Stream of Consciousness

“There’s a fine line between a stream of consciousness and a babbling brook to nowhere.” – Dan Harmon

Sometimes it’s a good idea to sit down and just write. Sometimes we just need to get things off our minds and the best way to do that is to get the words that are overcrowding our head out.

So what’s on my mind right now? I’ve got plenty of thoughts bouncing around in my head and it hasn’t seemed to stop for a while. I’m worried about so many little things, so many big things, and things that probably won’t ever affect me.

Work. Jobs are stressful. I don’t think I’ve ever worked a job where I wasn’t stressed for one moment. I like my job and what I do, but that doesn’t mean it’s easy. The stresses of day-to-day life coupled with work stress are not enjoyable when it all starts piling up fast.

School. I graduated so I should stop stressing, but I’ve decided to get my Master’s degree. Two more years of school stress is going to continue. Waiting for my school to receive all the necessary documents and paperwork is such a small issue, but it’s taking up a lot of space in my head. There isn’t much I can do except wait, and I guess I’ll have to find a way to be patient.

Friends. I never really see much of my friends anymore. We’re all busy and have our own lives, and most of us live in different places. It’s hard to coordinate with such busy schedules on both ends, and sometimes it can feel lonely.

Family. When is there a moment when there isn’t family drama? No family is perfect, but sometimes it becomes too much to deal with, especially when I’m dealing with plenty of other things.

All of this is not a babbling brook to nowhere. I know that all these things are causing me stress and I need to find a way to lessen their burden and just breathe. The things that are on my mind are constantly floating around and until I let them out they aren’t going anywhere.

Sometimes all we need to do is write. Then we’ll realize that we aren’t just babbling and complaining. We’ll realize that there are things we need to resolve.

*Photo taken in Malibu, California


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