To stray from my normal writing just a bit. I read an article months back about “flow experience” and it has stuck with me. I was reminded about it in my last lesson.
Here’s an article on flow experiences just for some background: here
For me, it’s hard to achieve this lately, no matter what I’m doing. I’m normally always thinking about my email or what’s next. I’m notorious for making To Do Lists, and I’m always trying to get them done.
But finally, with flying, I lose all that thinking about what’s to achieve next. In the air, I’m completely focused on flying. Maybe that’s why I love it so much now because it’s that escape I’m looking for or that challenge to keep me focused just on that. I use to get that from work, but lately my attention span is waning drastically. I can call a show fine, but I can’t sit there being completely engaged in it, even if it’s only 80 minutes. I have to check my email or think about my To Do List for the night. In my last lesson though, and in all my lessons, I could care less about my phone. The thing I’m a slave to the rest of my life.
This feeling just gets me more addicted to fly and hoping I can do it more. It also makes me wonder what I’m going to do with my flying after I earn my PPL. I’m not sure yet though lots of thoughts are wondering through my mind.
Pilots who read this blog, if you just have your PPL what are you doing with it now, especially if you don’t own a plane? And are you others getting higher ratings?