Jan 03 2014

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Five Minute Friday: Fight Against the Distractions

Fight Against the Distractions

I fight to put all the distractions aside. The rustles of the paper. The laundry running. Little feet going here and there. She's back on the little trampoline.

Then, there are the destructions within me. The thoughts about the rest of the evening. What needs to be done. What I want to do that may need to be pushed off for another day. The tiredness I feel in my bones. I'm not as young as I used to be, and I think I am fighting a cold. The thoughts rumble and distract.

There are thoughts about fear of not being who I want to be. What if I never get this “me” right. I am thinking of the goals I want to make. The distractions come, and I must fight to take the time. I must fight the fear of failure. The fear of losing out because I didn't fight for the truly important things in life and gave way for the easier path. No one is perfect, but doing what comes easy isn't a goal. I will fight. I may not succeed in all I wanted, but I will be able to look at myself and be better off for trying.

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Five Minute Friday

1. Write for 5 minutes flat – no editing, no over thinking, no backtracking.

2. Link back here and invite others to join in.

3. And then absolutely, no ifs, ands or buts about it, you need to visit the person who linked up before you & encourage them in their comments. Seriously. That is, like, the rule. And the fun. And the heart of this community.


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  1. Jacque Watkins

    OH I can SO relate to this…fighting the distractions and the whirlwind inside. I am with you in this…Blessings to you!

    1. Cheryl Simpson

      Thanks for stopping by. It’s good to know I am in in this with others.

  2. Tarja Wörlin

    Definitely you are not alone in this, I’m with you too. Blessings!

    1. Cheryl Simpson

      Thank you. Let’s kick this distraction thing to the curb. 😀 (again…and again…and again.)

  3. Fivehearts Onefamily

    Oh the distractions. I’m distracted right now!

    1. Cheryl Simpson

      That’s what the fight is about. I’m fighting it too.

  4. Lori Tisdale

    A visitor here from FMF, thank you for posting. I too am constantly distracted. (Hold on a sec… I have to go change out the laundry. HA!) No, seriously… thank you. Fight I will!

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