Nov 4, 2011

Can't Think

It's 1 am on a Friday, and I can't think.  I'm closing up a paper due tomorrow afternoon, and I can't seem to get there.  Now I know that I could just put it to bed for the night, and come back to it in the morning - I don't work tomorrow.  But, I can't seem to turn my brain off.  I feel like there's more to this paper, and I can't quite get to it.  Like an itch you're just not able to scratch.  And I keep thinking about creativity, and how I miss it right now while I'm in school.

Want to read a cool post on creativity?  Head over here for some interesting thoughts on creativity.  The author is a pretty cool banjo player too, so if you're into that check out some of his early posts to find some tunes.  Anyway, back to creativity.  I've let (willingly) school take up most of my creativity right now.  It doesn't often feel creative, but it does take most of my creative juice to keep up with the output required.  I'm doing well, and I'll be honest with you - that fact surprises the hell out of me every single time a paper comes back to me with an A.  Every time.  Will that wear off?  Will the fear of hitting the submit button on a paper wear off? 

I've caught the procrastination bug a bit this week and I'm trying to get rid of it.  And in perfect timing inspiration comes my way - this guy named Sam Spurlin that I follow on Facebook posts a link to an article that he falls back on when he's procrastinating.  And it's sage advice in my opinion - so take another minute to check that out, OK?  The link is to an article at 43 Folders, and I think you'll enjoy it.  The link is here.   And really it tells you that the number one rule is to care.  It tells you more than that really but that's the takeaway for me.  Mmm-kay? 

In other news I'm continuing on my quest to pare down my Google Reader subscriptions.  And I've finally taken off the facebook apps that allow me to waste hours playing really dumb games.  Because they do appeal to part of my brain, but really I need that part for other things.  In the next few weeks I plan to revisit my list of 34 Things. To be honest it has been far too long since I've reviewed the list.  Jane at The Borrowed Abode goes over her progress on her 33 list (young'un!)  in a post she put up this week.  And man she's done well!  In other words, I need to take stock.  After all I have about a month and a half until I'm at the halfway mark for the year.

What are you thinking about right now?  Have you taken stock lately?  Are you feeling creative, worn out, or just flat out frustrated? I'm curious - let me know.  And let me know if think links I dropped were of value.  Have a great week!


dancing_lemur said...

I spent this year intending to do a list like your 34 things, but never got around to it. Fail. Maybe this year?

dancing_lemur said...

I spent this year intending to do a list like your 34 things, but never got around to it. Fail. Maybe this year?

Jessica said...

Hmmm, it's still within a month of your b-day and I think it took me a few weeks to come up with my list - totally think you should go for it. I like having it there to be honest. What will you put on it?


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