As I stood on the side of the road this weekend next to my gas-challenged sedan, I thought to myself: Hm, I need to study up on ‘getting it together’ again.
A busy – and good! – week of meetings and events and, well, life had led me to completely neglect the gas tank on my car. So there I stood, completely stranded on a busy intersection, due to my inability to remember something as simple as a refueling.
The plight, I think, of many so-called “creative types” is that we’re really good at thinking up fluffy thoughts and ideas, but we forget about the day-to-day minutia of existing.
I spend hours working on a creative writing project or work-related task, and somehow never remember to pay my electricity bill on time.
So I’ve collected, for you dear reader, 5 different articles that have helped me focus my realm of thinking into the drab, necessary day-to-day activities that keep the basics of life afloat:
So there you go!
Now I’m off to go find my keys…