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Five Minute Friday: Breathe

This week the topic for the Five Minute Friday link-up post is Breathe. What is a link-up? Essentially a link-up is when you join other bloggers and write on a similar topic. You share your blog posts with one another and begin conversations via a host site. You can head over to Kate Motaung’s page to check out other entries from inspired bloggers. Here’s my five minutes of uninterrupted, unedited writing on this week’s topic:

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So much has happened this week.

Work, classes, meetings, church groups, basketball games, and baby showers. I am so thankful that my body controls the whole breathing thing on its own, because left up to me I wouldn’t have time to pause to take in breaths. My head was spinning all week with what was coming up next. I was running like a crazy person preparing for the next event on the agenda. All the while neglecting to just sit and focus on me.

As a writer I get energy from sitting down and playing with words. It’s really hard to explain, but the same way some people need their television time each day to unwind I need some time to sit and get my thoughts all out.

It didn’t happen too much this week. I was so distracted with everything else going on that I neglected something that is so naturally a part of me.

I’m taking some time this weekend to breathe.

It started with a date night with my husband last night. Instead of packing our night full we took our time at our favorite pizza spot then ventured to a brand new independent bookshop in Bexley. From there we grabbed coffee and headed home. We both needed the time to slow down and enjoy some of our favorite things. There was no agenda. There were no grand plans.

We hopped in the car and let the date night make itself out of what we needed most. He had been craving pizza since my gluten free diet has been so restrictive. I had been craving a chance to investigate good writing. I’ve had little time to write lately and even less time to read.

As I woke up today I feel rejuvenated. I needed that breath last night. It’s been a while since we took some time to slow down together.

The Ameri Brit Mom

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