Full Of It

May 1, 2021 | Blog Beat

“Would you like some?” said Life the waiter. 

Yes. I thought. That’s why I’m here!  

But instead I said, “No thank you.”

“Are you sure?” said Life. “It’s a little tough. But full of flavor.” 

“Yes, I’m sure.” I said. “I’m too full.”

“Too full?” said Life.   

“Yes. I am full of excuses.” 

Life the waiter waited, still within my reach. 

“It looks delicious,” I said and meant it. My mouth starting to water. 

“If you try, you will feel better,” said Life.

“Excuses are so exhausting.” I said. 

“Is that so?” Life mumbled, mouth full of what it had to offer.   

“Ye-,” I said. Life wasn’t listening.  

“Please save some for me!” I said. 

“Would you like some?” Life the waiter asked again.

I pulled an empty bag from my purse and filled it to the top. 

“First, I have to try,” I said. Life winked and walked away. 

I started trying. As I tried, I dropped the weight of my excuses. 

Two-hundred words lighter, I opened the bag and took a bite out of life. It was still fresh.    

Originally from the east coast, Cha Cha lives in southern California with her fiance (he’s a plumber) and their bob-tailed cat, Copper Soup.

As a woman, Cha Cha spends her time writing, reading (though not as much as she wishes she did), watching Project Runway (way more than she wished she did—especially since the show ended in 2019), trying to exercise for at least 20 minutes a day (otherwise, she won’t leave the house because she works from home), learning how to manage her money, and talking to herself out loud.

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