“I don’t need to write it down. I’ll remember it.”
Last night, as I was drifting off to sleep, I had a fantastic idea for a post. It was so fantastic and obvious that I wondered why I hadn’t thought of it before now. I thought, “I should write this down,” but the idea was so obvious that I knew I’d remember it in the morning.
Right. You guessed it.
I suppose I could blame it on the fact that my mind is always so busy that it gets overcrowded with ideas, each new one forcing out an older one to make room in the limited brain space I’ve reserved for blog ideas, but the truth–as painful as it is to admit–is I’m getting old.
The idea for what you’re reading now came to me while I was fixing myself some breakfast. This time I didn’t say I won’t forget it, so instead I’m writing it between bites of egg and toast (now THERE’S an idea for a post: my omelet recipe!)
There’s really no excuse for not jotting down my ideas; I never go anywhere without my iPhone, and the last thing I do at night is plug it in to charge before setting it down on the nightstand…within arm’s reach, I might add.
My Advice to You, Gentle Reader
Is quite simple: when you have an idea, write it down! Somewhere, anywhere. Trust me on this: you won’t remember it later.