Interstitial moments are:
- waits at airport gates
- Uber rides
- taxi rides
- time in the waiting room at a doctor’s office or barber shop
- i.e., those slices of time that happen between scheduled events or during transitions / pauses.
Lately, I’m hearing more and more people talk about how they (or we can) use interstitial moments to consume programming or education . . . or to practice mindfulness or some other creative act. I’m not suggesting that any of those choices are good or bad, but I do intend to start noticing the interstitial moments in my life and to see how I naturally fill them. If I’m being honest, I think I’m in one right now. Maybe you are, too.
Or maybe this would be better classified as interstitial space?