Thursday, November 21, 2019

# 300 Writing Prompts # Attention

Writing Prompt Thursday: Attention

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

Wow, for the first time since I started doing these, I'm actually blank. I think that's because, for the most part, I'm happy with my life. My boys are nearly grown (legally, they are but they're still in college, etc) and I feel as if I did a good job with them. To go back and change anything to do with that may change the outcome. That's the sticking point for me. If I had paid more attention to something, would I have done something differently? What affect would that have on things?

Maybe I could have paid more attention in school. I was always a good student, but like every kid, there were times I just wasn't focused. Maybe I could have been more on top of filling in baby books, but I was pretty busy being mom. Maybe I could have/should have paid more attention to anyone who told me that it would be important to take care of myself and not just everyone else.

Yep, that's probably the best answer that I can come up with. It took me way too late in life to realize the importance of taking care of me. It's led to some health issues and a struggle to remember that it's okay to just unwind and relax. I don't always have to be on.

What do you wish you'd paid more attention to?

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