Monday, August 24, 2009

Extracurricular Activity and Creative Output

I've just realised that it's been a while (a long while) since anything has been posted on Modest Thought. The truth is, in the past few months, I have successively: been infuriated by my job, been infuriated by my boss, been lined up for a new job, decided to get a new job, not been offered a new job, had to deal with swine flu (everybody is fine), been lined up for a new job, decided to learn the clarinet, been interviewed for a new job, been offered a new job, been preparing for a new job, been preparing for leaving the old job, passed the theory part of my driving license (don't ask) and completed the reading of a book for the first time in years. This along with family trips and visits has had me rather... distracted.
Whilst the family thing is merely a distraction, everything else has required considerable focus and application which have effectively diverted my creative drive from the purposeless meanderings required to claim an entry in the Encyclopedia of Modest Thought. Whilst this has been an exciting period, it has not been prolific.
Without advocating boredom, a little routine stability may be required for a creative output. This brings us fittingly to the anticipated conclusion: extracurricular activities, as they reduce idle time, divert the fuel needed for creative output.