Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Location, Location, Location

As far back as I can remember, my best thinking/remembering/clarity-inducing/idea conceiving-moments have come when I am 1) in the shower; 2) drying my hair; and/or 3) driving my car. They all have one thing in common ... none are the most conducive to writing down those brilliant thoughts, ideas, and things to remember!

Why am I bringing this up?

Because today was one of those days when I remembered several things I still needed to do, thought of the perfect way to structure a sentence, and got a great gift idea ... each while doing one of the above. Of course, the moment I sit down at my desk in my office (which also multi-functions as a guestroom, place for all things related to management of the home, place-to-put-anything-without-a-designated-home, and general storage area), those great ideas seem to float into oblivion. Maybe it's the warmth of the shower and blow dryer or the combination of motion and music in the car that's driving the creativity ... or maybe, it's just time when I can't do anything else, so my thoughts start flowing naturally. Yes ... maybe that's it.

So ... do you have a place, or time of day, or activity that seems to spark those creative juices, brilliant thoughts, and moments of clarity?

If so ... I hope you have some time to go to that place today!

4 comments:

serenity said...

Looks like we have another similarity. For me it is the car. Always the car. I especially like a good hour or two on the road. Sometimes I get creative ideas about characters, songs, plots. But most often, it's just moments of clarity - I remember who I want to be and think about whether or not different aspects of my life, or different projects, are helping me get there. Today I desperately needed a moment like this, so into the car I went. I wasn't able to drive long enough, but it still felt good to take charge of at least a few moments in my day and give clarity the chance to shine through.

PJ Hoover said...

Yikes! I won't be going there today.
Maybe come Sunday I'll get to go to the place :)

Gottawrite Girl said...

Hey there, great blog!!! : )

Kelly Hoeckelberg-Young said...

Serenity! How amazing ... yet another similarity! Glad you got a moment like that yesterday.

PJ! OK ... so looking forward to Sunday! :-)

GWG - Thanks for stopping by!