You know that feeling when everything suddenly comes together? The moment I’m talking about proceeds weeks and possibly months or years of endless worrying. The type of worrying that springs up while you’re running on the treadmill, writing a term paper, or trying to boil water, and all of a sudden, you can’t stop wondering: Am I doing the right thing? What if this is a disastrous idea? Then you silence your mind because you have chosen instead of logic, you will follow your intuition. Yes, always intuition. If you haven’t figured me out yet, that’s the way I work – I follow the signs, I go where they lead. No pros and cons chart for this girl.
It’s tricky to determine all the things that could go right about a project, and so I usually just go straight ahead with any experiment that crosses my mind. This method has produced my best and my worst ideas. A classic example of how our greatest strength can be also be our greatest weakness, right?
Today, everything with my experiment went totally wrong and made me wish I had a boss that vetoed all my bad ideas. The flipside is that being left to my own devices usually makes for a pretty good story.
The oddball quirky story for today is that I had a not-so-brilliant-but-well-intentioned idea to make an ‘adults-only’ play zone at the park. I wasn’t intending to play in it or anything, but I thought the concept was pretty important, and might encourage people to be a little silly.
Anyway, I roped off an area between some trees with streamers, and then I blew up tons and tons of balloons to fill up the play zone. Bad idea, right? I guess I don’t have any experience with balloons, but it simply didn’t occur to me that they would blow like wild and be all over the streets within 2 minutes.
Oops! Drivers started honking and I was chasing down the balloons and I definitely made more people angry than happy.
My little brother called in the middle of the mayhem, and I explained the situation. He calmly told me that I should just fill the balloons with candy and hang them around for people that might need cheering.
Anyway, I went home and did exactly as my little brother instructed: