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.  









  One thought on “Which Way to Go?

  1. May 20, 2014 at 5:15 PM

    The “what if’s” always seem to rain on the best ideas. Nice job!

  2. Christine
    May 20, 2014 at 1:11 PM

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

    • May 20, 2014 at 4:16 PM

      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!!

  3. May 20, 2014 at 12:22 PM

    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:-)

    • May 20, 2014 at 4:17 PM

      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…

      • May 21, 2014 at 6:06 AM

        🙂 Was it by chance on Trifecta?I seem to have read it

        • May 21, 2014 at 9:51 AM

          Yes, it was. Good memory.

  4. May 20, 2014 at 8:11 AM

    puddled & bogged –some of my favorite words. I relate.

    • May 20, 2014 at 4:18 PM

      It was a VERY rainy day when I wrote this, but I’m sure that has nothing whatsoever to do with it!

  5. May 20, 2014 at 3:54 AM

    I like your writing and can relate to this piece. Nice job!

    • May 20, 2014 at 4:18 PM

      Been there, eh?

  6. Shailaja /Doting Mom
    May 20, 2014 at 3:32 AM

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

  7. May 19, 2014 at 5:38 PM

    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!

    • May 19, 2014 at 10:10 PM

      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.

  8. KymmInBarcelona
    May 19, 2014 at 4:27 PM

    It’s the focus, isn’t it? Nice piece, Kylie.

    • May 19, 2014 at 10:11 PM

      Thanks Kymm.

  9. May 19, 2014 at 3:07 PM

    I understand that feeling of the heart going one way, but the mind never following. Or vice versa.

    • May 19, 2014 at 10:11 PM

      The heart and mind, always during it out.

    • May 19, 2014 at 10:11 PM


  10. M. L. Sexton
    May 19, 2014 at 8:58 AM

    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.

    • May 19, 2014 at 10:12 PM

      Very true. It’s hard to be fully present if you’re always second-guessing yourself.

  11. Jennifer G. Knoblock
    May 19, 2014 at 8:52 AM

    I really enjoyed the imagery here. And I love your blog’s colors. 🙂

    • May 19, 2014 at 10:12 PM

      Hahaha! Thank you! The time I’ve spent on refining the colors…

  12. May 19, 2014 at 8:42 AM

    lovely and so relatable.

    • May 19, 2014 at 10:13 PM

      Thank you. I’m glad you found it relatable.

  13. jenbrunett
    May 19, 2014 at 7:42 AM

    Sometimes it is so hard to focus on the present. Such truth to this!

    • May 19, 2014 at 10:13 PM

      Very true. Maybe the less we think about it, the more we can feel it?

  14. May 19, 2014 at 6:12 AM

    Very nice.

  15. May 19, 2014 at 3:57 AM

    what !

  16. May 18, 2014 at 9:59 PM

    Mesmerising…the power of words…flickers…simple words proclaiming life truths. Very nice

  17. May 18, 2014 at 3:44 PM

    Finding now is infinitely tricky. I’m closer to it than I’ve ever been, but I think I still have miles and miles to go.

    Lovely little piece, Kylie. 🙂

    • May 18, 2014 at 3:54 PM

      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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