Saturday, June 13, 2020

Five Minute Friday: How... did I let myself get talked into this?

Crazy me.  I mentioned to a friend that I really do want to start back to blogging.  She's heard me say it before, and so she asked me point-blank:  What is holding you back from blogging again?

It took me a while to answer.  I realized I just don't know how to get back to it.  What if I have nothing to say anymore?  What if nobody cares?  What if my kids go crazy about me talking about them?

She mentioned this Five Minute Friday thing, which I know a lot of people do.  I never have. 

She sent me over to the link.  And today's prompt is the word "How"...


That's the best I can do this late at night!

 Okay, so I guess my first how is that yes, doing this five minutes of writing each week is a great way to begin again.

It got me thinking about other How's too.

How did I reach a point where my baby is in high school?

How did my middle guy graduate from high school already?  And how do I get a transcript done?

How do I start the process of redefining who I am as I move out of the homeschool mom years here?

I think maybe I really do need to be getting back to the blog, as I often don't know what I think until I write it down.  And that might just be how I start -- being pushed into thinking about things, and forced to do some writing.  I may just learn that I do have something to say.

Lots of others have something to say about "How" a well, and you can find them at this week's Five Minute Friday link-up!


Amie Wills said...

What I really want to know is HOW you got footprints in the butter!?!?

My first baby graduated high school this week, and it seems impossible. Wasn't it just days ago we brought him home and were so nervous to leave him alone in his room that we all slept in the living room together? Wasn't it just days ago that he was starting little league and summer camps? Wasn't it just days ago he started high school, volunteering, and his first job? It all goes so fast. So fast.

Carol Ann Siciliano said...

Dear Debra, thank you for sharing these musings. Your stops along the way have been mine too. I particularly savored your observation that sometimes we need a push. (That's true for me.) And, I hope, you experience a beckoning too. I love your voice and your honesty. I look forward to many more FNF postings. Best wishes, Carol Ann (your FNF #36 neighbor).

Great-Granny Grandma said...

I would also like to know how you got footprints in the butter, LOL.

Andrew said...

Well, I know how you got footprints in the butter. You have a Jack Russell terrier, you opened a tub of butter, and voila! Footprints in the butter (technically, pawprints) and butter-prints EVERYWHERE.

Welcome to Five Minute Friday. I'm one of the few dudes here, have been for several years, and have been tolerated with grace and humour and eyes rolled so far that some may have stuck.

Amanda H said...

Don't you just love getting a little "push"? :-)