I had an interesting experience this week. For the past 3 years, I’ve written in Notehand more than longhand or printing (I journal in Notehand, and am an extensive Notehand note-taker). A few days ago, right after writing in my journal in Notehand for a lengthy amount of time, I started a letter to a friend who doesn’t know shorthand. While trying to write in longhand, my mind only wanted to produce the shorthand outlines! My brain had flipped! It took a few minutes for my brain to readjust to longhand again. I had to consciously break from the Notehand and think through forming the longhand. It was a lot like learning a foreign language, and finally discovering you know it well enough that you’re thinking and dreaming in it for the first time. It was pretty cool!
Anyone else have an experience like that with their shorthand? Do you find yourself thinking in outlines? Do you ever dream you’re doing shorthand?