and I wanted to see an alligator out in the wild. Finally, after two years, I’ve managed to chalk off one of those!
Every day on Facebook, I am posting one positive thought. Or, well, as long as I can remember to post one I will!
If you’ve taken a look at my Notes for the Future post, you’ll see a list of prompts that I nabbed from a 30 Day Blog Challenge I found when I first started writing on this thing. I’m not even sure where I found the challenge or when at this point because, well, it’s been awhile and I haven’t really been all that good at keeping up to date with this! Anywho… One of the prompts was to write about my siblings, so how about we do that!
I am a big girl. I don’t mean that facetiously. I’m not trying to say I’m a ‘grown up female’ who, according to the song, doesn’t cry. I mean exactly what I say. I am a big girl.