Late night road trips and learning to drink coffee in my Grandmother’s kitchen are a few of my favorite memories. I’m 49-years-old and I’m pretty sure there are a few trips during high school and college I’ve selectively forgotten to tell my folks about. It’s a damn good thing I learned to love coffee though—it’s kept me alert and safe on the road for a very long time. Grandma would be proud of that. She always was such a worrier.
An intense form of mental concentration or visualization that focuses the consciousness on a narrow subject.
I love getting hyperfocused creatively. This lets me rule out all of the other possibilities I get so distracted by all day every day. So right now—February of the year 2016 my focus is on the prairie. My ideas have a place to land and someone to explore them with. This collaborative project is in the conceptual stage, but there’s a guiding principle and that makes all the difference.
I highly recommend, if you haven’t already, to make some choices about where you want to spend your energy. I did an inventory and I realized that a few things on my list just had to go. There isn’t time for everything that interests me. I had to prioritize. It wasn’t easy, but taking a hard look at my list was pretty eye-opening.