“Whatever good things we build end up building us.” ~ Jim Rohn

When I started to think about the word build, I began to think about the things I have built and things I need to build.

Things I have built

  • A marriage – going on 39 years
  • A family– husband, two children and their spouses, four grandchildren, and my ever supportive siblings and their significant others.
  • A career – over 30 years of wearing various hats –  elementary music teacher, middle school ELA teacher, college writing teacher, PD facilitator, tutor, writer
  • Friendships – a wonderful mix of high school & college friends, work colleagues, neighbors, PAWLP writing project colleagues, and of course my book club buddies – The Chapter Chicks.

Things I need to build

  • A better body – not for the look of it but for the feel.  Aging definitely takes its toll, but I can do my part to stay strong and healthy.
  • Relationships – with people from whom I have drifted.
  • An organized home – Purging things collected over almost 40 years can be freeing.
  • Reading stamina – I am working on decreasing screen time and increasing read time.

I am grateful for the people and things who have had a part in building me into who I am today, and I look forward to experiencing the renovations and remodeling that will take place in my future.

#Five Minute Friday


4 thoughts on “Build

  1. I enjoyed your take on the FMF prompt. It’s good to pause and take a look at areas in our lives where we can celebrate what we’ve built and consider others where we want to keep building. Visiting from #32.

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