What do you do when you can't read, write or have much screen time? A good question! As many of you know, I have had a never-ending concussion that required me to take the last 6 weeks of school off. The concussion happened in February and I am still not 100 percent. I am much better, but for the last 6-12 weeks, I have done very little reading, writing, or screen time. (OR Blogging--Thank You, Mary Lee!) It is amazing how hard it is to rest your brain!
Over the last 6 weeks, I have been really, really good about brain rest. But it took me a while to figure out how to spend my days. I've been working on balance for the last few years but this "brain rest" really forced me to be creative with trying new hobbies and finding new ways to spend my time. I tried some crafts, tried some new recipes, tried to appreciate nature, etc. The above mosaic captures my weeks without reading or writing.
Life without reading, writing, TV, running, etc. has been a challenge and I am happy that it is not something I have to keep up forever. Over the last few weeks I've been able to do some light reading (lots of transitional series books and picture books that you'll hear about soon.) but even with that, I miss the days filled with hours and hours of reading.
So, I am finding new hobbies, but I have yet to find one that I love as much as reading!