I am going on sabbatical this summer for 6 weeks to work on some book projects. One of my goals is to find my mind again. I have clearly lost it.
For instance, today I go to the gym, but don’t stop to have my card scanned at the front, which is really, really hard to do because the desk is huge and you have to go AROUND it to get to the locker room. The aerobics lady had to call after me all a few times to get me to even stop and turn around. I was clearly already in the zone.
Then, I stop by 7-11 after the gym to get a diet coke (which I really shouldn’t be doing anyway). I go inside, get my cup of artificial-sweetener, pay for it and then I can’t find my keys. They aren’t on the counter, they aren’t by the drinks and they aren’t in my purse. Where can they be? I think, could I have left them in the car? So, I go outside to look. Not only did I leave my keys in my car, I left the car RUNNING. Thanks God I live in a small town where grand theft auto is the exception and not the rule.
I hear the Internet is ruining our brain. We don’t remember things anymore because we can Google anything in a second. So, why bother to try to recall anything from our heads? Given how much time I spend at a computer, I am beginning to believe it.