The scary thing is… Even Annalie Killian can reach information saturation and sensory overload! Who would have thought that?
Maybe age is finally setting in, or maybe I am simply placing too high expectations on my ability to be “always on” – alert and productive for 18 HR shifts ( not that 18 hours of partying scares me!- it’s just this intoxicating intellectual juice that’s knocking me for a six! )
This trip is so full of ideas/ stimulation and creative triggers that in my “downtime”, I am feeling this hitherto unrecognised and unnamed need to sleep ( at worst) or veg out, not even checking or responding to my little dopamine rug, the uber-persistent Blackberry.
For a compulsively curious extreme extrovert, this is scary shit. Am I turning into my opposite in late life as some folks predict? Much as I wished to be “live-blogging” from the trenches, the combination of missing 5 hours of my life overnight due to some time -zone shift, coupled with waking up at sparrow’s f..t to make it to a breakfast meeting, has made all the difference.
The thing is: The mind needs it’s processing and synthesis time for clarity and Eureka! moments. Without processing time, everything just flow into each other in a muddy blur that cannot separate the gold. Maybe I’ll do a TED talk on that some day!
Sounds simple…..yes? Easy to do? I think not! Such is the stuff of contemplating how you spend your time!