My inner voice, the responsible, disciplined, professional voice, keeps saying, “You must blog. It’s been too long between posts.”
“Blog about what?” another voice in there says. I feel the pressure to blog regularly ever since I started this thing. But I also do not blog unless I have something to say.
So what am I doing between blog posts? Right now, I am reading and thinking. Like you, dear MWL reader, when I am working, there are so many demands on me that I often don’t have time to think, much less to read anything other than scholarly journals, textbooks, etc.
Now that I am on winter break between fall and spring semesters at Towson University, I love the freedom I have to read books for fun. And I love having the time to think.
Yes, just sit and think. When we are working, it seems like we do not have time to just think. We run from one task to the next with barely enough time to eat, much less to simply think.
To me, winter is a time for hibernation with the major activities being pleasure reading and thinking. It is life-affirming and rejuvenating.
Try it. I think you will like it.