Sometimes I forget, especially while finishing up a large project, that I don’t operate well on fumes.
I need to get out, get inspired, start thinking about new things other than what the Internet brings me. This brain requires doses of serendipity, intersections, and randomness. These are hard to find near my desk. They are outside.
It being February, the month of staring out of doors and waiting for things to bloom, I think it’s important to remind myself that there is an outside.
Last week and this, brain-feeding took occasional precedence over work – lunches and dinners with friends, cooking new recipes, walks through local museums and parks, an upcoming concert, and surprise-geocaching. At some point this week or next, I’ll hop a local train and see where it takes me.
So, what do you do to feed your brain?