by Meredith Cole
I do not think a day has gone by when I haven't written something (even if it was just a to-do list or an email) or read something. Not having something to good to read has thrown me into a teensy bit of a panic before (What will I do if I have to stand in line? How will I manage to go to sleep?). Sadly I have managed to go many days without doing any productive writing. But I think I find this question intriguing because when I'm overly obsessed with word counts and/or my TBR pile, often what I really need is a break from the page.
Here are three things I would do on my wordless day:
Just added this fall: loads of perennials, more roses and a strawberry patch.
2) Spending time with a friend or family member
Too often I keep in touch via quick emails or texts or Facebook posts, and I forget to make the time to sit down and really talk to friends and family. I have friends spread all over the globe, but even for the ones close at hand we're always juggling busy schedules. It's such a different experience to speak face to face, and I always mean to do it more often...
I'm so much happier when my day includes a swim or a run, a dance or yoga class--or even just a walk. Without it, I feel so much less centered and content. I hate when work/writing/teaching, etc., makes it impossible for me to squeeze in some exercise, so I would use my time not reading a book to make sure I squeezed in a little more in my day.
So what would you do on your wordless day?