Welcome to the launch of The Me Pledge.

I’m not really a fan of the term “me time”. I’m not exactly sure why, but it just irks me. However, I’m a big fan of people taking some time out of their busy lives to give themselves time to laugh, smile, relax, refocus, recharge and rest. A little bit of breathing space is fabulous. As we get older we often forget to inject any sillyness or recklessness into our day. That’s why I’ve decided to start The Me Pledge.

Every week I’ll set a task and if it rocks your boat then you can join in. I’d also love any suggestions for upcoming activities too.

This week’s is a simple one.

Grab a cuppa, head out into the garden alone with a sketchpad and draw something. Anything. Take as long or as little time as you need. While you are out there, find your inner quiet. Recline on a chair or lay on the grass. Stop and listen to the sounds of the birds, the wind or the rain, listen to the traffic passing by. Don’t be too fussed by the quality of your drawing, seriously I can’t draw for shit – here’s an example of my interpretation of a dolphin. I kid you not.

This is about the process, not the artistic quality! Before I had children I would sometimes spend time drawing or painting, now all I draw are cats and farm animals. Seriously, who has the time to luxuriate over such matters. Well, this week I’m going to find the time.

I will pop my picture on this post later in the week and share to my Bianca Wordley’s bigwords Facebook page and to my Twitter account @bigwordsblog with the hashtag #themedpledge and Instagram for everyone to see. You can do the same. I can’t wait to see what you draw!

I’d love for you to spread the word and if you haven’t already please click like on my FB Page or follow this blog or sign up to email updates or all of them if you like! That way I can see what you come up with and you’ll be sure to see my embarrassing drawing.

UPDATE. Here’s my drawing of lavender in the garden. I loved doing it. I realised I am not the best drawer and at times I wanted to scribble all over it. But hey, I gave it my best shot!

So, have you drawn anything yet?

It will make me so happy to know you’re taking some time out to rediscover a little of what makes you tick. I really think it’s vital you love yourself, to be able to give freely to the world. Enjoy!

See you next week,
bigwords xx