I find it precious to have entered this new phase in my life, where I have some time in my week without any plans, responsibilities or duties to tend to. After 20 years as a working mom, that kind of time has been rare for so long, that sometimes it's actually difficult to know what to "do" when I have it. But not to worry, I feel completely up to the challenge, and I am grateful to finally have some of this "free" time. So far I have been using it for my precious walks in nature, working out, having dinner with friends and reading interesting books like "Walking Each Other Home".
Now and then I even have tea with a piece of chocolate simply looking out the window. Now that's quite something, isn't it? To do nothing!
What I do find challenging, is to withstand the pressure from people around me who now think it's time for me to fill this newly acquired free time in a more productive way. This is how our society in general looks at it, free time is something to fill. And the truth is that very slowly I am doing some of that. The in-depth workshop I am about to offer this month is one of those projects that I needed more time to make a reality, but, I am still holding on for dear life to this unscheduled time that just recently became part of my life . Because I simply seem to have a deep visceral need for it,
and I have to respect this.
So if you at all find that this rings true to you, I hope that you will stand strong in yourself, to protect the precious time you have with no need to be doing anything in particular, but to be alive.
"Sometimes the most important thing to do is to do nothing."
And as someone wise said, it can take a long time to learn how to do nothing. I am happily learning this new skill!