Sort of a follow up to last week’s Creativity and Coping as today I discuss writing and how much it means to me. Writing and creativity has helped me become the person I am today.
Anyone who knows me understands how important writing is to me. It was my first band aid when I felt emotionally drained and vulnerable. Before I wrote my two blogs, I was writing fiction, mostly short stories.
I didn’t have the motivation to write short stories like I do now with my blogs. I could skip a week or more and not face any major repercussions. With my blogs, I MUST write every day in order to make sure that I stay on schedule for Mondays and Fridays. Having these websites really helps me. Without them, I wouldn’t be writing as often as I am. Anyone looking for motivation to write should consider starting a blog, as it will keep you on task.
I’m not saying I wouldn’t be writing at all if I didn’t have my blogs. You know what people say:
A writer writes
However, blogging has certainly helped me stay with the process. I’ll be honest. Of my two blogs, I sometimes find it difficult to write for Wisdom and Life. I sometimes have a hard time finding topics to discuss. I’ve been sharing for eight years and I don’t want to repeat myself. It’s why I took a hiatus last September for a month. Last May, I contemplated permanently shutting Wisdom and Life down.
I lost my oomph.
I lost my desire.
Taking that month off in September helped however. You may see me doing more of that year to year. I realize that some of you have come to rely on this blog. So as long as I can keep going without burning out I will. I’m feeling enthusiastic about continuing now and to be honest, I think if I DID shut down, I’d immediately regret doing so. When I feel like this in the future, instead of pulling the plug, I will take another hiatus and see how I feel. If the time comes when I need to shut down, I will give everyone plenty of notice. I don’t see that happening anytime soon however.
Be Happy! Be Well! Be Positive!
Blessings to you.
Once you realize that life is eternal,
That our souls our eternal,
That we return to light and physical over and over;
We then lose all our distress
We then lose all our fear of dying. For there truly is no end.
RAAAckerman, PhD, EA
My blogs are written in campaigns. Not every day, but usually three or four days a week, compiling (or not) my thoughts for future postings.