Lost Epiphanies

I keep a notepad beside my bed. Often, I’ll wake up in the middle of the night with a blog idea or a brilliant realization, and I know I’ll forget it by the time the alarm goes off in the morning if I don’t write it down. I know this because it happens all the freakin’ time.

Just as with a brief period of bed wetting as a very small child, the inner dialogue goes something like this: “I really should wake up and… oh, screw it. I’m too tired.” I always regret that decision. There’s nothing worse than that feeling that there’s something amazing rattling around in my head that I just can’t seem to access.

Those moments of clarity, inspiration, and/or brilliance are so rare, at least for me, that they shouldn’t be squandered. How many epiphanies have I lost to sleep? For all I know, I’ve cured cancer or come up with a strategy for peace on earth, or plotted out a Pulitzer prize-winning book. But nooooo…

It kind of makes you wonder what the world would be like if all of us kept notepads beside our beds and actually used them consistently.

notepad

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