Does writing make you happy?
It does for me, and perhaps even more so than usual this time of year. I think it’s because this is when I get to take writing outside.
There’s an incredible sensory pleasure in sitting outdoors to write. I have a Sky Chair hanging from one of the fruit trees in our back yard, where there’s just enough dappled shade to see an iPad and just enough sun breaking through the new green leaves to shine warm on my skin. A cool breeze spins the chair slowly. As I write, the scritch of my pen on the page is accompanied by birdsong and the laughter of kids playing at the park down the street.
The sun’s warmth lures me into that waking-dream state so perfect for writing, and although it doesn’t seem that I’d be most productive reclined and sleepy and soaking in the moment, when I get up from my writing seat, I always seem to have pages filled with ideas and scribblings.
This is when I think my life is the most wonderful thing ever.
Don’t get me wrong. My life isn’t actually perfect—but isn’t that all the more reason to seize those moments of bliss when they do appear? Take a moment today to notice what inspires and uplifts you!
What about you? Does a productive hour of writing make you happy? Do you have a place that inspires your creativity and unleashes your written words? Please share in the comments—I love to hear from you!