Five Minute Friday {Begin}

July 31, 2014Karen Courcy

images Welcome to Five Minute Friday to where us bloggers are given a word prompt and write for just 5 minutes simply for the joy of writing.

No editing or backtracking. No need to be perfect. Just words freely flowing from my heart to yours. Set the timer and write away! Stop at the 5 minute mark no matter where you are!

Today’s Five minute Friday word is {BEGIN}


This word couldn’t have come at a better time than today!

I am at a place right now where I am in the middle of what was and what will be and its a struggle making that step, alot of tension is fighting me, but the fight is worth the other side of what was.

God began his words with “In the beginning” .. and I truly believe that his idea of beginning is always a continuation of something that was – to something else that will be.

The past 2+ years have been about being stuck in this big place of what was holding messages against the very place I was trying to reach and it has been a constant struggle and tension.

I have been stuck in this place of emotional isolation and I am SO ready to take a step out and forward… a new beginning embracing the very things that have always been here along this journey, just on a new level now.

I am embracing a new path in front of me no matter what it takes!

I am facing medical issues and I won’t let it stop me from the beginning of the new butterfly emerging me! Something has been shifting inside of me for months now, and I am not letting this medical issue take me back to the silence and isolation .. I am going to keep working hard until I can look back and see what was behind me; no longer allowing it to be in front of me.

I bought some “core workout” items tonight to start doing core workouts at home every morning! I bought some weights so I can start lifting some weights and getting my strength back! This was a huge step for me!

Tomorrow right before the weekend begins I am going to go food shopping and get a bunch of healthy foods to help get my strength up so I can start working out the way I want to workout! I bought some WHEY protein and I am going to starting drinking the protein shakes again …

I am beginning … I will keep trying until I can finally see the isolation and all the things that kept me in place BEHIND ME and no longer in FRONT of me



  • Linda@Creekside

    July 31, 2014 at 11:03 PM

    Yes! Let’s hear it for getting unstuck, for grand visions, and fresh starts.

    So good to meet you tonight, Karen …

    1. KarenBeth

      August 1, 2014 at 10:33 AM

      thank you Linda 🙂 …. thank you for the connection … nice to meet you too

  • karrileea

    July 31, 2014 at 11:07 PM

    Yay! We are neighbors and I am right there with ya girlie! Making better choices and getting back on track! We can do it sister!

    1. KarenBeth

      August 1, 2014 at 10:34 AM

      HEY neighbor! thank you for the support as always 🙂 I thought it was funny too when we were neighbors on FMF 🙂

  • jenpcv

    August 1, 2014 at 6:43 AM

    Ah Karen, I’m praying for you as you begin this journey of strengthening and reclaiming your health. In the past few months, I’ve embrace “real food” eating, and it’s been a great journey. Not always easy, but definitely worth it!

    1. KarenBeth

      August 1, 2014 at 10:35 AM

      Hi Jen! thank you and I appreciate your connection .. I am as well embracing “real food” .. the problem with me is, I am NOT eating because my appetite has been null to nothing, so for me, I have to start eating that 3-4 meals a day again when it worked before…. thank you for your support

  • Gel

    August 1, 2014 at 9:00 AM

    I’m starting to get back into my core exercises too.

    Everyday is a new beginning isn’t it. I like the energy and attitude in this post. I like how you are realistic about where you’ve been AND your positive intentions to make a new beginning.

    I find this part really interesting: ….”his idea of beginning is always a continuation of something that was – to something else that will be.”

    I like it because usually “beginning” seems like something new that is disconnected from the past. To see a beginning as a transformation or a bridge from a past to something new is interesting.

    Thanks for sharing your thoughts and enthusiasm.

    1. KarenBeth

      August 1, 2014 at 10:37 AM

      HI GEL!!!! thank you for your support through this! I am trying so hard to keep pushing myself in this great shift.. its HARD but I am trying! so many things pushing at me to NOT make that step.. it’s the young part inside that is telling me its not safe!! it’s a constant battle that I know you understand. I am trying SO HARD…

      Thank you as always for your support

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