What I Tell Myself Three Times is True

This is the first time I am linking directly with the Trifecta Challenge http://www.trifectawritingchallenge.com

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Week 33 Prompt One:

Write a 33-333 word response to the following quote: “What I tell you three times is true.” by Lewis Carroll. You do not have to use the actual quote in your response, but you may if you wish.

She had to believe this would work, or it might not…

She had to convince herself that the grass was not greener in this wonderful, magical place;  despite the vibrant vistas, yellow-bricked journeys and technicolored tribulations…

She had to truly want to return to her sometimes scary, mostly mundane, but reliably black-and-white world…

She closed her eyes and tapped her sequined, ruby slippers together, three times: 

“There’s no place like home, 

     There’s no place like home, 

            There’s no place like home!”

by BCIJo (aka Joanne Edith)

Let’s get this blog going….

Since my first post, I’ve struggled with just how to get this blog going.   The paradigm of publicly posting your thoughts and musings is new to me, though the notion of writing, as a therpeutic form of introspection, is familiar and comforting.

Since June 1, as promised, I’ve followed my daughter – my role model, and through her, became involved in the Trifectra weekly word challenge.  Because I didn’t really have a blog, I had to post via Trifectra Anonymous.  Perhaps today, I can publish my first post via this blog. And (once I figure out how to do it) I’ll post my recent submissions, under the category “Pre-blog Posts”.

Hello world!

It’s the first day of June, and almost three months have passed since I happily retired from the working world, after nearly 45 years.

Supposedly, now I will have time to do all the things I said I wished I had time to do, throughout those 45 years.  The dilemma of course is for me to find a structure (that’s the engineer talking) in which to enjoy these pursuits of passion..these avocational obsessions (that’s the creative-performing artist peeking through).

I begin this blog in the spirit in which I captured my “first day of retirement” sunrise photos and thoughts (thank you, PRUDENTiAL, for the wonderful suggestion),  while embracing the delicious dilemma of where to begin.  So, in a  profound moment of clarity (and i hope to have many more), I decided that my “HealthyMom blog” daughter will be my role model.

Here we go…the world and my grandsons, await!

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