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Seeking the White Space of Life

White Space

It’s probably no surprise when I say that our blog, and Twitter account have been relatively quiet of late. Between moving into a new office, and a slew of new projects and proposals, we’ve barely had a chance to slow down, ponder, and drink in much of the outside world.

I speak for myself in saying this — that in the headlong rush towards the end of the year, I’ve barely been able to fit in daily tasks, much less the time to think deeply into open spaces. And I think my creative brain has suffered.

Sure, the analytical side of me has had a field day with proposals, strategic planning, organizing, and the like. But between this, and the demands of life (we are expecting our first child in March!) I haven’t been able to get enough white space.

It’s that white space that buffers, that allows the wandering mind to relax, unclench, and then meander through the vast storehouses of my subconscious. It’s the fun stuff, the joyous acts of creation, the hilarious whimsy that’s needed to refresh our creative parts, dare I say — even our deepest souls. That white space is so crucial in its many forms, the shower time where “next steps” and to-dos take a back seat to the aimless mind.

I need to clear off my plate, commit to ignoring the URGENT, and block out life’s steady thrum, in order to get some deep living in for the betterment of my creative heart and soul.

Even though I’m not a big believer in New Year’s resolutions (I think we can decide to change any day of the year), I’m publicly committing to something different in 2012, a renewed devotion to developing, nurturing, and creating more white space for myself.

Anyone else want to join me? (You just have to be really quiet.)

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4 Responses to “Seeking the White Space of Life”

  1. Emily says:

    I’ll join you in the quest for more white space!

  2. mattmaldre says:

    The white image in this blog post reminds me of the snow outside my window. I like the snow. The snow is quiet. And the snow makes time travel differently.

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