A Willy-nilly Day

May 20 by

A Willy-nilly Day

There’s a soft rain falling.  I’m sitting at my desk with the window in front of me open.  Two cats are perched on the shelf in front of the open window that I put there specifically for them (but now tends to house stacks of papers and books).  They are tolerating each other well.   We’re all mesmerized by the sounds and the smells coming from the open window.  And comfortable just hanging out in the same room together.

It’s been that kind of day, though earlier it was sultry.  (Hot and moist in the south equals air that’s like breathing in liquid, and a stifling wet heat that sinks into your clothes and all the way to the skin.)  But today, I spent tooling around with a friend of mine.  We went to an expo, had a coke, and then got mani-pedis.  A nice easy day of hanging out and saying:

“What do you want to do?”

“I don’t know.  What do you want to do?”

In this push and pull world, we need days like I’ve had today.  To do nothing.  To have no agenda, no to-do list, no have-tos.  Just moving willy-nilly through the day doing whatever strikes our fancies.  It’s a destress, detox day where we remember how to be spontaneous and a little flighty.  The day is all about fun and relaxation.

My day just happened to work out that way because I’m typically willing to let the day take me where it will.  You may not have that kind of flexibility, and may need to schedule a day to be willy-nilly.  But, do schedule it.  It’s amazing how much good it can and will do for you.

Cathy Lynn

About Cathy Lynn

Cathy Lynn is an artist, writer, executive trainer, and the co-owner of Inkwell Basics. She has published two coloring books, Conscious Coloring and Carnal Coloring. She's currently working on a novel, and turning her farm into an event venue. She previously blogged at 3 Shared Paths, a personal growth blog that was read worldwide, and has been blogging for over 10 years. She lives somewhere between the city and the country with her three cats, Sebastian, Miss Kitty, and Ella.

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