The brain research we report preaches it all the time: Use it or lose it.
Not only have I been absolutely bored lately, but I've been feeling dumb.
Like my once relatively sharp brain has turned to pudding.
See, I can't even come up with a creative or witty metaphor!
So yesterday I pulled into the place with the cure for stupid.
I visited my neighborhood library.
I admit it. I looked like a grandma. A crazy grandma.
I actually walked the library aisles audibly muttering: "Tracy, what's speaking to you right now? What do you need to read?"
I grabbed only the titles that made my heart flutter. Didn't want to overthink it.
Six books and two books-on-tape later, I drove straight home, showered, put on my PJ's, and spent the evening rebuilding my diminishing brain cells.
The library is serious brain crack.
For the first time in months, I woke up today early and energized.
I poured my first cup of coffee, went straight to the family room couch, and read some more.
Felt so alive to be learning something new, so awakened by fresh ideas, I darted off to Zumba class.
I swear, my stimulated brain is waking up the rest of me.
Better wrap this blog, as an utterly inspiring book-on-tape by Beth Moore awaits on my typically interminable commute home.
Honk if you see me smiling on 1-35!