I wrote a blog post about laundromats last night. If I hadn’t written lots of posts about apparently random things, I might be more concerned.
This blog has never been a single-topic affair. But it has ranged far afield into some pretty random topics over the past year:
- Wonder Woman
- TV talent shows
- Dad jokes
- Rotisserie chicken
- Scottish folk music
- Office design
- High school theatre
- Nuclear annihilation
- Bluegrass music
- Ice cream shops
I write about all these random things for two reasons. First, if I need a blog post topic, I’m a beggar and not a chooser. Secondly, and more importantly the little random things are worth noticing.
When I write about the random things, I connect them to the bigger things in life. And my brain as a result starts to see the meaningful patterns within more little things, creating a virtuous cycle. The little details and everyday occurrences become more significant, and I write about them.
As I continue to write about these random things in life, I hope you’ll start to see how they all make sense together. This blog is about nothing in particular, but it is in part about how – through perpetual apprenticeship – we can learn from just about anything.