Monday, July 25, 2011

Writing in the margins

I read a post by Kristi Holl today called "Overloaded Lives," and it reminded me of a comment by a friend. She said that when she had free time, she liked to just sit and think or dream. She almost seemed embarrassed to admit it. How sad that time to dream has been spurned to such an extent that it's something no one has time for.

Kristi went on further to talk about the importance of keeping our lives from getting away from us—to make sure that we preserve our margins. The margin is where we can dream.

This week, check out your own life. Do you have any margins? Have you overloaded your own life to such an extent that you no longer have quiet places to sit and dream?

Monday, July 11, 2011

Not-so-lazy summer days

Last week we were on vacation, and things were so hectic before and after it that I didn't post. (Hopefully a few of you were on vacation as well so that you didn't notice!) Anyway, I did a bunch of reading and journaling, took lots of photos, and did a little deep thinking about life and projects in general. I didn't solve any world problems, and I'm not sure how I'm going to keep up with my new art lesson gig in addition to what I already do once school starts, but I've got the rest of July to figure it all out.

In the mean time, I hope you all had a happy 4th of July, and that your summer is as glorious and golden as mine has been so far.

In the next few days I'll be posting an interview with the wonderful Paula Yoo, writer for PEOPLE magazine, TV writer and producer, and (last but not least) children's author. Check it out on my page later this week!

: ) Beth