There are times when I feel absolutely uninspired. Nothing comes to me to write about. Those are the times I really struggle to crank out something thoughtful or amusing. But usually something comes to me. But today while I was sitting out on the deck on a hot sunny February morning, I was overcome by a brainstorm of ideas. So many, I had to make a list. And now, this evening, I can't seem to land on just one. So I thought it might be fun to do a coming attractions blog so that you, dear readers, might say, "Hey, weren't you gonna write a blog about...."
--About boredom and how it might just be your imagination calling you to come play. (Inspired by a quote from Reclaiming Conversation: the Power of Talk in a Digital Age by Sherry Terkel
--About what it means to spend time well. How do we measure it? Can have quantity and quality? Inspired by a TedTalk called Design for Time Well Spent given by Tristan Harris. Harris asks, "Distracted? What if technology was designed to help us spend our time well?"
--What is that little voice inside your head really trying to do? I've heard it called your conscience or your critic or a tape from your early life experiences. What if it were simply trying to keep you safe?
--A method I have found that helps keep me focussed on my intentional goals. (Not unlike writing these ideas down and sharing them with you).
--Letting go and moving on. Saying no and then....
--What is really meant by "hard work"? And why is it hard?
--Is there a difference between pretending and acting as if? Here is a blog I was reading about the subject: Transformation: Acting as If vs Pretending to Be Sydni Camillo. This is something I was thinking about as make some paradigm shifts.
---Words. Fascinating. When it began and how it has been a "thing" for me all my life starting when I was learning to write my letters and numbers in grade school.
--Living a guarded life, establishing boundaries and not getting so wrapped up in doing it that you lose focus on why.
--And the one I often wonder about: the secret life of dogs and cats. What are they thinking?
Now that's a list of things I want to talk about, blog about and explore. Oh, and one more thing that this particular exercise reminds me of: lists. I love to make lists and sometimes even keep them up to date. Now there's a blog just bubbling up waiting to be written!