“Risks are simply opportunities for freedom, and without them, we have no hope of escaping.” ~M
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There have been so many disappointments in my life over the past several years and I think a lot of those issues started with being on social media and the repercussions that came with being on there. I have mulled over this subject for months and months now and I have finally decided that the time has come for me to close all of my social media accounts. And as many of you have probably noticed, I haven’t been writing much in recent days. I just feel like I need to take a step back in many ways. I have so many other priorities right now and I feel like I need to be focusing my time in other areas of my life. If any of you need to contact me, I can still be reached by email which can be found if you click on my Gravatar. Thank you all for understanding, and I will still be providing the writing prompts every month and doing my best to keep up with all of that. Love you guys… ~M xo
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I was just playing one of my favorite games with my girls tonight called, “Would you Rather.” It’s a great question and answer game and for one of the challenges my oldest daughter had to come up with her own question. She asked this… “If you had the ability, would you rather change something in the past for the better or something in the future? And as I thought about this question, I thought I’d rather change something in the future, because the idea of changing the past always makes me wonder if I’d likely then screw up the future. But then my youngest daughter had this perspective, she said she’d rather change something in the past because in that way it would likely fix something in the future as well. So in her mind, she was killing two birds with one stone. Lol… She is always so much more optimistic than I am. I suppose it’s a gamble either way no matter what choice is made. What would you do and why?
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Recently, I’ve been asking myself how it is that my husband and I have had such a quick turn-around in our marriage. Since September he made the decision to go above and beyond what any normal husband would do, all in order to prove to me that he really wanted to make our relationship work.
I fought him for several months, not believing a word a word of what he was saying and figured he would go back to his old typical ways. Six months later he has surprised the heck out of me. He has completely changed into an entirely different person. It’s as if God said, “Alright Michelle if this is what you want, your perfect wish is granted!” And then instantly, he handed me somebody new.
At first, I thought an alien had quite possibly taken over my husband’s body. He is actually so different, that I had to get used to him all over again and frankly it sort of scared me at times. All of a sudden I had a stranger living in my house, telling me how much they loved and adored me over and over. And it’s been non-stop for six months now.
So I’ve been trying to figure out what finally broke through my concrete exterior, in order for him to reach in and take back my heart; which had undoubtedly gone into deep hibernation. After pondering this for quite some time, I’ve finally figured it out! It’s his eyes… he is finally looking at me!
During our 23 years of marriage, he would never look me in the eyes when he spoke to me. He just couldn’t do it. I would ask him to and he just never could. So connecting with him was very hard, because I could never really relate to him on a deeper level.
Now, when I look at him, he doesn’t look away. His focus is completely on me and his eyes say it all. He loves me and what more could a girl want! He has finally revealed to me the window to his soul. And I have to say, the view takes my breath away every single time I’m met with those baby blue eyes. I can only hope that window remains open for the rest of our days. I would hate to lose such a beautiful sight.
Just wanted to give all of you a quick update. Since the start of the new year, I have been trying to figure out a way to make this year better than last. I know I can’t have a repeat of last year, as it nearly killed me. So after doing a lot of thinking over the last couple of weeks, I have decided that I really need to focus more of my time on novel writing. I also want to make some changes here on WordPress. So you may see me introducing a variety of new and different types of blog posts from here on out. Another thing is, I am no longer going to be active on social media. So Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, etc… have all been removed from my phone. These platforms have just become too much of a distraction for me and I can’t seem to focus on the work that I need to get done because of it. I may decide to check those accounts once a month if I have some free time, but I definitely won’t be on there more often than that. Anyway, here’s to hoping that I’ll be able to make some progress this year. Hope all of you are doing the same. Love you guys! ~M xoxo