Do you ever do things in the middle of the night that make absolutely no sense?
Sometimes in the middle of the day an idea will come to me about something I should write. I try to jot these ideas down as they come so I can hash them out later when I have time. Some of the best ideas have come to me in a dream or in the middle of the night when I wake up in a cold sweat because THE IRONMAN IS APPROACHING.
Last week I woke up with an idea. It was not one of the good ones. It was one that didn't make any sense whatsoever. But apparently I thought it was a good enough of an idea to go to great efforts to preserve it and see it through.
It occurred to me, in my half-asleep state, that when one tries to close a Word document without saving the changes, Word pops open a message that asks, "Do you want to save the changes you made to [document name]?"
And I suddenly realized that if I named this document "Your Life," Word would ask me this:
The thought seemed SO profound. Profound enough that in the middle of the night I got up, turned on my computer, opened a Word document, named it "Your LIFE," attempted to close it, and then took a picture with my phone. Not even a straight picture.
Then I wrote on a piece of scratch paper: "Changes are yes accepted. Or no. Or you could cancel. Because you can always cancel the changes you made. Which is different than no. Does this make any sense? I think it does. I'll find out tomorrow."
And I remember climbing back into bed, very proud of myself for coming up with SUCH a great idea for SUCH an inspirational post.
Guys. I don't need to drink.
~It Just Gets Stranger