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Five Minute Friday Link-up: Another

Happy Friday, y’all! It’s time for the weekly Five Minute Friday writing prompt. To play along, write on your own blog and then link up here. I’ve been visiting some amazing bloggers recently. The talent out there is incredible!

This week’s FMF writing prompt is: ANOTHER

START

When I think of the word another, I can’t help but think of how we are living Groundhog Day every single day.

We wake up to another day of being at home (which I don’t dislike in and of itself, mind you.)

I sit down to another day of checking email, responding to students’ questions, grading, and trying, haphazardly, to take attendance for invisible students.

I think of my students who are facing another day of endless online assignments and, if they’re lucky (or unlucky depending on your perspective), jobs.

It can seem like an endless line of monotonous days because it’s always another of the same that went before.

For me, though, I’m not minding this.

I crave the routine. The familiarity of another day gives me comfort because I know how to approach my day.

I’m not one for frenzy, so I’ll gladly welcome another day in comfortable clothes, hair not straightened – barely brushed in fact.

Sometimes another is actually okay.

STOP

4 Responses

  1. Great post! I agree it is nice to know what’s coming each day. While I’m still working, I’m enjoying those evenings and weekends at home.

  2. First of all, thanks for coming by my blog earlier — and second,, I am in exactly the same boat as you right now. I was already teaching online (university essay-writing course) and feel the same way about my work and my students. And as to the “another” part: yes, it is kind of like Groundhog Day. Days of the week have no meaning (except Wednesday, which is our garbage & recycling day & the highlight of my son’s week!). Thanks for your post. It really resonated! Jeannie

  3. Familiarity in the midst of the uncertain is something we cling to. I cannot imagine how difficult these days are/have been for families more directly impacted. There is no familiarity/road map for them. We must be ever diligent to pray for them (she says, reminding herself).

  4. The Fab Four sang about it,
    of ‘Another Day’;
    I’m guessing that it was a hit,
    but really, I can’t say
    that the song appeals to me;
    the melodic line is thin,
    and, speaking personally,
    I find the message grim.
    If ennui comes from routine,
    routine is not to blame;
    for most people it would seem
    that most days are quite the same,
    and all adventure has to start
    from the fire in the heart.

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