One of my assignments for my current class was to come up with some sort of ACTION to do every day. This in turn leads to a REACTION. I also was to keep a daily journal about the experience. Well, since my day is pretty jammed packed as it is, this was a very difficult task for me. Since I work full time during the day, I’m pretty scheduled as it is. None the less, I decided I would most benefit from taking a daily walk. This is a luxury that I rarely allow myself, so, I thought at least this is something that I could really benefit from. I did really enjoy this task, and I only needed to commit to it for 2 weeks. I must say it was still really hard for me to find time each day to go for a walk, especially since I have so few extra daytime hours, but some how I seemed to make it happen. Whenever I had a jammed packed day of other things, I would take my walk during my 15 minute break at work, and then write about it later. This wasn’t ideal, but was what I had to do. This is what my reaction was:
- My walks forced me to take note of what was going on around me, and made me think about my place in this world.
- They gave me time to contemplate my dreams and goals.
- Sometimes I found myself thinking about my artwork and what I needed to do next.
- Writing right after the walk allowed me to either remember my thoughts and also let go of the thoughts that clutter my head.
Even though I probably won’t continue this action of walking every day, I do think I will try to go at least a few times a week. Now that the weather is so nice, I really crave to be outside. It’s really the perfect time of year to do this sort of thing.