Towards the end of this past school year I chaperoned a field trip with my son Sean’s second grade class to the Museum of Science and Industry (MSI) here in Chicago. I was responsible for exploring MSI with a group of five students, including Sean.
I have always loved going to MSI and especially enjoy experiencing it through the perspective of grade school kids. Sean’s classmates and I had a lot of fun that day checking out various exhibits, learning about Science Storms, playing in The Idea Factory and even getting to make slime!
At some point during the day we were wandering through an exhibit when I saw this quote on the wall:
It really speaks to me, because as I recently shared here, one of my simple pleasures in life is taking long and hot showers. But what I didn’t say in that post is that I do some of my best thinking and musing while I am there under the water.
My showers aren’t so long because of my skin and hair care routines, though I do get clean while I am in there. They tend to go on for a while because it is “me time” where I can relax, clear my mind and process what is happening in my life.
My blog hop/writing exercise Time Warp Tuesdays was conceived during one of my showers last year, as have some other of my favorite blog post ideas.
Another reason I love the quote pictured above, is because it is not just about coming up with awesome ideas, it addresses what we do with them.
I pride myself on taking action and following through, after I get out and dry off, on many of the ideas that come to me while I am underwater.
Do you find yourself brainstorming while you are in the shower?
Have you ever come up with a really great idea that way?
Did you do something about it after you got out and dried off?