STRUGGLE BUS DRIVER: JORDAN
Stream of Consciousness
Have you ever been in a conversation where someone said something and it just kind of sparked this random thought train in your mind? You go around curves and bends of spontaneous words and random connections until you end up at a point where you regain the conversation and kind of have no idea how you got to that point? That my friends, is stream of consciousness. Throughout my life, I've found myself in situations where my stream of consciousness does not align with the individuals I'm interacting with and therefore confusion, hilarity, and just general awkwardness has ensued.
Recently, I've learned of a journaling technique where for a period of time you write down everything that comes to your mind. This provides a unique experience where you actually track your own stream of consciousness. I found this idea highly intriguing and what better place to experiment than on a platform where I already share my thoughts.
A few things before I start. Of course my typing speed cannot accurately keep up with my thoughts, but I will do my best! I will not be editing or censoring my thoughts so this is your fair warning that you may read something you didn't want to (if you are a grammar Nazi...you may just want to turn back now). Also, I do listen to music when I blog, so also forewarning that there may be a few random song lyrics thrown in there. I'm not sure the best way to record these thoughts, but I will try bullet points and see how ti goes. Ready for this ride? (I'm not sure I am!)
Okay reader, I'm back...that was quite an odd experience. I don't feel like I truly got out of that what I wanted to because I was having so many thoughts other than the ones that I was able to write down, but I don't type fast enough. I also feel like the rational part of my brain didn't always make this truly stream of consciousness because I had to select which thoughts to add (yet sometimes my fingers did just follow my immediate thoughts so some of the ones up there are truly just a reaction). Maybe This would be better if I recorded myself and just let the thoughts flow naturally. That way it is in real time and there is truly more genuine and in the moment.
I'm having mixed emotions about this experiment of mine. I hope that on some level you either enjoyed it or related to it. Thanks for participating and getting this far. I promise to be more structured next time. Make sure you go out and make someone smile today! With all the chaos with the elections I'm sure there are several people who need it! Until next time reader. :)
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A millennial with a need for an outlet. I write about whatever is inspiring me in the moment.