Today I was doing my normal COVID pre-work routine (coffee, stretch, cardio) and this random rhyme popped into my head. Not all at once though; it came in a few words at a time until I ended up with a little poem.
I kept saying this poem in my head, over and over—it wouldn’t leave me alone. It was so persistent I had to stop and write it down! The only thing I could find in the moment was my planner, so now there are a few lines of a poem randomly next to my to-do list for today. 🙂
Never in my life have I considered myself a poet, but that made me wonder: Is that what poets do all the time?
Are songwriters consumed by a melody?
Do colors blur the vision of the artist?
Will a dancer’s feet twitch with the steps?
Honestly, ya girl is NOT an innovator. Give me a list of tasks, I’ll do ‘em—well and ahead of schedule too! Ask me to come up with what tasks *should* be done…thanks, but no thanks.
That’s what fascinates me about humans and our brains! We all have different thought processes and desires and talents. I love learning about how people think. So I’ve got a call to action for y’all:
If you’re a creator, I’d love to hear more about your creative process. Please share in the comments!
Day 73: Throwing shade makes me happy. Two of my very best squirrel friends, Kathy and Julia, love RuPaul’s Drag Race as much as I do. We have a call every two weeks to throw shade on the current season (and also to catch up on life). Hearing their opinions on the queens and latest life updates makes me so happy.
Day 74: Using analogies makes me happy. As someone who teaches adults every day, I’ve come to realize that the adult brain learns a bit differently than the child brain does. So, I like to come up with fun analogies to help my trainees learn the new information. The analogy I used this time? Chip and Joanna Gaines from HGTV’s Fixer Upper. 🙂 A lot of my trainees said they had a “light bulb moment” after hearing that analogy, so I think I’ll keep using it!
Day 75: Being creative make me happy. Speaking of teaching adults, I wrote a haiku for my class because they were so awesome. They had great question and paid excellent attention during class, so I wrote them a quick poem to express my gratitude. They really liked it!
Day 76: Weddings make me happy. My boyfriend invited me to the wedding of one of his coworkers. It was beautiful! The weather was perfect for the outdoor ceremony, and the groom cried when the bride walked down the aisle (So sweet!). I had a great time meeting the groom, bride, and other folks my boyfriend works with–and the cake was delicious!
Day 77: Reliving my childhood makes me happy. I downloaded a bunch of sweet 90s music and it really took me back to “the good old days.” You know–the days when I got summers off and didn’t have to pay bills. Here’s one of the many songs I got–enjoy!
Day 78: Getting fit makes me happy. Today was my monthly weigh-in at the gym–and I lost 3.6 lbs! I’m really working on lowering the number of calories I eat and getting enough protein in my diet. Hopefully next month I’ll have even better progress!
Day 79: Getting rid of old stuff makes me happy. Today I sold Raven, my old car. It was a bittersweet moment–that car was my college graduation gift and saw me through my first apartment, a move to Madison, and six snowy Wisconsin winters. But now that I have Stella (peep this post to meet her) I couldn’t justify keeping Raven too. The money I got from selling Raven will go toward paying down my credit card. (Not a fun way to spend the cash, I know, but #adulting) I hope Raven’s new owners enjoy her as much as I did!