There’s lots going on in my life during this time, but these seven things are guaranteed to cross my mind every day.
1 - The Future.
I spend more time thinking about the future than I do the past. I like to vision real situations that I hope will happen. I like to imagine how certain conversations will go, or how I’ll feel in certain situations I anticipate will happen. (Pretty much watch “Anne With an E” and you’ll get a good understanding of what I mean here.)
2 - Friends/Family.
When it comes to my relationships with friends and family, I’ll spend lots of time determining where I’d like things to go next or how I can grow closer to them. With anyone in my life, I spend lots of time determining the best way to approach my relationship with them. I ask questions about how they function, and how I should react to their unique qualities.
3 - Music.
There’s usually a song stuck in my head. If not, I may be thinking about a riff I want to learn or some musician I want to be like. There’s almost always something music related in my mind.
4 - Praxis.
My progress, my plans, and tasks. I love Praxis, and it’s on my mind a lot. I spend a majority of my time preparing for my apprenticeship, so it’s definitely present on my mind, but aside from my own personal goals I also greatly appreciate the community. When you’re truly grateful for something, it’s hard to get it off of your mind.
5 - God.
Lately, I’ve had lots of mixed emotions when it comes to my faith. There’s so much that doesn’t make sense to me, there’s so much I want to know and don’t understand, but I think about God every day. I’m not trying to sound “religious” or anything, but there’s so many questions that I have that I’m trying to work through, yet, “working” through those questions may not be the best response. Either way, I’m not giving up on my faith, I just feel as though I’ve grown distant and lost my passion.
6 - Details.
Anything that catches my eye will be questioned and critiqued - especially pieces of artwork. As my journey progresses as an artist, I often ask questions like “What would I do different?” or “What was the artist’s intention behind this detail?”. Things like patterns, shapes, and colors always stand out to me and I always spend time thinking about them when it seems interesting.
7 - Ideas.
Lots of different kinds of ideas come to mind everyday (I consider jokes to be ideas, I consider art an idea, etc.) but I believe it comes from my questioning personality. For years I’ve hated weekends because those are the days people want to sit around and do nothing. The days I sit around and do “nothing” are days where I do less thinking, and I can’t stand how that feels. I always try to keep my mind busy, because I hate when I don’t have ideas.