I stared at the blank computer screen in front of me, and realized how daunting coming up with ideas to write about was. The blank page held so many opportunities for creativity, but also echoed a silence that needed to be filled with words, pictures, anything! If you’re like me, you have those days where you strive to be perfect. You write something, only to rewrite it a dozen times more, and for some reason, you’re still not satisfied.
I remember in one of my college English classes a long time ago, our teacher had us do an automatic writing session. We were to type without editing a single word, sentence, or punctuation. Not being able to backspace to edit was a horrifying feeling. At the same time, when you lose control and just let things happen, sometimes your greatest creative ideas come to life.
Since my last article, I had an inner struggle with myself about what to write about next. While I had a great weekend last week with my Mom celebrating her birthday, I didn’t think that writing about cake, shopping, and presents, and dinner was what I wanted my next post to be about. And that’s okay. That’s completely okay.
At the beginning, I remembered feeling this pressure that I had to write several articles a week, the pictures all had to be perfect quality, and I wanted to try to stay on trend. There were times when I would write full articles and save them as rough drafts, only to not publish them and delete them. Some of you may wonder why would I delete those drafts? I decided to let them go because I felt that my heart was not really in the writing.
If you have ever written something half-heartedly, then you will understand what I mean. When you write, you just have to be you. You deserve to take the time to figure out what you want to write about, and write about something that truly inspires you.
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