Sunday, 15 November 2015

The Prompt - I dwell in possibility. Emily Dickinson


There's a word, brimming with, well, possibilities!

If anything were possible, what would I want?

More time; as I get older I worry about time passing and me not doing he things I'd like to. Being a lazy mare means that I could utilise the time I have now better but I'm acutely aware of the passing of time. So maybe I should stop wasting so much of my time daydreaming (not giving it up entirely of course!), watching trashy TV and faffing about. Then I could use the time productively and in a way that made me feel more happy.

Less aches and pains; again my age is to blame. Being a fifty something woman means the joy of the menopause and I wouldn't wish it on my worse enemy. Some days is good day and some days, well I just want to disappear under the duvet and forget all about them. So feeling more like myself more of the time would be good, if at all possible, Universe!

More cats; I love cats and would fill my house with them if it were possible. My husband is far too sensible to let that happen so I'll have to be content with what I've got at the moment.

Let's go off into fantasy land for a moment. If it were possible to swap lives with someone, who would I pick? I think if I were being frivolous I'd pick someone like Victoria Beckham. To be stylish, wealthy and married to a hunk like David Beckham! I'd also like to experience what it was like to be that skinny - even at primary school I was never that skinny! If I were to be sensible I'd like to swap lives with a successful writer like Megan Beech or Erin Morgenstern, both of whom I admire greatly.

I know that if I could have anything that's possible I should be less selfish and wish for world peace and a cure for cancer but that always seems too pie in the sky and a little bit Miss World.

I guess I live a pretty good life as it is but sometimes it's fun to ponder the possibilities, the if onlys, the what ifs.  


  1. I think we might be a bit similar Jo - I do let laziness (and procrastination) get the better of me regularly! And I really don't want to wake up one day and think 'why didn't I just grab my ambitions with both hands while I was still young enough to do it?'. I have a suspicion that if you swapped lives with someone like VB you would maybe be shocked at the unseen sadness in her life - I don't think anyone that skinny can really be very happy :-) #theprompt

  2. This is really interesting, it's definitely fun to wonder what you might do, if anything was possible... I'm not sure what I would change, I'm going to have to think about that. But, one thing for sure is I would procrastinate less and do more! Thank you so much for sharing with #ThePrompt x