Writing

Struggling To Write As Of Late

I’ve been struggling to write as of late. Technically, I’m still writing, but it’s been a grind.

I still love writing. Sometimes I have bad days or bad weeks though.

I’m not sure when I started writing every day. Safe to say, it’s been a long time. No, I don’t always write as much as I want to. But I never want an excuse to get in the way.

Being a writer really is like having homework every night for the rest of your life. I hope I’m still working away decades from now as an old grandma.

When I first decided to make writing a daily habit, I didn’t realize what I was signing up for. I’m only 20 years old. Assuming I live a long time, I have many days ahead of me. Which also means I’ll be writing a lot of words.

Growing up, I wrote without a care in the world. I didn’t think about anything else except putting pen to paper. I wasn’t writing to please other people. I was just having fun.

These days, I think I’ve been making the creative process a lot harder than it needs to be. I’m overthinking before I even make a mark on the page. That’s no way to write.

Here’s to letting go of all the doubts and fears. Just write. Don’t worry so much about the other stuff.

Personal Reflection

Walking, Thinking, Writing

I’ve been doing a lot of walking, thinking, and writing lately.

To be honest, I’m someone who doesn’t know what I think until I write. Writing helps me work out my thoughts. But thinking by itself is always welcome as well.

I do a lot of thinking whilst walking. Come to think of it, whilst is a great word that I don’t use often enough.

Whenever I feel stuck, I like walking around my house. I enjoy being alone with my thoughts.

Sometimes I write after a walk. I often have an easier writing session. Easy in the sense that the words come to me.

I always try to put what’s on my mind onto the page.

Life makes me feel pulled and pushed in every direction. So I appreciate being able to step back, being able to think.

Besides, we don’t have to be doing something every second of every day.

I’m all for action, acting. But I’m also a thinker as well. Having time to think just doesn’t happen unless we set aside time for it.

Don’t get me started on overthinking. But I encourage you to ponder or wonder.

If you could do one thing and only one thing right now, what would it be?