Noodle around: Informal. to play, experiment, or improvise.
I’m supposed to be working on the topics I mentioned to you recently. You would think that I’d make a quick start especially after some of you very sweetly responded with your choices. But no…what did I do instead? This:
As you can see, I took the fourteen topics and worked them into a Wordle! I love ‘wandering off’ on the internet and through a series of clicks and links lose myself in the Web and find lots of thought-provoking online material. Just this morning, a ‘techie’ friend of mine, Ruben, gave me a link and I took a small ‘walk on the internet’.
In the past I would feel guilty about this ‘waste’ of time. Not any more. I’ve realized that by doing this from time to time, I actually feel challenged and it makes me more creative. I thought I was crazy, until I read some material that substantiates what I felt. And I have the perfect quote to go with this finding.
So you see, imagination needs noodling – long, inefficient, happy idling, dawdling and puttering. ~ Brenda Ueland
So now I’m free to ‘roam’ and imagine and noodle around. Try it and let me know if it works for you!.
A lover of words. A self-acceptance blogger. A blogging coach. A book reviewer. A woman happily journeying through midlife, moving from self-improvement to self-acceptance and enjoying being herself.
Corinne writes at Everyday Gyaan, reviews fiction at CorinneRodrigues.com and encourages writers and bloggers at Write Tribe and offers offline coaching to writers and bloggers at The Frangipani Creative, located in Secunderabad, India.