Vacation brain is the worst. I feel like maybe I’ve some kind of brain injury that’s dulled my cognitive abilities. And I’m usually such a smart guy (sarcasm, of course).
Not that I’m necessarily unintelligent, but I found danger in believing in my own intelligence and I understand now how that assumption, that my intelligence would carry me through without doing the work, completely derailed my life for almost two decades.
So, I choose to start from the assumption that I know nothing, even about the things I do. The only thing I believe in is that I have the capacity to learn.
Target: 1000 words
Written: 2552 words, novella: The Mungk