#AprilPrompts Day 12 – Infinity

This was a hard prompt to work with – until my lovely Muse gave me some food for thought . . .


Day 12 - Infinity

Day 12 – Infinity

When we’re young, we think we have an eternity to do all the things we dream about; we don’t consider how short our fragile lives really are.

As a teenager, I wanted to travel the world, have a successful career, a comfortable life and eventually find someone I would love for all time. And I thought I had endless time in which to achieve my goals.


Even in my twenties, I still believed I had infinity ahead of me.

But one day I woke up and I was forty. Abruptly I came to realise my life span was capped. I didn’t have the alleged limitless time of my youth and what was worse, I hadn’t managed to fulfil all the dreams I once held.


Losing my parents was a wake-up call. It taught me, not only that my life wasn’t infinite, rather it was too short to be unhappy and not doing things I love. So I started making changes.

I walked away from a miserable marriage where I was mistreated and started living for me.

Plunging headlong into a new world, with hope in my heart, I devote myself to writing and my daughter. I don’t have infinity, but I’m happy!

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7 thoughts on “#AprilPrompts Day 12 – Infinity

  1. Pingback: #AprilPrompts – Day 12 – INFINITY – #NaPoWriMo #Haiku | Donna L Sadd

  2. Good for you, Carlie!
    I had a revelation about 8 years ago when a good friend died suddenly aged 42. She was wealthy and successful, but she had an undiagnosed heart condition. She also had a six-year-old daughter.
    That made me look at life differently, and start living it now, not waiting for that undefined ‘future’ that we may not have.
    It’s made me far more comfortable with myself, and a whole heap more inclined to ‘Just Do It’!

    • I’m sorry to hear about the loss of your friend, but I’m glad it helped you take stock of your life and made you more comfortable in your own skin! My attitude is very like yours now & I’m much happier in myself! 😀

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