{Weekly Writing Challenge} I wish I were…

I wish I were

nowhere else, but here. My home is where my traveling heart is.

I’m a woman, a wife, a mother, with a restless spirit and an endless thirst for life, for knowledge, for passion. I need passion in my days, and passion has always been given to me. Gradually, and consistently…

I wish I were no wiser than I’m now, nor I wish I were more innocent than my current acts may appear.
In honor of Daryl’s post, we ask you to finish the following sentence for this week’s writing challenge: “I wish I were.”

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I wish I were

nowhere else, but here. My home is where my traveling heart is.

I’m a woman, a wife, a mother, with a restless spirit and an endless thirst for life, for knowledge, for passion. I need passion in my days, and passion has always been given to me.

Gradually, and consistently…

I wish I were no wiser than I’m now, nor I wish I were more innocent than my current acts may appear.

Wisdom and innocence are two parallel states of mind. I’m grateful for the ongoing ability to recognize the difference.

I wish I were no younger than I’m today,                                                                                                     it wouldn’t be fair with my younger self – she ought to have experienced and learned from her own mistakes. Why try to be older, when your mind and soul seek learning through life?

I wish I were no older than my true wrinkles tell the world. Aging is a critical part of this wonderful process called ‘life’. And life is good.

Right now, I wish I were no more than what I represent to my family, to my loved ones, to the world. I’m comfortable in my own skin and not scared by my own thoughts. The ‘little voices in my head’ keep me going…

I wish I were

nothing else, but what I’m right now.

I’m grateful for my present, and I look forward to living the future. Savoring a day at a time. No more, no less…

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♥ Thanks for the inspiration! 😮 

{Backstory} Last week, WordPress grammar guru, Daryl, talked about the oft-mysterious subjunctive mood in If Hairs Be Wires, Black Wires Grow on Her Head. Use of the subjunctive mood isn’t as common in English as it is in other languages. As Daryl mentioned in his post, the most common uses of the subjunctive mood in English are conditions, suppositions, wishes, demands, suggestions, and statements of necessity. At least once in our lives, we’ve all muttered, “I just wish I were…” or “If I were more like…”, knowingly or unknowingly invoking the subjunctive mood. In honor of Daryl’s post, we were asked to finish the following sentence for this week’s writing challenge: I wish I were.”

Let’s see how I did it! If you liked it (or not!), share your opinion here… Is writing something for everyone, and the one thing we need is inspiration? Thanks for reading!

Other “wishes”:

Author: 3rdCultureChildren

Welcome! Here I am, 'releasing' my thoughts on traveling, parenting, raising TCKs, teaching, writing, working... and who knows what else! I’m a WIFE, 'geeky-stuff' SCIENTIST, TEACHER, AUTHOR, (aspiring) AMATEUR photographer, MOM of 3, TRAVELER by choice and by marriage, and of course, a HOUSEHOLD QUEEN!!

42 thoughts on “{Weekly Writing Challenge} I wish I were…”

    1. Thank you… we all needed a bit of inspiration to get through these recent ‘gray days’… we’ve got family back home (East Coast), and every bit of ‘good news’ deserves a celebration… on the other hand, the daily updates letting all of us know about the rising number of casualties… home losses… distressed families… you’re happy for your own self, and yet, heartfelt by learning about others… Thanks for taking the time to stop by and check this week’s writing inspiration… ‘I wish we were all safe…”:o

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  1. Thank you so much for the pingback. I really identified with what you wrote in your post about accepting who you are, where you are right this minute, and being satisfied with it. Good job.

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    1. You’re more than welcome! One day, I realized: “why fight, why get angry with life? just because we’re always moving, always changing, always having to ‘re-invent ourselves’, adapt, adjust?” and instead of fighting, I’m embracing… every new challenge, as an adventure, an opportunity to learn, to grow… It’s been working, so far! When people now ask me, ‘where is home?’, my home is with my family, the ones I love, and who love me… unconditionally… My heart is wherever they are… and my ‘home’ is set wherever my heart is happy! 😮 Thanks for taking the time to read and comment! Much appreciated!

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  2. This is such a lovely response to the challenge! It is good to be content with where we are — and to embrace aging with gratitude for still being here to enjoy it, while not spending excessive time having regrets for days’ past! ~ Kat

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  3. I loved your take on the challenge. Positive and uplifting, which is what I desire to center in my life. Thanks for stopping by my blog and deciding to follow. I appreciate it!

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  4. I appreciate your perspective, it’s important to be reminded of the vast blessings just under our noses! I love that you found a way to make “I wish I were” about the goodness of present time. Here’s to all the wisdom, love, and life we already have!

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  5. Yuppers…that’s my take on the whole wishful thinking thing – be what you is, not what you is not. folks what do this is the happiest lot (my late husband loved Tutor and Mr. Wizard – I just liked this one saying from that show). And I totally am with you on the being more grateful than wishful!!!

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    1. Glad you enjoyed it, LubbyGirl! It’s definitely okay to be wishful, I still wish upon the first stars (and so do my children!), but the best part is that, we have way more to be/feel grateful and to be wishful for… Wishing us all a great deal of happiness! Thanks for stopping by, for reading, and for your words of support – much appreciated! 😮

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    1. I agree with a bit of ambition… Otherwise, what would be the reason to keep moving forward and trying? That’s why the need for listening to the little voices in our heads… 😮 thanks for checking it out, and sharing your opinion, Jackie…

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  6. Beautiful! It’s so great to wish for nothing more than to be where you are right now and who you are at this very moment because most people are always wishing for something else or for something more rather than being content with where they are at the moment. I definitely needed this reminder today. Thanks!

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    1. Thank you very much for your support and kind words, Annabachinsky… I believe we all need to be reminded to be more grateful than wishful… we tend to forget the true meaning of life, trading it for temporary satisfaction events… One time somebody told me that ‘life is what happens when you’re too busy doing other things…’ and I never forgot it. So simple, such an easy recipe for happiness. Could you imagine if we all wished to be happier with what we’ve got, what we’ve accomplished in this life? Ambition is good, and the desire to move forward is much needed, but, as somebody already stated here [in the comments], contentment is part of the path for happiness. Keeping it simple. Easy. Thanks very much for taking the time to read this blogpost and share your impressions… That’s exactly my original goal with this ‘random thoughts prose’! 😮

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    1. Couldn’t agree more! I’m pretty content with my present… Thanks to the ones who are part of my present, and hopefully, will also be part of my future… Thank you for stopping by and checking it out. Much appreciated! 😮

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    1. Thank you so much for your kind words… This is exactly what “I wish I were…” We all need to seek happiness… and peace of mind… Thanks for taking the time to read it and share your thoughts – much appreciated! 😮

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        1. It’s true… I guess, at the end, we all wish we were the same… maybe, a bit happier, right? Nothing wrong with being a bit ‘selfish’ when it comes to a good dose of happiness… especially if it’s shared with others! 😮

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