Do you think working will suck the creative juices out of my brain? I have had no particularly profound thoughts all week. With the initial adjustment period over my brain has moved into some sort of survival mode. I don't think about anything at work and I am too tired or busy to think of anything when I get home.
OK I have had a couple thoughts this week but nothing I have had time to really think about. Just things that pop into my head.
I guess that could be the topic of the day. Normally when a thought pops in my head, like maybe an idea we should buy a farm and become homesteaders, I will immediately change all plans to spend the next day or two researching and obsessing about the topic until I have either decided to do it or decided to abandon it. On Tuesday an idea popped into my head but it wasn't until last night that I was able to do anything about it. I told John about it and he thought the thought was valid but I couldn't pursue beyond that. And even still I didn't have time to be comprehensive last night so it will take time to made a decision about that thought.
So yesterday as I was mulling at work the fact that I could do nothing about this thought I wondered if maybe it would help stem some of my crazier thoughts. I mean when time is limited you can't go off on every wild goose chase. I will be forced in the years to come to really think through my impulses and assess what is a valid idea and what is not worth my time. That could be a good thing.
It is possible that not everything I did when I was at home was necessarily the best or mentally healthiest way to do things. Interesting.