I first of all recognize that I am quite “late to the party”. The opening days of the course happened to coincide with a planned vacation. Since I’m an open participant, I’m going to, much to the chagrin of those in charge, I’m sure, view the deadlines as suggestions.
Most of the time, I think very verbally, at least when I’m thinking intentionally. I “hear” words in my head as I think. This isn’t to say my mind never wanders. Especially when I was younger, I can remember occasions where I would stop myself mid thought and wonder how I had gotten to thinking about ____. Most of the time I could mentally backtrack through the chain of associations and determine how I’d gotten from point A to point B. When I have thoughts that are not words, they tend to be unbidden. This will seem particularly unusual when I reveal that I have a degree in music composition. I am in fact hard pressed to put into words how my musical thought process works. Maybe it’s a left brain-right brain thing.