Sunday, June 10, 2012

Saturday Centus # 110~My Journey


Photo credit: Freaking

To skydive and experience an exhilarating feeling…

….gone because I feared I’d leave my child motherless.

To leave a good job for one offering more pay….

…gone because the turnover rate was too high to chance.


You could have had it all” whispered my inner voice…..


Yet I have raised my child, I have retired young with a full pension, I have been blessed.

This was the journey I was to make….

….. And the road I was to take.

…And just like LIFE the road has many ups and downs
…And ebbs

....and flows.

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Jim said...

Hi there, Ames ~~ This is a wonderful way to look at things. Mrs. Jim also retired from a lower paying job with the school at age 55. She hasn't regretted a thing.

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Karen S. said...

I'd say you did very well!

Sue said...

This one resonates with me, Ames.
Loved it.


Viki said...

I loved the pictures you chose for your centus, it really adds to it. Very thought provoking about the choices we make. Great take on the prompt.

Deb said...

Smart choices, I would say.

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

Very good post...something to think about as we get older!

Jo said...

oh ames, that was wonderful and I can totally relate ... wonderful food for thought!

laurie @ bargain hunting said...

Yes! This is a wonderful post. There may be things we thought we'd do, but when we look at what we've done, we can be satisfied (with the right attitude). Great job. laurie @

cj Schlottman said...


This piece is wonderful. It has the feeling of soft linen blown through me on a sweet ocean breeze.

anitamombanita said...

Oh Ames, nicely done. So many choices in life, no? and do we ever really know what would have happened if we had made a different choice than the one we did? Living life with no regrets is a good thing...always look up. Always look forward!

Jenny said...

It's funny how our choices lead us on different journeys.

I had this idea once of writing a series of stories where you could go into a shop and buy different choices to change your past.

Way too complicated of a plot for me to attempt...

But your poignant writing here made me think of that idea again.

I really liked this post, Miss Ames.