This Is Me--2019 A to Z Theme

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Monday, April 27, 2020

What Will Happen ( #AtoZChallenge )


       We might know what we think might happen in our futures, but none of us can say for certain what will happen even if that future seems kind of certain.  What will happen is just what will happen. We're just along for the ride...


#AtoZChallenge 2020 Blogging from A to Z Challenge letter W
 
 What Will Happen


         When I set out with my A to Z theme this year I had a somewhat vague concept that I would write about my life and where I see myself going in the years to come.  It was as good of a plan as any other I suppose, especially in these Pandemic Days.  Just meandering thoughts in a stream-of-consciousness approach seemed like a good way to go in 2020.

          The truth is that this is pretty much how I've been blogging for the past decade.  In fact, one might reasonably suggest that this is the way I've approached my whole life.  Every outcome in my life has been a surprise even though that outcome might have been precisely what was expected, whether by me or someone else, and most of my expectations were probably not well considered considering that how they turned out was often not at all like what I expected.

          Riffing in the stream-of-consciousness can be great fun for word play and it's my preferred style of communicating my thoughts, but I'm pretty sure that a solid sense of life planning might have made more sense for me in the long run.  I've often been one to get lost in my thoughts to the point that I've gotten diverted by many a side road along the way.  A more structured type of person might call someone like me unfocused.  Perhaps that's the danger of living a stream-of-conscious life--a continual barrage of shiny objects dazzle my view into a burst of astonishment and wonderment that keeps me in a mental whirl.

         What will happen in my future if I continue this path I've been on?   Maybe I'll just continue being me.  The child in me is still wide-eyed yet laden with the crustiness of lost loves, sad tales, and forgotten past things.  I hope I can continue to plod forward although my shoes have become worn and tied together with the strings of memories. 

         I don't really know what will happen in the years to come.  I'm looking for something good.  I'm hoping that something good is looking for me as well.


          Have your life plans mostly turned out as you expected?   To what extent do you actually plan your future?   Do you think your future looks promising or somewhat bleak?  















11 comments:

  1. I dread to think of "What May Happen". So don't think about it, I too live from day to day at this precise time.
    Hope you're well and take care Lee.

    Yvonne.

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  2. I planned some things but a lot turned up along the way that I didn't plan on, like public speaking.

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  3. Lee

    I plan for the more immediate future but long term plans are more in the dream state. The future is always a little uncertain but I try to look for a brighter tomorrow. If I lose sight of hope then the world becomes bleak and that's not fun. I don't want anything to steal my joy for living life to its fullest! Have a good day and a better tomorrow, my friend!

    Cathy's Pinup Girl Art Sketch Series 'W'

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  4. Planning too much ahead is not a good idea as life is always so surprising. Hopefully!
    W is for Women

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  5. My plans, even as minimal as they are, may be about to change... stay tuned.

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  6. Sadly, I'm more of a planner than a spontaneous soul and I miss out on fun sometimes.

    Teresa

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  7. Hi Lee - I plan, but am also spontaneous ... life has its moments! But I'm alive and looking at the best of it ... take care. Hilary

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  8. Well, definitely not exactly what I planned for the future but I'm learning to adjust.

    Janet’s Smiles

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  9. As I take life one day at a time and just roll with the flow the only plans I make are for holidays and we don't have many of those.

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