Sometimes I think I'd like to just pop into someone else's head, just for a moment, to see if it sounds any different from how it sounds in my head.
Like, does everyone have a million things spinning in their brain most of the time? Or is that just me?
I didn't always wonder about this, but the other day, Jay and I were (video) chatting, and he asked me what I was thinking.
I told him the first five things that popped into my head, really surface level thoughts... "I wish I hadn't eaten that last orange candy because I have none left. Where did my other black sock go anyway? I'm not sure about such and such at work. I wonder when Steve will email me back. I'm glad it was sunny today." and then I stopped.
I didn't even get into the bigger, deeper thoughts, the where is this relationship going to go, where is my life going to go, I hope my parents are ok, what will I do when they're gone, I bet I'll miss them a lot, kind of thoughts.
And even just telling him those few thoughts I had, maybe not quite half of the ones spinning in my brain at that moment, he seemed taken aback.
"Woah. That's a lot."
Which made me pause.
"Why, what are you thinking?"
Man. If that's how some people go through the day? Having moments of thinking pretty much nothing? Does that make me .... really weird?
So now I just want a few moments inside someone else's brain to see if I'm the rule or the exception.