Sometimes I’m amazed how fluid my thoughts are for spontaneous ideas. Before the hostile takeover of my home/businesses, I woke up every day with some solution or new concept to implement in my wonderful work establishment. A year after my forced evacuation, finally gained the momentum to reconnect with the creative part of my mind. My brain was bombed with mind battering. I was chased on a dark side of life with little means to cross over. I work on activites to build what I call my “brain bridge.” My brain bridge connects me with the outside world, the community, my customers, my students, my creativity, sanity and safety — a part of my life as we know it — but most importantly — the new life we are building.
Here are the ways I build my brain bridge:
- Melodious themes of notes hummm through my head in the morning. I race to my workroom and press the point of my pencil to my manuscript paper before the moment ends. There may be about 10 potential compositions ready for developing when I’m ready to fully concentrate on that part of my brain bridge. Music is forever helpful in building the brain.
- Sense, observe, evaluate people, places, products, predicaments around me. I respond and write in blogs. My brain bridge is being built with woven words. You, the reader are part of the process. I’m not just writing to tap away at a keyboard. I’m writing to reach you — on the other side. Are you on the other side? Are you helping to build the bridge? Are you half way across waiting for me? Are you ahead of me?
- Drive and discover new communities. The roads around here are curvy, full of hills, mountains — and are so randomly marked, I can get lost from just turning any direction. There is certainly much to discover in the small towns. There is a river nearby and plenty of creeks — so I cross bridges regularly on my treks around towns.
- Learn to understand and speak Spanish. Right now I’m in the infant stages — understanding the words — just not ready to start full sentences. I use predominently audio cds. I listen and respond out loud —Level II — half way through.
- Study techniques to improve online visibility and sales. I study online because the hours for learning are best for my brain and my internal clock that operates on “second shift.” eCommerce is my “job” because there is a broader base for income – and my career with six income producing venues was bullied (the wimpy way to say abused and destroyed) away from me.
- Spend time with my cat, Carmel. He is precious, playful and gives me peace of mind.
Well, that’s the beginning of my brain bridge. There is more possible on the way to stabilize the structure. I will know about that when I get to the other side — and look back.