The things I do when I should be writing

For most of us, making time to write will always be something of a struggle. With family, friends, and financial obligations all vying for our attention, it takes determination to put pen to paper.

This past week, I found myself with the time to write. But I did not write. Instead, I gave myself permission to make time for life. And this is what I did.

Shoveled dirt like a Duchess:

Constructed raised vegetable gardens with my husband:

Planted pine trees and pear trees:

Hung laundry on the clothesline:

Enjoyed fireworks from the front yard:

Watched movies, both equally strange but good:


But the best part? I SLEPT IN!



Filed under Blogging, Inspiration, Life and stuff

6 responses to “The things I do when I should be writing

  1. Taking time for life is so very important.

    After all, we cannot write if we haven’t lived…

    • bjas

      Thanks Julie, you are so right and this is a great reminder! In fact, I always feel more creative after episodes of putzing and hard work. Go figure.

  2. Trish Loye Elliott

    I agree with Julie above. You need to pay attention to life in order to write. (Fill the creative well and all that…) Glad you had a good week!

  3. Sharon

    Fantastic – garden looks wonderful and I bet that laundry smelled out of this world!

    • bjas

      Thanks Sharon! Laundry from the clothesline is the best scent EVER. Makes me feel like a kid again! I have recently discovered scented candles claiming to smell like “line-dried-clothes” …but it’s just not the same 🙂

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