Starting Over Can Be Cathartic: Week 5 of Doing It Alone Is Quite Yummy, But…

I’m absolutely convinced that the adage, “you’ve made your bed, now lie on it”, is a putrid load of nonsensical doodoo. Really. Why would anyone choose to sleep on a bed that doesn’t work for them? Why not remake it?

For week 5 of doing this blogging thing with other extremely cool people, I invite you to explore the benefits of starting over (I might’ve stolen this idea from Susan’s upcoming prompt at Poets United *cough*).

As always, if the given topic doesn’t quite get your muse in the mood, feel free to write about whatever gets the ink (pixels?) flowing.

a wee bit of guidance…
– leave the direct link to your entry at the end of your comment.
– this can only work if we do it together—visit other participants.
– have a bit (or a lot) of fun.


links can be added whenever
but won’t show until Wednesday morning
(my time)


“Coming back to where you started is not the same
as never leaving.” ~ Terry Pratchett


15 thoughts on “Starting Over Can Be Cathartic: Week 5 of Doing It Alone Is Quite Yummy, But…”

  1. Starting over is a timely theme for January…….I seem to start over every single morning, at this time in my life. I cock an eyebrow, open an eye. Yup. Still here. Yippee! LOL. LOVE the Terry Pratchett quote.

    • I’ve been dancing to the same tune dince 2013. Everytime I’m certain I’m about to move on, boom! something happens, which not-so-gently nudges me to start over. I hated it the first time, the second too. But I’ve learned to see it differently. Fighting fate is too silly. Might as well dance with it, and the reboot as impulse.

      Oh, and I also “Yippee!” everytime I see me still standing and grinning. 😁

    • The exercise aspects of starting over have been in my mind a lot lately. I’m getting restless… I will be able to start on the second week of February. But from this side of January that day seems to exist in a different reality.

  2. Well, I just posted before reading this post. My post kinda sorta goes along with theme of starting over because its about trying to find some peace for the month of January which I’ve hated in past years.
    Starting over can be cumbersome but also a necessity so many times.

  3. Remake? I don’t know how… can’t even fathom it right now. I shall leave that to your creative, powerful inkmastery and partake from afar.

    • I think you restarted your remaking even before I thought about, my friend–your return to blogging and arting, your more intense fitness and nutrition focus, your reminding people who might mistake a bit of necessary venting for weakness that they are full of it and should probably look deeper before passing judgement… You got there before I was even able to think about it (or have the energy for it).

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