Five Minute Friday - Fight

Every Friday we unite for five minutes to write on one word. Only five minutes, that's all we get, that's all we have. And then, right where we are, no edits or second-thoughts, we publish those words. This week, we write on fight.

Fighting, it's what I have been doing my whole life. I have fought to be where I stand today, I fought my family, my parents, my friends, my relationships, myself. I took the fight on when I was too young and left a childhood behind to become an "adult" even though my age screamed kid. I fought my way through high school, college and fought for my career, my grades, my work, my money, my health. I fought against my family, against my "you should be" against my MS, against my traditions.

So now, as an adult, I am reliving some of those important childhood years. I am creating the all important happy childhood but I will teach my kids to fight too, for their futures, for their lives.

In the end, there is no blame, there are no regrets, because that fighter got me to where I am today. A proud and peaceful person. Someone that still has fight in her, but doesn't feel the need to have it be "me against the world", instead it's me fighting for a better world.

There is a fighter in all of us. Find what drives you to fight, what drives you to push and want more, better. It's there, don't forget your former self, even if you have changed and molded. There is a fight in us all.



  1. Cindy says:

    You go, girl! I can feel your strong spirit as you typed those words! In many ways, I get it. Way to go for being a warrior! Bless you!

    1. childhood says:

      Thank you for understanding and the supportive words. It's been a long battle but we all still have more to give.

  2. Ruth says:

    I can relate to a lot of this! Stopped by from FMF

    1. childhood says:

      Thanks, I think this Five Minute Friday hit home for a lot of people.

  3. pea says:

    I am intrigued by your return to childhood, I hope you write about that experience.

    1. childhood says:

      Thank you, the experience has been overwhelming.

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