Stream Of Consciousness Sunday: Challenges

Here’s the prompt for today: Write about a time that you were challenged.


I feel challenged nearly every day.

Sometimes it’s my son who challenges me. He chatters non-stop and demands that I give him my opinion on whether a fly-ig (flying pig) would like salami or why the blue monster on Toca Kitchen Monsters hates broccoli. He begs me to play Scooby Doo with him, something I find particularly challenging, as I never really played as a kid. The mere act of holding those little dolls and enacting a mystery investigation makes me feel enormously uncomfortable. It’s a challenge to engage as a child would because I don’t remember ever being one.

Many times my relationships with others are a challenge. I find myself surrounded by those who have difficult lives – such as mine has been – and it’s a challenge to be a supportive and good friend while still taking care of myself. It’s an even bigger challenge to believe that I’m not a shitty friend when I must pull back to take care of things in my own life.

Work is a challenge. I report to three executives and they often have conflicting requests for my time. I feel a lot of stress – in fact, Administrative Assistants have one of the top 10 stressful jobs (categorized here as event coordinator – which is just part of my job)…

Life is challenging. I suppose it would be boring otherwise.


This was my 5 minute Stream of Consciousness Sunday post. It’s five minutes of your time and a brain dump. Want to try it? Here are the rules…

  • Set a timer and write for 5 minutes.
  • Write an intro to the post if you want but don’t edit the post. No proofreading or spellchecking. This is writing in the raw.
  • Publish it somewhere. Anywhere. The back door to your blog if you want. But make it accessible.
  • Add the Stream of Consciousness Sunday badge to your post.
  • Link up your post below.
  • Visit your fellow bloggers and show some love.

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  1. This is great! Those are very challenging things, but sometimes everyday life IS a challenge.

  2. Kids imaginations are definitely hard to keep up with when playing with them… especially when they try to correct your actions.

    Grown-up challenges are no easier.

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