One of my life lessons – certainly the biggest of my life lessons – is to learn that I have control over way more than I suspect in life.
This doesn’t mean I’ve perfected it. I’ve sharpened and polished my sense of place, and acknowledged there’s still plenty to do. There are plenty of paths I’ve not yet discovered. But lest I get too new-age Zenny on my crew …
Every month, I compile a post called “6 Words.” Ernest Hemingway inspired it when he said any story can be told in a six-word sentence. I ask bloggers, friends, strangers, and a few strange blogger friends to respond to a prompt.
March 30 is I Am in Control Day. Clearly, most of us are not. Tell us a lie about something you’re in control of right now. Think, “I don’t NEED Girl Scout cookies” or “No calendar: It’s all up here.”
What would your six words be?
1. Chocolate doesn’t sway me, puny mortal.
Charissa S., of Joy in the Moments
2. A quick trip to Hobby Lobby.
Tiffany M., of Sounds Like Life to Me
3. I work best on the fly.
Lindsay F., of The Flynnigans
4. I can resist building Lego models.
Erik W., of This Kid Reviews Books
5. Nope. No chocolate for me today!
Sara L., of Sara Letourneau’s Official Website and Blog
6. My day’s more than 24 hours!
Kimberly N., of Bring Your Brave
7. I’m always on time. Yeah, right.
Clay W., of Making the Days Count
8. Planning; I can realise my dreams.
Lizzi L., of Considerings
9. Have kids – sleeping soundly through night.
Rebecca B., of The Kid’s User Guide to a Human Life
10. I control people’s thoughts about me.
Jacquelyn, of One Woman, Huge World
11. I am never scared being alone.
Juliet W., of Tails from the Road
12. Mastering crazy voices in my head.
Jenn S., of Jenn’s Midlife Crisis
13. Kids … wrapped around my little finger!
Ritu B.,of But I Smile Anyway
14. Alarm rings, I pop out of bed.
Julia T., of Diary of a Word Nerd
15. I don’t eat the whole bag.
Lisa T., A Girls’ Guide to Leaving a Marriage
16. Six weeks travel; carry-on only.
Rhonda A., of Albom Adventures
17. Going to the gym? Every day!
Jenny, of Peace From Panic
18. I still fit into these jeans.
Julie G., Young Adult Author
19. I won’t cry during Grey’s Anatomy.
Katy W., of Stereotypically Able
20. ADHD does not run this house!
Lisa, at The Meaning of Me
21. What deadlines? I always submit early.
Kelly M., of Just Typikel
22. I’m present when my wife talks.
Austin W., of Writings by Ender
23. Wait long enough, steamer will auto-decalcify.
Tamara G., of Confessions of a Working Mom
24.Yes more burpies! I love burpies!
Les B.,of Ink Interrupted
25. Money is always waiting for me.
Lisa, of Life of an El Paso Woman
26. Just one last bite. I promise.
Shantala, of Shanaya Tales
27. Ready or not, time will tell.
Joyce L., of Catch My Words
28. Food glorious food – I am master!
Lyn C., of The Call of the Pen
29. My desk is tidier than yours.
Deb, of Deb Runs
30. I’ll get everything done before midnight.
Sabina, of Victim to Charm
31. I CAN do Weight Watchers properly!
Jenny, of Accidental Hipster Mum
32. Just one spoonful of peanut butter …
Annelise, of Aunie Sauce
33. I’ve got my to-do list covered.
Hilary, of Feeling Beachie
34. My daughters always listen to me.
beth, of i didn’t have my glasses on …
35. Haven’t binged on Cadbury mini eggs.
Janine H., of Confessions of a Mommyaholic
36. Lesson plans? Got it covered – right …
Cricket, of Cricketmuse
37. I have it all planned out.
Eli P., of Coach Daddy
Boys: Do they fail to plan, or plan to fail? For every question you’ve ever had about boys, here’s the place to get your answers. Send questions to Ask A Boy, at firstname.lastname@example.org. I’ll compile an occasional post with the caliber of answers you just can’t get anywhere else. You feel me, Doctor Oz?