Have you ever had a passion, a hobby, something you loved doing so much, and one day you couldn't anymore? For some reason, your brain just wasn't letting you, your hands weren't cooperating, your attention span was zilch, and nothing creative came to mind?
That's what it's been like with me and writing lately.
I'm a writer. Writing is part of who I am. It's in my blood. It's an outlet. It's a passion. But lately, I've felt like I just couldn't. I don't know why. Why would I not be able to do something I love? I've felt burnt out and not creative whatsoever. I feel like nothing new has come to mind to write about. Every time I've sat down to attempt at compiling sentences, nothing came to mind, my fingers didn't move, my brain was just one big blank. Why can't I do one of the things I love the most?
It scares me.
I was telling all of this to a fellow writer friend of mine and he answered,
I liked how he used “writing” and “love” as synonyms. They do go hand in hand, so I guess it makes sense. At least from my viewpoint.
I love to write. And I write because I love it. But they are both exasperating – these two. They can both be so difficult sometimes. And in those moments, you don't feel like doing either, but you know you should because…well, because it's part of who you are, I guess.
Being scared of something doesn't mean you shouldn't try though. If it's something you want, if it's something you're passionate about, if it's something you love, then what is stopping you from at least taking a step forward in that direction? If it doesn't work out, if nothing comes of it, at least you know you tried.
It's better than doing nothing and just wishing things would happen, right?
I guess I'm writing this all to myself. I got done ranting to my friend and was so frustrated with myself for whining that I knew I needed to write to myself to get a move on and take a dose of my own medicine.
But I hope some part of this helps you. Maybe you're going through the same thing. Maybe you're experiencing the same difficulties. But gosh, I hope you just try…