Stephanie's Blog


I wrote this blog in the shower

It was wonderful, and I had the entire blog article well thought out including title title, links, images ...and it flowed.

But something happened.

On my way into work today I made some stops. First stop, daycare. Second stop, preschool. Then something distracted me and I found myself deeply into a parenting magazine left for me in my daughter's cubby. Very quickly, everything I had held in my mind was lifted away. In a way it felt good. I had a feeling, for a moment, of  not having any responsibilities. Nothing nagging at me, weighing on me. Nothing I had to do...but then as I began searching in my mind for that wonderful blog idea, I couldn't retrieve it.

As I sit here this morning, I'm having a tip of the tongue experience. Something will have to trigger it back. Next time I'll make some notes.

Writing a good blog takes emotion, passion, and a great story

I had it, trust me. It began last night while I was sleeping and I put together thoughts from events that had occured during the past few days. There is so much on my mind these days, graduating from Antioch University, an upcoming closing, several buyers quite active in the market, some short sale challenges and my family.

When it comes back to me, I'll be sure to post. Enjoy the day - maybe I should enjoy this carefree moment too.


Comment balloon 8 commentsStephanie Jacques • April 29 2009 08:21AM


Hi Stephanie:  This happens to me all the time.  A great idea "flashes" in my brain at the most inopportune time, before I'm able to stop and jot it down.  Then, when I try to mentally retrieve it, I can't.  Very frustrating.

Posted by Tom Boos, Providing the very best of service to Sellers and (Sine & Monaghan Realtors, Real Living) over 11 years ago

... i have this phenomenon at night.... and that's why I keep a notepad by the bed. 'cause by morning, that great idea... has skipped town.

Posted by Alan May, There's no place like home. (Jameson Sotheby's International Realty) over 11 years ago

I too do that.  Life is so busy and my brain is tired and getting older. :)

Posted by Tammy Lankford,, Broker GA Lake Sinclair/Eatonton/Milledgeville (Lane Realty Eatonton, GA Lake Sinclair, Milledgeville, 706-485-9668) over 11 years ago

Stephanie, just jump back in the shower and it may come back to you. Very often when that happens to me, I try to go back to the same place or the same activity that I was doing when I had that special idea or thought. It usually works:)

Posted by Joanna Szwyd (StoneHouse Properties) over 11 years ago

Best time for ideas is as soon as you wake up. . I try to make a movie (mentally) for my whole day. .leads, blog ideas, who to call, new marketing ideas. . you brain is at it's full potential as soon as you wake up and you are still in bed.. . you will not get any smarter during the day. . make a movie for your day and put a couple love sins in there. .it makes for an interesting day. . just a suggestion.

Posted by Fernando Herboso - Broker for Maxus Realty Group, 301-246-0001 Serving Maryland, DC and Northern VA (Maxus Realty Group - Broker 301-246-0001) over 11 years ago

I keep a notepad with me at all times now...seems like I get my best ideas when driving and listening to music.

Posted by Stuart Dobson ( over 11 years ago

Thanks for your ideas. Esp the love sins movie, Fernando! My husband will appreciate your efforts here.

I'll keep that notebook, meanwhile, I'm going to think about jumping into that shower right now...maybe it'll come back:)

Posted by Stephanie Jacques, Stephanie Jacques Kleine (Better Homes and Gardens The Masiello Group) over 11 years ago

That's what is so amazing about the human mind, thoughts happen anywhere and at anytime.

Posted by Goodbye Active Rain, Out of Real Estate over 11 years ago

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