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31 Days of Five Minute Free Writes | Sign

This sign from somewhere in New Mexico makes me laugh. How appropriate for today’s post. I don’t know much about these towns. Never been to New Mexico. But I can certainly relate to a “T” in the road. My response to this photo depends on my circumstances. Some days I see an opportunity for a
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31 Days of Five Minute Free Writes | Weekend

Whew. I’m fading fast on this write 31 days challenge. How about ‘write 17 out of 31 days’ ?? Or ‘write when you can find a spare minute to breathe’ ? Now I know why challenge participants work ahead. Note to self: a 31 day challenge might be more enjoyable with some advance preparation. {remind
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31 Days of Five Minute Free Writes | Little

Show me a little hint of your plans for me, Lord, that I might have the courage to hoist the sails and venture out of this safe harbor, to lose sight of the shore… Grant me a little bit of peace, calm these churning waters of worry, give me relief from my weighty concerns… Take
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31 Days of Five Minute Free Writes | Aware

Aware. As a mother, I feel compelled to be aware of about a zillion things all at the same time. Even though I am married and my husband is a fantastic father and teammate, a complete and thorough knowledge of everything our children need still resides inside my brain. Clothing, lunch, permission slips, long-term projects,
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31 Days of Five Minute Free Writes | Unknown

Unknown. The dictionary defines it as an adjective meaning not known; not within the range of one’s knowledge, experience, or understanding; strange; unfamiliar. We are in a season of the unknown. Of course all of life is a wild, spectacular journey into the unknown, isn’t it? But our adventurous spirits are often squelched by unknown’s loathsome companion, fear, sucking
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31 Days of Five Minute Free Writes: Muddle

We’re eight days into this free write challenge. Hurricane Matthew is dumping buckets of rain outside and we’re hunkered down, passing the time until we can resume our normal activities. How appropriate that today’s word is muddle. It’s tempting to muddle through the gift of a weekend free from commitments. To procrastinate. To waste the day
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31 Days of Five Minute Free Writes: Test

I’m not a fan of tests. The very word makes my gut clench. A test? What if I don’t know the answers? What if I didn’t study the right material? What if I fail? I’m pretty sure it all started when my third grade self encountered the SRA tests with those miles of blasted bubbles on
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31 Days of Five Minute Free Writes: Silence

Silence. I crave it. As an introvert, it’s how I recharge. Outside the safe cocoon of my home, the world pelts me with its intensity–a constant influx of stimuli demanding to be processed. I thrive in small, tight-knit circles, nourished by meaningful conversation and peaceful interactions with a few treasured persons. I guess that’s why
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31 Days of Five Minute Free Writes: Brew

An ode to coffee, my favorite ‘brew’. Coffee, coffee in my cup, Helps me cope with our new pup. When my eyelids are heavy and my words are few, Please bring me more of my favorite brew. It’s amazing all the joy I glean, From a drink that starts as only a bean. Perhaps it’s
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31 Days of Five Minute Free Writes | Wardrobe

The state of my closet is enough to drive me to tears. It’s populated with things I’m sick of. Which just screams first world problems, I suppose. Or maybe I’m just embarrassed that a third of the clothes I’ve purchased, I’ve never worn. I want to be fashionable, yet detest trying to keep up with
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