I’m fairly certain that at some point in the last year I covered the many reasons as to why everyone should carry a little notepad/book on them at all times. Feel free to go back and reread. However, I have forgotten to take my own advise.
Somewhere along the line during the last few weeks I had lost my little flip notebook. I didn’t find it to be a big deal at the time and it didn’t really matter until today. I wrote myself a list of things I needed to accomplish after I left work and left the damn list at work. I was able to remember most of it, but I’m sure once I get ahold of it tomorrow I’m going to kick myself for not accomplishing something semi-important this evening.
Not having the notebook has also stymied my writing….a lot. I used to write down at least 3 ideas a day in it. Mostly to cross two of them out later, but I literally lost my muse. My date book has tons of sticky notes in with things I wrote down, but it just isn’t the same. Starting tomorrow a new notebook will be accompanying me daily again. Hopefully get this show back on the road.
One of the biggest problems I have when it comes to writing a BLOG is choosing an idea. In a given day I probably write down 2 or 3 things and think of 4 or 5 more and dismiss them for one reason or another. The problem with the 2 or 3 that I do write down is that I’m only going to use one of them in a day and try and save the other 1 or 2 so I have something to talk about down the road.
In most instances it works out, the idea gets used, and everyone gets some info and/or entertainment from my ranting’s. Other times I look at something I wrote down and have zero recall on any part of the thought pattern I was having at the time of the idea and thus it becomes a dead idea. Some exampled include, “Horsey Sauce”, “First Job”, and “Shopping”. Now that’s not to say that won’t resurface again down the line or be included into another BLOG but for the time being they are DOA.
There are ideas I will sit on for a good measure of time because it doesn’t make sense to talk about it in the immediate moment. Mostly to do with the time of year and when events occur.
The struggle is real people. Carry on.