2010/05/10

PROMPTuesday #106 – Point of No Return

DaGoddess @ 21:11

This week’s writing prompt asks, “What was one of your life’s turning points?”

Oh my. As if all of you hadn’t been following along all these years…seems like my entire existence has been about turning points.

The big one, though, when I think of it, was my back injury on January 17, 2005. What was thought to be a 12 week recovery period has turned into a 5 1/2 year plus ordeal. I lost a career that I loved. I lost hope for quite a while. I lost my mind. I lost a car. I lost just about everything. You know what I got out of it besides a couple scars? I got time with my kids. I got time to rest. I got time to discover that photography and writing were really where I felt most comfortable. I got the opportunity to redefine myself and my life.

It’s been a hell of a ride, but I’m feeling much better about everything than I have in a long time.

I don’t know what’s around the corner and I think that works in my favor. It’s a little like Groundhog Day in that I get to decide each and every day how I’m going to react to the world around me. Oh, and I don’t have to look like Bill Murray to do it either.

2 Comments

  1. Interesting, I did a blog post on this very subject last year. Hope she doesn’t mind if I submit it.

    Comment by diamond dave — 2010/05/10 @ 22:20

  2. Repost the entry with PROMPTuesday #106 as the title.

    The best part is, after people read and comment, you rediscover bits and pieces that have changed even more!

    Comment by DaGoddess — 2010/05/10 @ 22:24

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