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Linking in to Gypsy Mama’s 5 Minute Friday – writing for 5 minutes flat – no editing – no overthinking.

Today’s prompt: REAL

It’s often so hard to figure out what’s real and what’s not. So hard to make out who’s sincere and who’s just mouthing platitudes.

So difficult to tell whether it’s genuine Nike or something that looks so much like it  that even manufacturers of Nike might get fooled.

One wonders why people try so hard to fit in and in the process lose what’s real. Perhaps they haven’t figured out what real for them. They’ve got so used to pretending to be someone they are not.

I’m still working on being the real me. Have you figured out the real you?

May you be inspired – every day!


  1. melissatandoc melissatandoc February 5, 2012

    I was wondering why you were writing as if without taking breaths in between. It’s full five minutes BS 🙂 and it’s more real when it’s as spontaneous as this is. As for me, I look in the mirror and in the mirror, my eyes to see if it’s saying the truth without editing in my mind too.

    Lovely five minutes Corinne!

  2. Rimly Bezbaruah Rimly Bezbaruah February 5, 2012

    Straight from the heart this was Corinne! There are layers to us and to find the real me always is not easy. We are so often role playing that sometimes the act becomes us. Loved this one.

  3. Jenni Jenni February 4, 2012

    5 minutes? Wow. I had to write 5 minutes straight without stopping and I was all over the place and lots and lots of words. You have such organized thoughts. 

  4. Andy Andy February 4, 2012

    Hello Corinne.
    I think as we travel along the path known as life’s journey, each trial or triumph reveals a little about ourselves.
    I’m pretty impressed you came up with this thought-provoking piece in 5 minutes!
    Nicely done.
    Thanks for sharing.

  5. Sulekha Sulekha February 4, 2012

    I would not be so readable if I wrote without editing my words or thoughts…great idea though.

  6. Jan Jan February 4, 2012

    I am a looking, I have been lost for  very long time. I know that most of me has been discovered . As we change and grow it is a matter of letting go of who you used to be as well. <3

  7. Sukanya Sukanya February 4, 2012

    I have been trying to figure out the real me…still not there fully but hope to understand me more. self awareness is so darn important, sadly most of us dont spend enough time in intrrospection.

  8. Amy Amy February 4, 2012

    I am impressed — 5 minutes and no editing. I don’t know if I have it in me — lol.

    I am a work in progress 🙂 Just when I think I’ve got it all figured out something changes… being real, for me, is in seeking my truth.

  9. Jessica Mokrzycki Jessica Mokrzycki February 4, 2012

     I think we are all continually evolving and the parts of our ego that define who we are to ourselves and to others is continually shifting as we grow and move from stage to stage in our lives. No..I don’t know the real me! The only time I know the real me is when I meditate and sense the eternal part of me that never changes.

  10. Sonia Rumzi Sonia Rumzi February 4, 2012

    IN the heart of it, every day I live, I discover a little more of myself and my surroundings. Every heart ache, every failure, every joy… Thank you for the thoughtful post. You are precious.

  11. Janaki Nagaraj Janaki Nagaraj February 3, 2012

    have I? I think am too still figuring this out. Every new situation reveals a new me…the strength or the weakness which I  din’t know of before.

  12. Katrina Jackson Katrina Jackson February 3, 2012

    Great post.  It is hard to figure out what’s real a lot of the time.  I haven’t quite figured out the real me…but I’m certainly working on it!

  13. Dangerous Linda Dangerous Linda February 3, 2012

    wow!  5 minutes flat and no editing — i’m very intrigued!  corinne, i LOVE this post!

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