I’m sure this happens to everyone–you are thinking about one thing, then you think of something relatively unrelated, which causes you to think of something else entirely un-related? Freud developed an evaluation methodology that tapped into this thought process. He called it ‘free association.’ The urban dictionary lists it as ‘domino thoughts’ or (my personal favorite) ‘mental Plinko.’ I love The Price is Right… anyway, back to my point.
I developed a process that I am going to try for my blog that incorporates solutions to many of the lessons learned by other bloggers into my mine, combined with my mental eclecticism. I will spare you the details here, but if you are interested, feel free to register and email me. We can discuss it. At any rate, I was mulling over my blog post for this week and it caused me, naturally, since I plan a majority of my blog posts, to think of this process. In thinking about the process, I thought about som… ok, you are smart people, you know where I’m headed with this.
What it boils down to is a random conversation I had with some college friends several years back about how cool it would be if everyone had a theme song.
You can picture it–you walk into work at the beginning of the day (fashionably late, of course, because you have style) and as you step through the doorway, Chariots of Fire starts playing–maybe the Top Gun theme… You could even have a work theme song and a party theme song. You know, daytime and nighttime themes.
You see it in all movies, whether you pay attention or not. Some theme songs have made significant impacts (e.g., Shaft, here). In fact, The Holiday (Cameron Diaz, et al., 2006) made an entire sub-plot out of it. Great movie, by the way.
So in keeping with my blog’s theme, I want you to do an exercise: think about your life as it stands at this very moment. What would your theme song be? Got it? What does it say about you? Is this the music or song that you actually want played when you enter the room? If not, think about what you want your theme song to be. What does that song say? Now, what do you need to do or change to match your theme song?
Feel free to post your thoughts (or even your theme songs) on this post. Have fun with it!
‘Shaft’ movie poster image retrieved from https://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Main/Shaft – This is a non-affiliated site. Image used under creative commons guidelines.