Ideas. They are strange, elusive things. They flash into you brain one moment and if you don't grab hold of them and turn them over and examine them, they'll "poof!" and vanish.
At least that's how it seems to me. Whether its an idea of what to fix for supper, a blog entry I'd like to do, someone to contact or to solve a problem. An idea not embraced is liable to flit off never to return.
Sometimes I have totally brilliant ideas and other times I have the half baked variety, that once you stop and inspect them you can see all the air holes, so you toss them out.
I am proud and happy to say that I am the type of person that once I leave work, well, I really leave work. I leave it there. I come home and I'm all about us, the house, myself ---anything but work. Yet, ideas for work, solutions to problems tend to just pop up in two distinct places.
One is on the drive in to or home from work. There I am, riding along on my 45 minute commute, listening to tunes or praying. And out of the blue an idea about work will come to me. And I'll try to distract myself from the song or pause my prayer long enough to hold that idea up to the light and see if it has any merit.
The other place I get ideas for work is sort of freaky. And solutions to problems I had with my computer at home have come to me the same way: I dream the answer! Whether God smiles down on me and says "You poor, ignorant child! Don't hurt your head, here's the answer." or whether it is my subconscious screaming at my conscious self "Hey you! It's plain as the nose on your face. Here's the answer. And pay attention!", I do not know.
I only know I am thankful and happy to have any and all help my poor 50 something brain can attain.
What about you? Have you ever dreamed a solution to a problem? Do you bring work home with you?