Writing

Writing As A Way Of Appreciating

Writer’s block. I believe in being blocked, but I don’t believe in using it as an excuse. Do better. Be better.

When baseball hitters go through slumps, they hit their way out of slumps. I think the same goes for writing. You don’t break out of a writing slump if you don’t write. You have to write your way out. Write a hundred terrible words. Write a thousand. Write until you’re not blocked.

Life isn’t perfect. Never will be. At any given time, the conditions are less than ideal. You need to do things before you’re ready to every now and then. That’s part of living and learning.

Obviously, some days are better than others. Be proud you’ve written even if you don’t love what you wrote. You can always make your first drafts better. You can’t improve non-existent stories however.

I’m trying not to take life too seriously. Besides, I got into writing because it was fun and enjoyable. I’m not letting anyone or anything steal my joy away.

Finding that balance between work and play is a challenge. But it’s doable. And even though I’m going to be busier, I have no plans to stop doing what I want: writing, reading, blogging.

A part of me misses the routine I established over the summer, although school hasn’t been too bad. I’m excited for what’s to come. I love learning. Always have, always will.

When I think about my schooling so far, I realize I never had many problems academically. I went to class, I did the homework. But everything else associated about school was tougher. The social aspect especially.

Mentally, I’m doing better than I have in a long time. It’s not such a terrible time to be in university for me.

Despite the one plus hour commute being a pain, it also provides some much needed time away. I don’t have any data. I can only access wifi at certain stops along the way. Which means I spend my commutes reading, writing, blogging. I get to disconnect temporarily.

This year I have a goal for myself to enjoy the little things in life. I think I take a lot for granted every day. So I hope to appreciate what I have through writing.

10 thoughts on “Writing As A Way Of Appreciating

  1. I really enjoyed reading this. To be honest I can see a lot of myself in you πŸ™‚ You are younger than me, I am 25 now nearly 26. But I tell you what girl you are inspiring – Do your best in university and write as you always have, you are going to be ok… more than that, I think you will be fabulous! πŸ™‚

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    1. Thanks so much. The post was kind of all over the place. I had a lot on my mind that day. Oh, awesome. I wrote most of this shortly after I turned 20 years old. Will do. If I need help, I’ll turn to you for advice. πŸ™‚ I appreciate it. Wishing you the best!

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  2. This is wonderful. Good for you, Herminia! Well said. It’s just one of those things that you have take day by day, but you can do it and you’ll get through it.

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