It was just a little bit past midnight. I was settling in for the day, just about to squeeze as much sleep as I possibly could before my 4:30 AM alarm goes off. It almost always happens- random thoughts play around in your head as you try to doze off.
What-if’s and why-not’s and how-come’s and what-the’s.
And then it happens. A Eureka! moment.
Hey, that’s a really good idea, I thought to myself. I’ll dwell on it more tomorrow when I hit the crapper. I toss around a little bit, ready to get that much-needed sleep.
No, you gotta hear this one out, says a fragment of my personality. This one’s really good! Gotta write it down before you lose it.
OK. I reach out for my phone and type away at the keypad, trying desperately to form the idea into words, so I can get back to it some other time- like when I’ve already had some sleep!
No, not good enough, man, persists yet another voice in my skull. Get up. Do some research. Make plans. Now.
I half-stumble in the dark and fire up the PC, apparently whipped into action by some unusual sense of urgency. I go online, do a little bit of research, look up some facts, and after a few minutes- settle down with the kind of satisfaction that said, “Nice. This idea can really work out.”
The various personalities inside my head congratulate each other. Now, we have vision. A clarity of purpose.
And hopefully, we get to see this baby materialize in a few weeks. =)