Now, set your timer, clear your head, for five minutes of free writing without worrying about getting it right.
1. Write for 5 minutes flat – no editing, no over thinking, no backtracking.
2. Link back here and invite others to join in.
3. And then absolutely, no ifs, ands or buts about it, you need to visit the person who linked up before you & encourage them in their comments. Seriously. That is, like, the rule. And the fun. And the heart of this community..
Oh and Ahem, if you would take pity and turn off comment verification, it would make leaving some love on your post that much easier for folks!
OK, are you ready? Please give us your best five minutes on:::
Roots…Roots... Roots?? Do I have any roots? I'm one of those people who when people ask me where I'm from I really have no idea.
I have lived in Nigeria, Niger, Canada, and in the US in Ohio, Indiana, New York, Colorado, South Carolina, North Carolina, and Pennsylvania. Some of those places I lived not more than a year.
|Our house in Cedarville, Ohio when I was in 1st grade. We had the downstairs apartment.|
|Our house in Osceola, Indiana where we lived when I was in 6th and 7th grade. The front upstairs window was my room.|
But I have memories. Aside from my earliest years, I remember every house we lived in. We were a close family, so the memories associated with the house, the town, the country, are fond.
|We lived in this house in Tera for 16 years (minus home assignments). Our kids were mostly raised in this one house. You'll notice on my Facebook I claim Tera as my home town.|
|We have stayed in this house every home assignment except one. Our kids have been blessed to have had two houses where they have grown up event though they are also global nomads.|
And yes, I feel that this has also resulted in a reticence to make good friends, friends who I will leave or who will leave me. I'm so thankful for the way they have enriched my life and how I have friends on every continent..... But they aren't friends I've known all my life and whose roots are intertwined with mine....
A happy and varied life? Yes. Roots? I don't think so.