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Wednesday, February 15, 2012

In the Zone

I very easily get caught up in things. Movies, books, even things like sewing or drawing can pull me in so deep, into a place of complete concentration and attention, that it makes my senses become "blind." By this I mean, when I'm watching a film intently, you can speak directly to me, loudly, and I may not hear a word you say. Or, if I'm working on a craft, and really getting into it, I may not smell that delicious dinner you just pulled out of the oven not two feet from where I am sitting. Even when reading a good book which I can't seem to get enough of, I may not notice you sitting on the couch next to me, rubbing my shoulders.

This drives my husband up the wall. And understandably so. I would certainly be frustrated from this brick wall I call my spouse, who cannot see, hear, feel, or smell me at times.

Its almost as though I have the ability, nay the SUPER POWER, to block out the senses!

This can be a huge advantage if used properly. This means easy sleeping on any form of public transportation (buses, trains, cars, airplanes, etc). Also, I can easily block out the annoying music that is played over the loud speaker at work by merely paying attention to the task at hand. You can focus on someone or something so fully, that you are literally giving it 100% of yourself.

This can also be a huge disadvantage. When you're paying so much attention to something else to the point that your boss thinks you are ignoring them. You very quickly can get lost in a conversation if you focus too hard on anything around you. You may not realize the faces you are making while watching movies which range from mimicking the puckered lips at that sweet make up scene, scowling when you know someone will ruin something, or even looking petrified because of the awkwardness of a particular scene.

In any case, this is my one super power. Does anyone else feel this way? Or am I alone in the world with a major case of zoning in rather than out?

It kind of makes me feel like Mowgli from Jungle Book


  1. I'm not that way but my hubby is... and can I just say there are days when I want to start a support group "People with brick walls for spouses". Though I do envy his ability to stick to stuff without getting distracted.

  2. All I gotta say is, based on things I've been reading to get ready for labor, I think you have an awesome shot of being amazing at it! They always say you need to be able to "live in the moment" when you are in labor and kind of zone out in that way. In this way, Jon could actually be grateful for your superpower haha. Could make the experience more pleasant for him as well. :)

  3. Hahaha - Thats why Dad (Craig) liked to call you "Glue Head" even as you have matured sounds like you still have the talent to focus --- you are so terrific at everything I guess you had to have some challenges