Monday, May 18, 2015

I Am. I Pretend. I Understand.

I am restless.
I wonder if I’d be more productive if I had more to do.
I hear my computer humming.  Some day it will stop working and I will lose everything – pictures, drafts, passwords.  I might not care.
I see the dust on the bookshelf.
I want a housekeeper.
I am not getting anything done.

I pretend that I have it all together.
I feel that it’s not really pretending as much as it is a dream I’ve always had.
I touch my hair.  I wish it was curlier.
I worry that I’m shallow.
I cry when things don’t go my way.
I am still such a child.

I understand what most people are like upon first meeting.
I say the wrong thing, invariably.
I dream that I say the right thing every time.
I try not to let it bother me that I don’t.
I hope they don’t hold it against me.
I am in need of grace.

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This is an Old School Blogging link-up with Elaine of The Miss Elaine-ous Life 
and Angela of Jumping With My Fingers Crossed.  
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22 comments:

  1. I am a lot of these things too.

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    1. We are eerily similar. This surprises no one. xoxo

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  2. I think I'd freak out if my computer died. A housekeeper would be amazing!!!

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    1. I would freak out at first, then be super calm. Then 6 months later I would freak out again. :)

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  3. Are you in my brain?

    Excellent.

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    1. Hee hee hee. No. I'm not. :)

      Thank you for doing this link-up. It is so much fun every single time. xo

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  4. Yes. I love how revealing these prompts are, and how much alike we all are without realizing it every single day.

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    1. I just love this one - it might be my favorite, mostly because it was so simple, and also because of what it revealed in each of us.

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  5. My husband is really great at understanding what people are like on first impression, too. I loved this.

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    1. Thank you, Angela! I used to doubt myself about what I saw in others; I felt I was being judgmental. Then I got over it. :)

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  6. This was awesome and I love your responses. I am doing this too!

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    1. Thank you, Ashley! It was such a fun prompt. I hope you link up with Angela and Elaine so we can all read your responses!

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  7. I love your answers. Yes! A housekeeper is a great idea, I want one too. I love that your last line is about grace, I just love it and I love you!

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    1. I think we all need housekeepers. And grace. Thank you so much, Angela. xoxo

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  8. I like (love) you just the way you are, in all the imperfect ways we are.
    Knowing you're in the world makes mine brighter!

    A housekeeper, grace and a thicker hair...yes, please!

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    1. All three, in any order, right? :)
      Thank you, friend. You make my day brighter.

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  9. Your inner (or outer?) child can play with mine.

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