Welcome to this week’s Five Minute Friday. Our instructions, via creator Kate Motaung: “Write for five minutes on the word of the week. This is meant to be a free write, which means: no editing, no over-thinking, no worrying about perfect grammar or punctuation.”
Today’s prompt: SIMPLIFY
When I was within a few minutes of sitting down to write this post last night, squeezing the writing in before getting to bed early (because I had to be up for work at 5 a.m.), my husband called urgently from the guest bathroom ……… where he had discovered a half in inch of standing water.
So much for the simplicity of simply writing for five minutes.
I gave up on the blog post composition so I could get to bed as soon as we had the immediate problem resolved.
I’m still not, however, feeling the “simplicity” prompt.
I’m feeling ……… weighty ……… physically and emotionally. Maybe emotionally BECAUSE of the “physically” part.
I’ve been through the weight loss/gain cycle before (repeatedly) and find myself wondering how I got here, heavier than I was with either pregnancy and, frankly, avoiding socializing with people.
I know it seems simple to say “move more and eat less.”
When I met with my electrophysiologist Wednesday and explained that I had not had any arrhythmia episodes because I hadn’t exercised, he said “at all?” And I responded, “yes — pretty much.” (To his credit, he had good bedside manner when he said it — it could have been sarcastic but it wasn’t.)
I said to him, “I can barely remember the days when it was routine to go out and run ten miles.”
He, of course, reminded me that my medication does work (ahem) and to go at things gradually.
This post is part of the weekly Five Minute Friday linkup.
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