Reena’s Exploration Challenge #167 – Slant

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The Prompt: “I woke up in 2021…”

My Submission 🙂

I woke up in 2021, exactly the same. Still a little sad, still a little overweight, still worried about the world I brought my children into. My hair is still a shade of mousy brown, my kitchen is still a mess, and I’m still gliding past negative posts on social media. My back is still sore, I’m still broke, and my car still won’t start. I still hate brussel sprouts, I still don’t have a set direction in life, and I’m still complaining about things that don’t really matter. 

I woke up in 2021, exactly the same. Still quite happy, feeling okay about my body, and providing the best life I can for my children. My hair has never been so healthy in its natural state, my kitchen still smells of last night’s delicious dinner, and I found at least five social media posts that made me smile or laugh out loud. I am still mobile, I have a roof over my head and food on the table, and I don’t have anywhere I need to go right now. I’m willing to acquire a taste for new things, my options in life are limitless, and I am thankful for what I have. 

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      1. I find that is often how I write, Sara. I begin with a thought or a title and I often end up in an entirely different direction. It possibly helps with clearing and sorting our thought process (often subconscious). I love your results! ❤️

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  1. I like the mindset shift from the first to second para.

    Back in 2000, I had organised a grand New Year party for Y2K. Someone passed on a slip of paper with a bouquet, which said “Tomorrow is just another day”. I never forgot those lines.

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