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02/16/2021 Writing Prompt

Complete this thought: "I wish I had paid more attention when..."

I wish I would have paid more attention to my hopes and dreams. I wish I had given more time to my ambitions, and when others said, "it's never going to work out." Instead of walking away, I wish I would have put more faith into my heart's desire, listened less to the naysayer and negative people in my life.

I wish I had listened to my elders better. They lived through the great depression and two major world wars, and several other worlds changing conflicts. I wish I knew a young person the value what they were saying had, instead of being willy nilly and shaking my head in agreement.

I wish I had listened to my heart the first time I fell in love, and he loved me in return. Instead of heartbroken people who told me, "it will never work, you're too young, you have no idea what the real world is like. This isn't loving its hormones young people don't know what love it." How much different would my life had been if the people around me nurtured the love I found when I was young, and we could have learned the world around us together, instead of alone.

I wish I never fell into a routine of telling myself, "he's hurt, and I can help him heal. I can love him back to life." Just thinking those words right now makes me want to vomit.

And one of the most important things, I wish I had paid more attention to my Granny June Bug. She always had the best advice, knew what she wanted, and never let anyone stand between her and her goals. She was a revolutionary woman and will forever live in my heart.

Thank you for reading my Writing Prompt. I look forward to reading yours in the comments below. <3 Dana Gaulin Writes

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