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Sometimes forgetfulness leads you to unexpected places….

…..the roof of your building….

…..the A train to Harlem

…….Oregon without an iPad…

…….meeting the love of your life….

……..reading an article that inspires you…

…….writing your blog post the night before publication…

……..sending an email, making a phone call to apologize…

………connecting with a stranger to ask for directions…

A few weeks ago my blog post promised a more detailed version of how I creatively conquered four challenging situations.

This week the topic is about how I creativity conquered forgetting my iPad before going to see my family for Christmas.

Of course, I already wrote a blog post all about this experience called Connect.  A blog post that has gotten a lot of views due to its mention on Dr. Kelly Flanagan’s blog post.

So there you go, that is how I creatively conquered that situation of not having my iPad.

Bones under the Christmas tree

Bones under the Christmas tree

But, I think there is more to be said about this experience and I think it comes back to forgetfulness. In this culture we tend to think of forgetfulness as funny and lame. A quick google search of, great stories of forgetfulness yielded this article, Senior Moments Aren’t Just For Seniors: 12 Hilarious Tales of Forgetfulness.

I am the type of person who lives most of my life up in my head (and a fabulous life it is!), but given the sheer volume of stuff going on in my head I find I am bound to be forgetful from time to time.  And maybe most people are like this….

To combat my forgetfulness and how much I hate forgetting something, I have become vastly organized.  I have even started to schedule just about every minute of my day and have massive to-dos lists that I constantly check.

Am I doing all the things I need to do to be successful?!

It seems like there is a constant battle being played out inside of me between organizing, forgetting and letting go and just being.  I seem to think that letting go and just being is a weakness, that relaxing and resting is not doing anything.

But it is doing something and it is extremely important.

When was the last time you just let everything go, and let all the weight fall from your shoulders?  I hope it was recently.

Let me know in the comments below.

Sending you much love, rest, relaxation and ease – may it carry you through the rest of your day, week, month, year and life. xoxo

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3 thoughts on “I forgot

    • Thank you for your comment. I really appreciate you taking the time to respond to my post! We really can do so much even if we feel like we are “forgetting” something. ❤

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