Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Stepping Back

As I sit here at my office desk, staring at my math and mechanics homework, I can't help but think to myself, gee, I should really be doing that and not writing on my blog. It just seems to make more sense that way. But after careful consideration, I realize that at times you have to step back and take a breather. While it means your work does not get done, it does allow you to refocus your mind by clearing away all of the clutter that has been building up over the weeks. I have always found that, sometimes, the best way to solve a problem that you're stuck on, is to leave it alone for at least 10 minutes. This helps clear your mind of the path that you have convinced yourself works... but in the end doesn't. It seems, though, that if you do not step away, then you just keep trying the same process over and over with the same results (usually a deep sigh and a tossing of the pencil).

A great example of how stepping away is good for the mind, this past weekend I travelled to Oswego to visit my girlfriend for my birthday. As much as I was freaking out in my head about not studying for my test in mechanics I had on Monday, it was quite refreshing to be out shopping with her and to get to spend time with her relaxing. It was great, we went to all of our usual stops, Kohls, Walmart, Barnes and Noble, and the Great Northern Mall. We also got pizza at Enzo's which is by far the best and cheapest pizza in the world - one of the good things to come out of Oswego!

As I said, though, I visited for my birthday, so we celebrated with a dinner at Chili's (our usual restaurant, and she gave me lavish gifts. Now, by lavish I don't mean the most expensive in the world - I wouldn't want that stuff anyway - but she got me things that I've been wanting and needing: a thermos for coffee, socks, bed sheets, tons of candy, a lunch bag and slippers. May not sound interesting to the common person, but I'm thrilled with it all, especially the slippers and thermos! I like my feet warm (especially with the temperature of my apartment) and my coffee hot!

Anywho, I'm sure I have just a ton of stuff to write about and thoughts to express, but I don't care to spend that kind of time doing it right now... maybe later, or next week... or who knows when (probably whenever mechanics homework isn't that hard... so never?). And by the way, I have posted the answer to the Physics Question as a comment on that post. I should probably post another one!


Melanie said... were the one who kept threatening that you were doing work the whole time you were here. Then, you wouldn't do work... ;)

I'll try to get you more glamorous gifts for Christmas. How about a puggle in a little purse?

Greg said...

Haha, a football would be cheaper to punt...