Life’s a pretty resilient thing.

“There’s no such thing as ruining your life. Life’s a pretty resilient thing, it turns out.”

― Sophie Kinsella, The Undomestic Goddess

When I first saw this quote I was instantly drawn to it. I like Sophie Kinsella’s novels too, light summer holiday reading material so wanted to incorporate it into a post somehow.

Ruining your life and becoming resilient, that’s one of the 7 basic story archetypes. Yet no writing idea was coming to me, so I hit google and found this:

“When is it too late to turn your life around?

Short answer: never. It depends on your drive and willingness to make your future into something you want it to be. You could be 80 and still achieve goals that you doubted you could achieve when you were much younger.

Sure, you might have to reassess certain goals as time goes by and be realistic about what you can and can’t do – physically and mentally – but the potential for a happier and more fulfilling life is always there.

Just remember this: the sooner you get started, the longer you’ll have to reap the rewards of your efforts. There is no time like the present.”

https://www.aconsciousrethink.com/15229/ive-ruined-my-life/

I quite liked that advice too. So here’s my short but sweet contribution it inspired:

Reassess and recreate
Think of all the friends you’ll make.
Overhaul and reclaim
Forget about who was to blame.

Repair or Renew
Take some time to just be you
Revitalize and revive
Soon you’ll be back to thrive.

There's no such thing as ruining your life quotation.
There’s no such thing as ruining your life -quotation.

Originally written in response to:

  • Writer’s Quote Wednesday Writing Challenge (#WQWWC) – Fortitude/Resilience

Take Care.
KL

FICTION PROMPT – LONESOME

I am not a poetry writer but I do love playing around with the magnetic poetry blocks found here (free):

http://play.magneticpoetry.com/poem/Poet/kit

So I decided to make a mini-story for a bit of fun. Todays mini-story is based on the theme of LONESOME.

The Lonesome Father by KL Caley

Short and sweet this one but I quite liked the twist.


What story will this week’s tiles have in store for you?
Have a go! Please link back any creations you make, I’d love to see them.

#TFI = TODAYS FICTION INSPIRATION
#poetrywordkit

Photo by Julissa Helmuth on Pexels.com

Take Care Everyone and Stay Safe.

Much Love,

KL ❤


HOW TO PLAY:

  • Create a marvellous creation using the prompt word
  • Link back here so that I can read your marvellous works of art!

FICTION PROMPT – GUEST

I am not a poetry writer but I do love playing around with the magnetic poetry blocks found here (free):

http://play.magneticpoetry.com/poem/Poet/kit

So I decided to make a mini-story for a bit of fun. Todays mini-story is based on the theme of GUEST.

The Unjovial Guest by KL Caley

I think we’ve all been at parties we would rather not be at for one reason or another.

It’s always a worry of mine, that guests don’t have a good time. I think I overthink or over-worry about it. I try to make sure there is something for everyone. Even down to food, last year we had a small gathering for my little one, and I made the buffet including several vegan and vegetarian options (despite only knowing one guest was vegan), and a ton of baby/toddler safe foods to accommodate for the children (including a large bowl of babybells which I knew was a favourite of one particular party-goer – obviously they weren’t vegan). Maybe it’s my upbringing but it’s always nice to be nice and to have everyone feel involved and welcome were you can.


What story will this week’s tiles have in store for you?
Have a go! Please link back any creations you make, I’d love to see them.

#TFI = TODAYS FICTION INSPIRATION
#poetrywordkit

Photo by Julissa Helmuth on Pexels.com

Take Care Everyone and Stay Safe.

Much Love,

KL ❤


HOW TO PLAY:

  • Create a marvellous creation using the prompt word
  • Link back here so that I can read your marvellous works of art!

FICTION PROMPT – NEW

I am not a poetry writer but I do love playing around with the magnetic poetry blocks found here (free):

http://play.magneticpoetry.com/poem/Poet/kit

So I decided to make a mini-story for a bit of fun. Todays mini-story is based on the theme of NEW.

The New Chapter by KL Caley

Sometimes in life you just need to start afresh. Job, partner, town, friendships. Whatever it is sometimes life just kicks you and the best thing for that individual to do is to break the cord and start again. This happened to me in the not so distant past. One of my closest friends really, really hurt me. I was pregnant at the time, incredibly ill, in and out of the hospital, fearing I would lose the baby, terrified in every sense of the word. There is an old saying that it is during your lowest moments you find out who your true friends are and it unfortunately that was true for me. I came out the other side, my baby and I both survived, but I was one friend down.

I realise my image above is about heartbreak but I can tell you, in all honesty I was heartbroken. To some extent I still am. I love my friends dearly and would go to the ends of the earth for them. With that friend, what we had felt like more than friendship, we were more like family, in fact closer than that. But as with all things in life, I take each day as it comes. I am happy and each day I find more and more joy with my new life and each day I find more and more peace with what has happened. Time is the healer.


