Not Listening

Most of the topics for the writers workshop this week are good.  Here is a list of the topics she has for this week:

1.) In the book I’m reading, Girls of Tender Age,the main character is deeply affected by the murder of a childhood friend. Describe a tragedy you didn’t expect to be as deeply affect by as you are.

2.) Tell us about a day you were sure you wouldn’t get through.

3.) A time when you should have listened to your mother.

4.) Your pets least likable character trait.
5.) 10 Reasons why you love your job. 

I had a really hard time choosing what one to write about but I finally decided I would write on #3.  There are a lot of times I should have listened to her.  I have the type of personality that if you tell me not to do something I am going to go right ahead and do it just to prove that I can.  For instance when I placed my daughter for adoption my grandma actually found the family and asked my worker to put the file in my stack of families but not to say anything to me.  I went through all the files and happened to bring them home and another family.  I didn’t find out this until after I had her and placed her with them.  My grandma knew that if she told me I wouldn’t pick them out of spite even if it was where she was supposed to be.

Also this happened when I got married.  I knew I should do it but I still went right ahead and did it because I knew they didn’t want me to do it.  I am not sure why I am like this but I always have been even as a child.  They have learned this about me and so they just keep their opinions to themselves anymore.  I guess most of it has to do with the fact that I am so damn stubborn I refuse to do it anyone elses(sp) way but mine.  If I had just listened to her I would have saved myself a whole lot of trouble and money!

Margaret Tidwell

I am a 33-year-old blogger. I write about my life and my struggles with Multiple Sclerosis. I also am a huge bookworm, and I have been doing book reviews for years now. I even blog about adoption, Multiple Sclerosis, and things that go on in my life.

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  1. I wish I could do one of these, but I just don't have it today. I am hoping to have more time for blogging and creativity and less time in the books soon!

  2. singedwingangel says:

    I have to give your memaw kudos for an ingenious plan… and I hear ya on the marriage thing.. Number one was my mistake

  3. From Tracie says:

    There have definitely been times when I should have listened to my mom. The older I get, the more I realize how smart she is.

  4. The only thing I regret not listening to my mother was that I should have learned an instrument in middle school. I was a singer but I never learned to read music and it hurt me the rest of my singing "career" through college.

    I guess you mom and grandma knew better than mine did!

  5. Ah yes. The stubborn streak. I have one a mile wide, as does my husband, as does my son. Part of it is I just don't like people telling me what to do. The ONLY time my father EVER used the word "forbid" was to ride on a motorcycle. I didn't even want to, but as soon as he said that I was like, oh yah?? And went on a motorcycle. I was terrified! Ah, youth.

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