This is huge!: My wife just left to run some errands. I’m leaving soon to run mine. As she was going, she asked, “When will I see you again today?” Without even thinking, I said, “It’s supposed to rain this afternoon. So I’m going to do all my errands back-to-back and get home before the rain.”
Why this is huge: For over 30 years, I would have answered that question quite differently. And I wouldn’t have answered without thinking. In fact, I would have thought a great deal about it as soon as I woke up. I would have carefully planned out my day so that I never did any errand back-to-back. I needed to maximize the number of times I left the house so I could sneak a cigarette. And I would space them out as evenly as possible so as to ease any withdrawal.
Today, for the first time, none of that even occurred to me.
I’m really starting to like this new freedom