What story will this week’s tiles have in store for you?
Have a go! Please link back any creations you make, I’d love to see them.

#TFI = TODAYS FICTION INSPIRATION
#poetrywordkit

Photo by Julissa Helmuth on Pexels.com

Take Care Everyone and Stay Safe.

Much Love,

KL ❤


HOW TO PLAY:

  • Create a marvellous creation using the prompt word
  • Link back here so that I can read your marvellous works of art!

FICTION PROMPT – WAITING

I am not a poetry writer but I do love playing around with the magnetic poetry blocks found here (free):

http://play.magneticpoetry.com/poem/Poet/kit

So I decided to make a mini-story for a bit of fun. Todays mini-story is based on the theme of WAITING.

Awaiting the Sailor by KL Caley

I love to have a good daydream, especially at the seaside. I could stand and watch the waves for hours on end. There is something about getting lost watching that horizon that is so bewitching.


What story will this week’s tiles have in store for you?
Have a go! Please link back any creations you make, I’d love to see them.

#TFI = TODAYS FICTION INSPIRATION
#poetrywordkit

Photo by Julissa Helmuth on Pexels.com

Take Care Everyone and Stay Safe.

Much Love,

KL ❤


HOW TO PLAY:

  • Create a marvellous creation using the prompt word
  • Link back here so that I can read your marvellous works of art!

FICTION PROMPT – A CHILD’S VISION

I am not a poetry writer but I do love playing around with the magnetic poetry blocks found here (free):

http://play.magneticpoetry.com/poem/Poet/kit

So I decided to make a mini-story for a bit of fun. Todays mini-story is based on the theme of childhood innocence.

I love to have a good daydream. I don’t stop and stare up at the clouds nearly as often as I probably should. Whilst working from home, when the weather is nice I have taken to having lunch outside. It really helps improve my mood and lift my spirit. I love seeing shapes in the clouds, that childhood past-time still holds something special to me.


What story will this week’s tiles have in store for you?
Have a go! Please link back any creations you make, I’d love to see them.

#TFI = TODAYS FICTION INSPIRATION
#poetrywordkit

Photo by Julissa Helmuth on Pexels.com

Take Care Everyone and Stay Safe.

Much Love,

KL ❤

FICTION PROMPT – FATHER

I am not a poetry writer but I do love playing around with the magnetic poetry blocks found here (free):

http://play.magneticpoetry.com/poem/Poet/kit

So I decided to make a mini-story for a bit of fun. Todays mini-story is based on the theme of loss.

Memories are both our greatest gift and sometimes our biggest burden. My heart goes out to all those who have lost a parent, grandparent or sibling. Especially during the last 12 months with covid hindering so many crucial goodbyes. I always hope that some will find relief in the happy memories that they had together, and that with time, these become more memorable than the sad ones.


What story will this week’s tiles have in store for you?
Have a go! Please link back any creations you make, I’d love to see them.

#TFI = TODAYS FICTION INSPIRATION
#poetrywordkit

Photo by Julissa Helmuth on Pexels.com

Take Care Everyone and Stay Safe.

Much Love,

KL ❤

FICTION PROMPT – MOTHERHOOD

I am not a poetry writer but I do love playing around with the magnetic poetry blocks found here (free):

http://play.magneticpoetry.com/poem/Poet/kit

So I decided to make a mini story for a bit of fun. Todays mini story is based on the theme of Life.

I really enjoyed this one, it had a bit of a ghostly other worldly feel to it.

I love how words just jump out at you sometimes and you roll with it to see where it takes you.

Have a go, please link back any creations you make, I’d love to see them.

#TFI = TODAYS FICTION INSPIRATION
#poetrywordkit

Photo by Julissa Helmuth on Pexels.com

Take Care Everyone and Stay Safe.

Much Love,

KL ❤

POETRY KIT FICTION PROMPT – EMBRACE LIFE

I am not a poetry writer but I do love playing around with the magnetic poetry blocks found here (free):

http://play.magneticpoetry.com/poem/Poet/kit

So I decided to make a mini story for a bit of fun. Todays mini story is based on the theme of Life.

This past week has been a difficult one but I find myself pushing myself to focus on the positives and not dwell on the negatives (not always an easy task). It is so easy to get lost in the noise and spiral into the darkness of dwelling on all the unhappy things but in reality I have so much to be thankful for.

I am delighted about the vaccine news and the remarkable positive steps the country is taking to return us all to the sense of normality, to the times we can go wild, hug, kiss, dance and more. It feels like we are getting close now and with nervous trepidation I wait patiently for that day when I can visit family and friends and finally feel that embrace once more.

Have a go, please link back any creations you make, I’d love to see them.

#TFI = TODAYS FICTION INSPIRATION

Photo by Julissa Helmuth on Pexels.com

Take Care Everyone and Stay Safe.

Much Love,

KL ❤