No extreme editing; no worrying about perfect grammar, font, or punctuation.
Unscripted. Unedited. Real.
5 mins of writing on a set topic.
I’ve decided that if I ever wanted to do more writing….and to really get serious about it then I need to be able to just write. Simply write. So I’m going to join some friends linking up at Lisa-Jo’s blog and we shall see what fun ensues…..
So here goes….
For the longest time I’ve held onto this hurt.
The hurt that comes from years of being on the outer. Having ‘friends’ and making acquaintances, but always being on the outer.
I’ve tried to grow my skin thicker.
I’ve invited and initiated.
It is amazing how much it can hurt to be excluded – not on purpose – but just by the by…..
And for me it boils down to this one thing: not being on anyone’s speed dial. It hurts.
Not having anyone walk into my kitchen, turn the kettle on and know where to find the tea and coffee.
And just this week I realized why it hurts so very much – and I realized the good that I’ve learnt from this time. You see I’m so blessed to have known what it is to have such dear friends in my life – to have kindred spirits walk beside me and with me. Through the thick and thin, the curveballs of life and the victories, the glories. What a gift I have had and not every woman has experienced this for themselves.
So I will no longer lament what I do not have right now – instead I will be grateful and remember those dear to me, that I can call ‘friend’, who used to have me on their speed dial, and soon will once again have me, one button’s push away.