Being someone whose mind is generally bubbling and whirring every waking hour, it’s always made sense to have some kind of project to set it to work on.
I’m all for some freestyle daydreaming, but this can too easily drift into worry and anxiety, if one’s mind doesn’t have some kind of positive direction or focus.
Recently, I realised my main “project” to contemplate was the lenses I owned.
This manifested as me thinking about the lenses I have and love, those I have but either don’t use or don’t like, and those I might like to “complete” the collection.
Which gave me plenty to debate during the times my mind had nothing more intensive to concentrate on, and plenty of scope for dreaming and planning.
What this particularly project also led to was a bit of a spending spree on lenses I didn’t need.
The lens project has subdued now, aside from needing to sell a few, and the next project that’s materialised concerns our garden, front and back, and how we can get more from it, for our three kids.
My past intentions of vegetable patches, abundant floral borders and perhaps a pond (ambitious, given the very modest size of the garden!) have gradually given way to the low maintenance practicalities of a child-friendly space, plus as large a trampoline as possible for our middle child who’s shown great passion and considerable talent for the sport.
The next door but one neighbour’s recent exterior overhaul involving extensive paving and astroturf (they have young kids too) suddenly seems terribly sensible and practical.
But I digress.
Since pondering these garden options though, my thoughts about lenses have dissipated hugely, as has my eBay viewing and purchasing.
My mind has moved on to another project, as no doubt it will again in due course.
How about you? Are you a constant thinker, and if so what do you like to think about?
Do you have projects you set your mind to work on – consciously and subconsciously?
And how much do you think about cameras and photography, when you aren’t actually out using them?
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