On Fallow Periods, In Life and Work

Matthew Oldridge
2 min readJan 4
Wikipedia: “Fallow”

“Fallow” as a description of farmland means “left unsown”, typically to let the land recover, or to prepare to rotate crops.

Feeling “fallow” in life and work could mean a creative hiatus, or a pause, between things. Feeling fallow hurts- we think of all the things we could be doing. We stagnate in our jobs-I hit an awful stagnation point in recent years. Work through, grind through, keep going…

Matthew Oldridge

Writing about creativity, books, productivity, education, particularly mathematics, music, and whatever else “catches my mind”. ~Thinking about things~

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