Those who’d like to participate in Five Minute Friday will write for five minutes on the topic of the week, post it on their own blog and link up the post here. This is meant to be a free write, which means: no editing, no over-thinking, no worrying about perfect grammar or punctuation.
This week’s prompt is: TURN
It’s also Fountain Pen Day today… so I wrote my post long-hand in a notebook. 🙂 In case my handwriting is a bit too difficult to read, look under the photo for the transcription…
It’s Five Minute Friday today. It’s also Fountain pen Day, so I figured I’d do this blog post the old fashioned way. 🙂
November 7th is a difficult anniversary for me – a day I made a choice that was the right thing at the time, but a hard one – and one that marks a turning point in my life. I don’t regret making it, nor am I proud. I just am at peace with it.
And that’s where I’m happy to be.
Seventeen years ago, I turned a corner in my life. Crazy to think it’s been that long, and yet sometimes now (as today) I have to do the math in my head.
Perp Perhaps that’s the sign of true healing – not clinging anymore to the details. The memories remain, but aren’t omnipresent – they can be turned off, walked away from, and a new, better path can become the adventure. That turn – that finally healing turn – was made 20 months ago.
And despite all of my frustration and misery day-by-day, it’s where I’m happy to be.