“I’ve got a lot on my mind”
This is something that I seem to be saying (either to others, or to myself) more and more lately. I usually use it as an excuse for forgetting something, or screwing something up. And it’s true, I do have a lot on my mind. Cleaning, home repairs, classes and activities for the kids, maintaining a healthy relationship with my wife, staying on top of things at work, pondering the nature of existence (and of course blogging. Can’t forget that)
So why in Hades would I want to take my only guaranteed quiet time and fill it with unimportant chatter and mindless noise? It may sound silly, but that is exactly what I do. I hop in the car, and before I’ve even started down the road I flip on the radio, preventing me from processing all those thoughts that have been bouncing around in my brain. And if I don’t like what I hear? I change the station. Again. And again. Till I find something tolerable. I have even caught myself listening to commercials. Why? What value does any of this add?
That is why I have decided to take a break from the radio for the month of march, and see if I can’t gets some thinking done. I’ll let you know how it works out.