When I was a child, I loved to read in fun places. I read Pride and Prejudice while floating on a raft in the middle of the pond on my family’s dairy farm. I read Little Women while perched up high in an apple tree. I even loved to read while flip-flopped upside-down in a cozy recliner with my feet sticking high up in the air.
For the month of August on our blog, we’ll be sharing about where we are writing this summer during summer vacation. Just thinking about this prospect inspired me to be creative about where I write. Far too often, I write sitting in my computer chair staring at my computer screen. Not a very inspiring environment day after day after day!
So yesterday, my family took a little excursion in a paddle boat on a lake near my son’s house. I decided to have some fun and write while floating around in the beautiful calmness of a sunny summer’s day. We stopped in the middle of the lake and I dangled my feet over the side of the boat…and wrote.
Peaceful surroundings enveloped us as we floated in the stillness and calm. Water lapped softly against the side of our boat while a duck swam by. A cool breeze freshened our spirits and refreshed our souls as a welcome relief from the hot sunshine beaming down from a crystal blue sky. The crazy busyness of life faded away, and I enjoyed writing in my special journal I brought along just for this purpose.
I’m so thankful for the opportunity to have a change of scenery as I wrote. I plan to do it again…soon. Only next time, there’s a certain tree I’m thinking of that I’m sure has a low enough branch just perfect for climbing and sitting and…writing.
-contributed by Nancy I. Sanders