My truth. My life.

My wish for me


“I want to do something splendid…something heroic or wonderful that won’t be forgotten after I’m dead. I don’t know what, but I’m on the watch for it and mean to astonish you all.”


This quote was chosen for Trifecta

This weekend we are venturing into uncharted territories once again.  This Trifextra isn’t so much a writing challenge; it’s more of a reading challenge.  We want you to scour through your favorite pieces of literature and give us the best 33 words you can find.
Some quick guidelines:

  • The writing you choose should not be your own.
  • The 33 words should be lifted directly from another source (i.e. don’t take 33 random words from Macbeth and shake them into a poem of your own (though that would be an awesome idea for another challenge) and don’t take a sentence from the beginning of a book and another from the end–keep the original order).
  • Credit your sources.
  • You can’t use the same 33 words as anyone else in the linkz. Skim through before posting your own.  You can use the same author and even the same title, just not the exact same words.

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77 thoughts on “My wish for me

  1. I love Little Women! And what a great choice for your excerpt! It’s a wonderful wish that I think many of us aspire to.

  2. You found the perfect quote!

  3. You saved me from the darkness and you’ve given 3 girls a role model. I’d say you’re two ahead of the little woman in that book.

    Good 33

  4. Little Women’s one of my favorites. Especially Jo. I always did like Jo. Great quote!

  5. My all-time favorite single book is Little Women, like Austen’s books, I read it every few years.

  6. Oh me too! I have this urge too.. have had it for a long time! I’m searching as I go, but stay tuned.. I am on your wave length here lil missy ❤ Jen

  7. Little women is one of my favorite stories. It’s such an amazing story with such heart.

  8. This is a charming quote. It reveals so much character and hope.

  9. Lovely and optimistic. Great quote. Great book.

  10. this is so great!

  11. another favorite of mine. Thanks for the memory, Deana.

  12. Another of my favorite stories, ever. What wonderful words you found for this challenge!

  13. That’s an awesome choice of words and would be my wish for myself too.

  14. What a great idea … I will get reading

  15. Little Women is such an evergreen favourite of mine! All the best for the challenge.


  16. Yes Yes Yes.

    Love the book. Love the quote.

  17. What a great quote–and an excellent personal motto!

  18. Draug419 on said:

    I feel this way all the time (: I want to DO something! Great choice!

  19. Great choice. Love “I don’t know what, but I’m on the watch for it”. I feel this way too.

  20. This is my favorite of all that I’ve read! Well done.

  21. Oh what a wonderful quote. I’m ashamed to admit I’ve never read Little Women. I’ll have to keep my eyes open for a copy now! 😀

  22. Little Women! One of my favorites growing up. What a perfect quote for you!

  23. great quote capture – have to love those Little Women. These thoughts are so good, I want to keep them & claim them for myself 😉

  24. Ah, classic!! Thanks for all of your support, Deana!

  25. I absolutely love this book. Trying to get my oldest daughter to read it now. Love what you chose from the book!

  26. That’s a great quote! 🙂

  27. The perfect quote from that book.

  28. I try to get at least a couple classics in every year – think I have put this off long enough?

  29. What a great quote–captures all those aspirations of greatness we feel in childhood, that sense of unlimited potential.

  30. I’m on the watch for it too 😀 excellent choice!

  31. How true-don’t we all feel that way?Love it Deana:-)

  32. I love the quote! Congrats on the win!

  33. Congratulations D well deserved 🙂

  34. mairzeebp on said:

    I LOVE this quote. LOVE it.

  35. I don’t think I ever read the book, but I watched the movie. Does that count? 🙂 I think I will put this in my read-list.

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