White Space

Recently, I’ve been engaged with members of my PLN (Professional Learning Network) about white space. White space can be described as the focused time you create for yourself to slow down and reflect. Friends across the country have described that they create white space by sitting and listening to music, exploring their passion in the kitchen, enjoying art, unplugging and sightseeing, and spending time with family and friends. Does white space have to be you sitting in a soundless, sterile room getting in touch with your thoughts? I don’t think so. White space can be anything that connects you to yourself and connects you to others. Biking, running, reading, playing in the snow, all of those can be white space moments for you. I’m going to blog for 91 days this meteorological winter from December 1, 2015, to February 29, 2016, about white space. I’m doing this for my own benefit as well as to share and explore the white space concept with others. Recently, I read some articles about how Norwegians embrace winter and I attributed some of that enjoyment to embracing white space time. I’m taking on this challenge to help me reflect, learn about myself, learn from others, and embrace winter in new ways. Come along with me on this journey.

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3 thoughts on “White Space

  1. I am with you Mark! Yesterday I ran in the snow at the Richardson Nature Center ski area and channeled my inner white space of winter running! (They were making snow for the x country trails)

  2. Your definition of white space made me think. I believe my white space is reading picture books and creative writing. I have to work on the “quiet” and “alone” time. Something to work on this winter!

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