For someone that struggles to turn-off and relax, this quote hits close to home.
My mind is like a light bulb with a broken off-switch. Always on. Always thinking. Always processing. As a result, I'm an incessant list maker. Thoughts, ideas, worries, to-do's - they all continue to circle my mind until I write them down. Sometimes I wonder if I'm even capable of slowing down. I suppose a light bulb has to burn out eventually.... until you replace it with a new energy efficient one that promises to last 10-25 times longer. Great.
The constant fear of forgetting is at the fore-front of my mind. Stressful situations turn this fear into full blown anxiety. I just keep trying to remind myself, what consumes my mind, controls my life. I'm not interested in the career/life/corporate rat race. I don't want to be rich. I don't want to be famous. I don't want to work my life away. I want time, space, and fresh air. What consumes my mind, controls my life. It's okay to want something different than others. It's okay to be happy with a calm life.