I recently saw the new Christopher Robin movie in the theatre with my husband and two of our best friends. I think it's safe to say that all four of us had a tough time keeping dry eyes throughout the film. Perhaps it was nostalgia, maybe it was the adorable behaviour of Pooh, it could also be that we recognized how much our generation struggles with nothing. It's not a word we are familiar with. Between careers/businesses we throw ourselves into, relationships we try to foster, and the ever consistent technology we surround ourselves with almost every minute of every day, doing nothing is a very rare thing for us.
I won't speak for the other three I watched this movie with, but for me, I think that was what hit me the hardest. We are living in a time where everything is accessible to us and we make everything accessible to everyone. Even by writing this, I'm inviting you into the something I'm trying to write about, which is actually supposed to be about NOTHING. Confused yet? Me too.
I'm realizing more and more how important it is to take a break from things - from my life, from my phone, from the TV. I'm realizing that sometimes I just need to do nothing. Cam, our dog Ralph, and I went for a hiking/fishing adventure a few days ago and I spent probably about a solid hour just staring at Cam fish (and also looking around for bears 'cause I do that). Being in this beautiful place, with my adorable dog, and my sweet husband, taking photos, having a picnic - I wouldn't say these things are nothing, but sometimes I felt like I was truly doing nothing and well... I suppose it led to the very best something - rest, connection and a sleepy dog.
Here are some photos to go along with my excessive thoughts about nothing!