Tuesday, May 24, 2022

Early Morning Mind-Swirl

 We call it the mind-swirl. The phenomenon of waking up at 3:30, or 4:45, or worst of all, 5 AM and thinking about all the things that need to be done in the coming days, weeks, months, years.

  • File that annual report and be sure to have the budget details nailed down, and justified.
  • Finish writing that book chapter
  • Re-write the entire lab-manual
  • Build a raised bed for vegetables
  • Pack for vacation
  • Make sure to enjoy your vacation
  • You're too heavy, do some serious cardio
  • Scroll on social media and see an article that says you can not just decide to be a different person
  • Contemplate if you should subscribe to the Atlantic
  • Find print copies of the New Yorker you have not read for months
  • Decide you should not subscribe to the Atlantic
  • Make sure to channel the loving spirit of your parents
  • Mourn the loss of the last few year's worth of joy due to the Pandemic
  • Realize the overwhelming joy you have experienced over the last few years despite the pandemic.
  • Be more charitable after reading an article about a meal shared between Jose Andres and Ron Howard in one of those neglected New Yorker magazines.
  • Log on to your computer to start working on that annual report.
  • Write a silly blog post on Tom Paine's Ghost instead
  • Are you sick?
  • Is it DayCare funk?
  • Yes.
And here I am back to writing terribly but doing it so I can cultivate the feeling of keystrokes in a dimly lit basement with the white of the computer screen lighting up the keyboard.

OK, I'd better go figure out how to use Microsoft Teams and R.



Iyaz Khan said...

Thanks for sharing this.

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