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!
6 responses to “The things I do when I should be writing”
Taking time for life is so very important.
After all, we cannot write if we haven’t lived…
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.
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!
Thanks Trish, yes, I so needed a week like this! Now, back to reality…
Fantastic – garden looks wonderful and I bet that laundry smelled out of this world!
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 🙂