Forward and Back

Looking Back



How much time do we spend looking forward to what will be.

Then end up looking back-

Wishing for what we had.

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37 thoughts on “Forward and Back

  1. That’s very true.


  2. This reminds me of a story. My sister used to be a “manager” for ATT at their former, world headquarters in Basking Ridge, NJ. I once asked her what she did. Her response was that she went to meetings. When asked what they did at the meetings, she replied that they reviewed the previous meeting and then planned for the next meeting. I suppose that this was just one of the reasons that the facility now houses the Verizon empire. Good day.


    • That story goes quite well with this SVU. Seems to make sense when all you do is talk about what you’re going to do, review what was once done, there isn’t anything ‘getting’ done. Some businesses/people don’t see the problem…..


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  3. Or dreading what’s coming next!


  4. NotAPunkRocker says:

    I kind of needed this, going into the new week. ❤


  5. niaaeryn says:

    I do this…and a good reminder that the present is where we really are. And a nice picture too. 🙂


  6. jmgoyder says:

    So so so so TRUE!


  7. Debra says:

    Too much time, I think! Great reminder for the new week, Colleen. 🙂


  8. Robin says:

    So true, CM. Better to stay in the present, methinks. I love watching your drawing evolve. 🙂


    • Thank you. 🙂 I am so enjoying this. I actually drew that over the winter, I was flipping through the sketch book. And there it was, the words in my head happen to match the picture in my eyes. 🙂


  9. April says:

    This can take on different meanings, but I had such a weird experience the other day…I walked by my wall of fame (my kid’s photos) and it was like I realized I was a mom! I’ve been a mom for almost 26 years but where has all the time gone?


  10. This is so very true Colleen 😀


  11. Gibber says:

    And missing the now in the process. Too much time. 🙂


  12. mewhoami says:

    We waste a lot of time by not living in the present.


  13. dogear6 says:

    My husband and I have struggled with this in the past. It’s a story in the Bible too – when the Israelites would speak against God that they had it better in Eygpt where they had their pots of meat (never mind the slavery!). We worked hard at not looking back with regrets and it’s gotten easier with time. But it’s easy to wallow in it.



  14. reocochran says:

    Excellent reminder, Colleen. Be in the moment now, not regretting later.


  15. markbialczak says:

    Yes, it’s a wonder we can move our necks at all, MBC. Ouch. Ouch. Ouch.


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