The things my mind cooks up when I’m trying to distract myself from politics …
One of my favorite activities, especially in winter, is knitting. In addition to getting a usable item out of it, knitting provides lots of time for thinking… and I do enjoy observing what comes up from the depths.
In the great Rush song “Time Stand Still”, the chorus went, “I’m not looking back, but I want to look around me now.” I’ve invested several months in looking back and looking around, with the goal of looking ahead with clearer purpose.
This story—much like how I became a psychologist—has its roots in my childhood. For as long as I can remember, I’ve adored exploring and playing with words.
I’ve finally gotten a handle on the frustration that’s been building within me regarding psychology as an academic field.