Sometimes the sheer demands of daily living seem to rob us of the ability to play. – Dr. Stuart Brown, author of Play

In my fantasy life, I’m fun and playful.
Truth is, I don’t play. YOU play, I’ll cook. That way there’s food for you to eat when you’re done playing. But me? I don’t play. I am not competitive and I don’t care to be around people who are. I had to scratch “learning to play bridge” off my list after witnessing too many skirmishes at the senior citizens’ home over who played a card wrong. It was pretty scary.

Clearly, my definition of play was too narrow.

As the new year approached, play was not on my list of initiatives. All my goals were serious ones. But then, just before the end of December I caught wind of Writing Coach Ann Kroeker’s Play Project – 30 days of play, all different kinds of play.

It’s not time consuming. It doesn’t need to cost anything. And best of all, it’s not competitive (unless I want it to be).

So far, I’ve played with food, I’ve played with the dog, I’ve played with a writing idea, and today ….drum roll, please…..I’m going to play with my watercolors!

watercolor paints

First, I need to blow the dust off them…and me. 🙂
It’s not too late to join in the fun.

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If you enjoy podcasts, check out “Ann Kroeker Writing Coach.” All kinds of encouragement and tips for writers.
The update from #PlayProject’s first week contains all sorts of ideas, plus a pic from my kitchen play efforts!

About Marilyn

Reading, thinking, listening, writing and talking about faith, creativity, ESL for refugees, grief and finding the story in a story. Student of Spanish. Foe of procrastination. Cheez-it fan. People person with hermit tendencies or vice-versa. Thank you so much for reading.
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One Response to #PlayProject

  1. Belinda says:

    This so resonated! I make it very clear when Settlers of Catan come over with the family for dinner, that I am not going to be lured into the game! Lol! I will happily do the dishes and clean up (or cook, yes,) but playing a game is more like punishment than fun–unless it’s Scrabble, and I’m not even the best at that, even though it involves being creative with words. But reading your blog post on the topic was fun, so I’m counting that as play. 🙂

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