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Creative Play Newsletter Vol. 2: Issue 10 – Time of One’s Own

Time of One’s Own

Virginia Woolf 1927

In 1929, Virginia Woolf published her essay A Room of One’s Own, in which she argues that for women to write, to exercise their creativity, they need a room of their own and financial support. For today’s women, a room of one’s own may seem like a luxury; what would really be needed is TIME of one’s own. So many of us are moving non-stop – working outside the home; working inside the home; taking care of families, both the younger generation and the older; and still doing so much of the other unpaid work on which our society depends through volunteering. Even when retirement removes outside work and the younger generation becomes grandchildren rather than children, time remains a precious commodity. Part of the benefit then of Creative Play™ is allocating just a little bit of time each day for one’s creativity, carving out some time of one’s own to allow creativity to flourish. You may not have a room of your own, but time of your own is a necessity and no home renovations are required to get it.

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