Drive: Five Minute Friday

Today I am joining the positive writing community over at Five Minute Friday for their weekly link-up. Each week we gather to write on a common theme. This week our theme is Drive.

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I am not a big water drinker.

One thing that holds me back when I am trying to get in shape is my lack of water consumption. It isn’t that I dislike water, rather it is the volume of water that my body needs to replenish after a workout that I struggle to get down. A sip here and there and a glass with a meal, but beyond that–I am pretty terrible at water consumption.

While I was in England last month I really felt the effects of dehydration which is why I decided when I got home I would DO BETTER. I ordered a HydroJug online and began to make it a daily goal to finish the amount in the jug.

I can’t say that I hit my goal immediately–it was a BIG difference in volume to what I had been drinking. However, I was driven to make strides and I am now able to finish my recommended amount of water daily thanks to the HydroJug.

Some things I love about my new HydroJug:

1. I don’t have to refill throughout the day

2. With the sleeve, it is easier to carry and as the day goes on it gets lighter

3. It is easy to clean

4. The mouth is wide if you want to drink from it OR you can use their bendy straw that fits nicely into the wide mouth and tucks in under the lid

5. HydroJugs come in cute colors and the sleeve designs are adorable as well

So much of our health relies on proper hydration which is why it is important that we all make a conscious effort to drink more water. As a teacher it is easy for me to forget to take care of myself during the school day, but as I look toward the school year on the horizon I am excited to bring my HydroJug along with me each day to help refuel.

It’s the dog days of summer so make sure you are hydrating! Stay driven!

The Ameri Brit Mom


Wishing I Was at Niagara Falls

Welcome to my very own Creative Writing Month where each day of the month I am focusing on a topic and spending fifteen minutes reflecting and writing as inspired by the topic. For more information about why and how check out my post, Writing Down the Bones.

Today’s topic: Write about one of your favorite locations giving life to lifeless objects.

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Niagara Falls

The stampede picked up momentum. Each droplet raced blindly toward the cliff. Bumping and absorbing the others around it.

“Where are we headed? Why are we moving so quickly?” Misty thought to herself as she was becoming lost in the race.

For miles she had floated comfortably, at times risking stagnation. She had wound her way through rivers and streams before dumping into Lake Ontario. Her short lived water cycle had nearly run its course. She was on her way to cross over to the next life. Things had moved rather quickly since she found herself in a small stream after a dreadful storm last week.

She remembered nothing of her life before the storm.

Misty and the crowd of droplets that surrounded her were within vision of the drop-off point. So many others had dreamed of this view and opportunity.

The undertow had taken hold of her. It dragged her toward the plummet that was now only feet away. Misty contemplated fighting until the last second, but instead decided to allow the natural pull of tides draw her into demise.

In the last moments of her life as a water droplet she accomplished one of the greatest achievements of a member of her race. Upon impact on the falls below Misty lived up to her name and became a part of the wall of mist which shields the lake below. In this final act of courage Misty crossed over to an evaporated soul.