“I Am Brave” 30-Day Challenge – Day 2 5-24-2017

Today I am Committed!

Today’s Brave Act

I will hold myself accountable to completing my 30-day goal by making one of the following commitments:

TODAY’S JOURNAL PROMPT

Staying committed to my 30-day goal is important to me because I need to make a commitment to myself. Where once I had time to do the things I wanted, including writing, I now see the Dead End sign ahead. Not that I’m anywhere near the Dead End, don’t get me wrong, but my perceptions changed at 50. When I was younger, the future never ended; after 50 I know that it does. And I know what I do with my life matters, both to myself, to those around me and to the world.

And to those characters that live with me and inside me. Lucky them. They get to the Dead End when I get to the Dead End. Not all of them are happy about that, let me tell you.

I am no longer overwhelmed by the world, at least not on a daily basis. The world has gotten smaller as I have gotten bigger, not in size so much as in spirit. I no longer have time for my fears to overwhelm me.

So, for today, I will go forward bravely and confidently, knowing the universe will care for me. I don’t need to worry about where the money will come from. I just simply need to know that it will there, the money, when needed. As will the love, the support, the friends, family and teachers when needed.

Today, I bravely stand before you, readers and friends, to affirm my decision to commit to the important things in my life. Both quiet and loud, dark and light, soft and hard. I do this as my public statement (knowing if I don’t you will remind me, over and over and over, until I learn) to be true to myself and the worlds living inside me.


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Flash Fiction for Aspiring Writers

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 This week’s photo prompt is provided by Maria with Doodles and Scribbles. 

Guide for Flash Fiction for Aspiring Writers

1. A prompt photo will be provided each Tuesday to be used as a base to your story. Please include photo prompt with your story.

2. Linking for this challenge begins on Tuesday and runs to the following Monday evening.

3. Please credit photo to photographer.

4. The story word limit is 100 – 150 words (+ – 25 words). Please try to stay within this limit.


The rush of water soothed his jangled nerves, wiping away the tension of the past week. This was his spot. His thinking spot. And he had some thinking he needed to do and fast.

Susan wanted to get married. He wanted to get married, just not to her. All week his brain had been jumping back and forth, searching for the right answer to the problem. He didn’t want to break her heart; she thought he loved her. And he did, just not in a marrying-raise-a-family kind of way.

Sue was a city girl, easy amid the hustle and noise of a big city. He was a country boy, at home under the wide-spread sky, silent but for the wind and the call of a hawk.

It wasn’t gonna work, no matter how many times he assured himself it would.

Back on shore, he pulled on his boots and mounted his horse, turning the mustang’s head towards home.

A man’s gotta do what a man’s gotta do.

Even when it hurts.