Too Many To Pick One

This week’s WordPress Photo Challenge asks you to ” . . . share an image of your happy place, a secret spot you love, or a faraway location you return to again and again.”

That’s easy, I thought, it’s my garden.

But then I thought some more and realised I have several places I consider my favourites, not because I return to them over and over, but because I’ve had the privilege to visit them once.
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This is NOT Funny

It’s been almost four weeks now since I fell and broke my right arm, and in that time, I’ve discovered how frustrating it is trying to operate with one hand – my non-dominate hand at that.

Laugh all you want, but this is not funny.  I can’t dress myself, I can barely feed myself, and I cannot remember the last time my hair was so messy and out of control.
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Time To Shine

Despite the primal fears of most adults (yes, I know I’m generalising), I love speaking in front of an audience and am not afraid to do so.

However, I must admit, my comfort didn’t happen naturally.  Laughed at and ridiculed at school because I couldn’t pronounce the word ‘specific’*, I know I withdrew into a shell and stopped raising my hand when the teacher asked for volunteers to read out loud.  I was 14 years old and felt like I’d lost my voice.
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I Wonder

Lately, I’ve been wondering.  Ok, in the last seven days, I’ve been wondering if things happen for a reason, or simply by accident.

Yes, I am specifically talking about my little accident.  But more to the point, I’m curious to know IF I broke my right arm completely by chance, or because there is something else at work.
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What’s Holding Me Back?

I’ve taken more than a week contemplating the Sandbox Writing Challenge #6 – What’s Holding You Back – and to be perfectly honest, until two days ago my answer would have been “Nothing!”

As a matter of fact, all I could think of was that sweet, upbeat song by Shawn Mendes “There’s Nothing Holding Me Back”
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