Stay in Touch with Your Young Self

This month I’m participating in the A to Z Challenge, blogging every day of the month of April, except Sundays, on a topic from A to Z. I’m posting short-form topics meant to get you talking and sharing! Join the discussion in the comments.

I read an interview with writer Jude Higgins today on Damyanti Writes, who is also participating in the A to Z Challenge.

Jude was quoted as saying, “Writing is playing.”


YES! I thought. Or at least, it should be. This is the main thing I want to teach in the workshops I’m going to start doing once my book is out: how to approach your work as play. It’s a real skill that is easy to lose sight of as you go around adulting.

I’ve blogged before about a number of the ways I get in touch with my young self:

—barefoot running

—climbing trees

—clambering around on rocks

—dancing and listening to music


How do you remind yourself what it was like to be a kid? How do you stay in touch with your young self? How do you help yourself approach your work as play?


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