My mind wants to busy itself, to get started on something new, to read something, to go run and look at things, to check on some temporary knowledge I forgot. I’m in my third week of “summer vacation” and my mind has finally quiet itself.
This period of quiet was difficult to handle at first. After a few weeks at home I’ve had time to do a dozen things that would have never been done if I weren’t actively keeping myself bored.
Read four books
Made good progress on Project: Interaction documentation
Went for a few bike rides, including to the “Great Hill” in Central Park
Cleaned out my old client files
Organized my kitchen
Cooked a real meal at least once a day
Had lunch with other young designers
Watched a movie at 9am
Cried at the end of a movie at 11am
Sketched and architected a new project idea
Finally called back all the people on my obligatory list
Listed my apartment on Airbnb
Watched a LOT of Olympic gymnastics videos on YouTube
Went to the beach
Went to a cheese tasting celebration
Drank cocktails and ate oysters
Took a yoga class
Updated my website
I still have not renewed my drivers license. It seems this is the last thing on any list, no matter how much time one has.
I’m starting a new job next week, so thankfully my brain will have something to entertain it again.