Flash Back Friday

Today I find my mind thinking about past slices while perusing other blogs in search of inspiration for today. Because as of right now, it looks like a complete blank for something to slice about other than it’s Friday, yay!

This is a lovely that idea I saw on another blogger’s site and it’s one that I want to incorporate into mine: Flash Back Friday. With eleven years of blogging under my belt, I still find that incredible and I’m the dang blogger (!), there are a lot of earlier posts that may not have been seen by newer followers. Or perhaps I’ll find something to remind some of my long term followers of posts since forgotten. So, each Friday I will publish a post I wrote on that exact date in a previous year or the post closest to it if I missed that date.

What about you? Reach back into your own archives and highlight a post that you wrote on this day or on a Friday in a previous year? You can repost your Friday Flashback post on your blog and pingback to this post. Or you can just write a comment below with a link to the post you selected to reminisce upon. If you’ve been blogging for less than a year, go ahead and choose a post that you previously published on this day (the 5th) of any month within the past year and link to that post in a comment.

As it turns out my very first post on this date (March 5th) was in 2012. It also has the distinction of being the very first Slice of Life Challenge I posted which made it a Tuesday. It’s a poignant one in the 20/20 of hindsight.



Him: You will never be as bad as you’d like people to think you are.
Me: True, but I will never be as good as you’d like to think I can be.

Had to “Friend Zone” someone who truly did not want to be there. Worse, by putting him in that friend zone, I may I have lost him as exactly that.

I know far too well how it feels to be on his side of unrequited. Knowing that I’m doing the right thing, instead of the easy one, does not make being on this side of it any easier.

SOL - Slice of Life March Challenge 2012


Unfortunately, as it eventually turned out, I was right; the friendship faded to the wayside never to rekindle now that he’s gone. It’s one of the few times I am not at all happy about being right.

12 thoughts on “Flash Back Friday

  1. I like this idea of flash-back-Friday. This is my 8th year of blogging so I do have some posts I can revisit. Now I need to go back and see what I wrote when. Thanks for the idea.

  2. Wow! First, I love this idea. Seems like I’m drawing a blank too. I am going to do some digging now and see what I come up with. As always, thank you for sharing. I love reading your writing. So inspiring!

  3. I love this idea. I have just started a blog for the SOL this year, but I have written in notebooks for a long time. I don’t look back at them often, but I am always startled when I do, especially when reaching back years and years. I am also reminded of a cooking blog that I follow–the blogger always links to the recipes that she has published on the same day for previous years. It’s a fun way to return to things that you love, or didn’t know that you had missed! So, I might give this a whirl with my notebooks … thanks for sharing this idea!

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  5. What a great idea this is! You’ve inspired me to look at my post from last year. It was a discouraging day at the gym, but one that reminded me of the blessings that come with failure. A lesson that I need every so often to keep myself patient with my shortcomings and mistakes.

    Thanks for this slice!

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