Which Way to Go?

Living without regrets is a slippery aspiration.

My heart leads the way, but the way is puddled and bogged with ‘what ifs’ rained by a mind that rushes back and forth and never follows.

The quicksand threatens.

Must quiet. Focus. Find now.  









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35 thoughts on “Which Way to Go?

  1. Very nice, Kylie! I loved the phrase “puddled and bogged with ‘what ifs.’” Thanks so much for linking up!

    1. Thank you! So glad this is filling the hole left by Trifecta’s 33 word challenges. I love these quick prompts. They keep me writing despite being so, so busy!!

  2. What ifs are really the pebbles that keep hindering us-most of us have been on that path-at least I have 😛 Loved where you went with the prompt:-)

    1. Thank you. Ah, pebbles! I think of my first writing challenge responses had to do with the despair brought on by pebbles in one’s socks…

  3. My favourite line? ‘Quicksand threatens’. The whole world opens up and swallows you if you are not careful. Lovely post.

  4. I found this kinda sad in a way. It sounds a bit like you feel you should grow up but don’t really want to.Your heart knows the way. Follow it anywhere.

    Then again, perhaps I am just superimposing my emotions onto your superb writing. I enjoyed this!

    1. Thank you. Interesting that you picked up on the age angle. I’m 40 and am thinking a lot about the choices I made when I was younger and how they’ve lead me to where I am now, and whether that’s the place I want to be.

  5. It’s very hard to focus in the present when you have so much to do in the future. You don’t get a chance to live.

    1. Thanks Carrie. I’ve been traveling a lot lately to the East Coast and thinking about the career opportunities I would’ve had out there. This prompt fit nicely with what I’ve been mulling over.

      Hope you’re well!!

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