It is really useful when someone else will plainly state the simplest way to do a thing that should be simple. I can get too deep into my head sometimes. Lately I've been experiencing some hard-to-explain anxiety about pencils and pencil choice. I mentioned it fleetingly on episode 12. Today I shared this photo with the Erasable Podcast group and pleaded for someone to just tell me which pencil I should use next.
The responses were friendly and varied. As soon as I asked I realized it would be as hard to choose which person to listen to as it was to choose which pencil to use. But Thea Constantine chimed in with an answer that suggests she is probably the wisest monk: "From left to right."
It is embarassing to admit that this choice was causing me any stress -- but you should see me try to figure out what I'm going to have for lunch. Thea's four words took a weight off my shoulders. -Adam