Sunday, 15 November 2015

30DWC - Another Catch Up! Something I miss, weird traits and a message for the exes in my life!

Day 24: Something you miss

The one thing I miss more than any other is having my kids' other parent (Bill) still here to talk with about them when I am worried about them or just to share about their successes and their lives in general. It is such a special bond when you have a child or children together. Sometimes I talk to him about things even though he is 'gone', but it's not the same as laughing and crying and sharing together here on the planet. Sometimes you really don't know what you've got 'til it's gone. I am grateful for the discussions and sharing we did have. I hold on tight to the wisdom he shared by giving me a male (fatherly) point of view. 

Day 25: Four weird traits you have (really??)

1. I don't like riding a bike downhill. I don't like the feeling of free-wheeling or going fast like that. Yep, that's weird. 

2. If I can't sleep sometimes putting the pillow at the other end of the bed and sleeping that way seems to help.
Yep, that's pretty weird.

3. I can tidy the kitchen without washing up, just by stacking and rearranging things. 
Weird because it's just as easy to wash up and be done with it.

4. I sometimes get all excited about telling a joke then realise, once I've started talking, that I can't remember the punch line or the start, or the middle of the joke. Pretty hopeless really. I hope I've stopped doing this one but have felt embarrassed many times in the past, gabbling on and trying to remember what I was going to say. Sometimes it's better not to say anything! It's weird because I really believe I'm going to be able to tell it before I start talking and it just vanishes once I start!

Day 26: Things you'd say to an ex (guess this could refer equally well to ex partners, ex bosses, ex friends - not everyone stays forever)

Thanks for the good times and for the lessons. Always there were good times (or we wouldn't have started a journey together). Always, along the way and when things end, there are lessons. I have had cause to reflect on my own ways and what lessons I can take from any 'failed' relationship. I can't change other people but I can change and grow myself. So thank you for being good teachers - and I look forward to using what I've learned to build a richer, kinder and more sustainable relationships in the future.

Only four days to go and I have aced the 30 Day Writing Challenge. I've cheated a bit with some catch up days but you know, life happens. I'm doing my best.




  1. Lovely Kerry, i can relate to No. 2 on the Weird list...I'm wondering if this is something which may have been picked up from our parent being of same era! And yes No. 4 I relate to. I am constantly told or laughed at (no malice intended) for trying to tell a joke & triping over it. I think only some people are especially instilled with the magical joke telling powers :-)

    You are doing so well with this challenge! Good on you before the end of the week you will be finished! Then to another project i guess.

    Cheers Kerry x

  2. Thank you Ana for being weird too ;) It is part of being human I'm sure. As for the joke telling, it is definitely a job for the talented few, I agree!
    This challenge fell upon me as I was experiencing a hiatus with writing and I hoped just to start writing a little something each day. It has worked most days but some of the provocations are not particularly inspiring to me. Yes, there are other projects in the works. Thanks for your comments :) I appreciate that you take time to respond :)