It’s amazing how difficult it can be to write sometimes. It’s been feeling super tough to write as the summer comes to an end and the school year starts up again. I was shocked when I looked at my blog and realized I haven’t posted in over a month!
It’s not that I don’t have anything to say, instead, I often have too much to say. With so many thoughts swirling in my brain and competing to get to my fingers as I write or type, I end up getting a bit discombobulated. I wonder how to fit everything together. My brain becomes a bird distracted by all the shiny things around me and I end up running off after a new idea. I lose the train of thought that brought me to writing.
This morning I had an epiphany. Perhaps I’m not giving myself the opportunity to say what I have to say. I haven’t developed a practice that allows me to get my thoughts out of my brain and onto the page with any regularity. It reminds me of the feeling I have when I see a friend I haven’t seen in ages and I seem to lose the ability to finish sentences. Instead I speak in fragments as my thoughts trip over each other in their rush to leave my brain and be birthed into our time together.
I need to write more often. Might it be possible for me to establish a practice of daily reflection?
I feel myself begin to break into a sweat. How will I put one more thing into my day? Eeee GADS! Now you want to be a writer and write EVERY DAY!?!?!?!
Yes, I am having a moment of panic.
But, taking a deep breath, I remind myself I AM a writer. I have things to say. I have things I want and need to say. Not every writing needs to be profound. It just needs to capture whatever has captured me in that day or moment.
I like that. I like the connection to joy and beauty and awe. I think this practice will bear fruit in many ways in my life.
Now to let it happen.
And, in the spirit of having a plethora of ideas. I’m wondering where might I carve time out of our K day for me and my Kindergartners to take a moment and just write — as fellow writers!
I’m also part of the ‘write every day’ camp, but I believe we all have our own equation to find. Some of us write more, others write less, and that’s okay. Wishing you all the best with your journey!
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Yay you for writing every day! Thanks for the encouragement that more or less it’s all ok. I agree. All the best to you as well, Stuart.
I have always believed you should write when you want to. That may be once a day or three times a day. That may be once a week, or every day. It’s up to each of us, as individuals; we get to make that decision and should never feel forced to write.
I agree! I just know for me, at this point in my life, I need to write everyday.
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I’ve been terrifically irregular in blogging lately…but I surely love my journal. I enjoy whenever you write here!
Love the phrase “terrifically irregular.” Lol, made me think that there is something terrific about being irregular 😁