Today I picked up my laptop for the first time in 6 months. It was the break I needed in order to recharge and refresh my brain, having been devoid of even the most minute amount of inspiration. Writing is a bitch it turns out. As much as I wanted to continue blogging, the thoughts just didn’t come. They didn’t magically appear like they used to – like as I was about to fall asleep, or at they gym during a workout, or as I was doing something mundane and totally unrelated. The pandemic literally sucked the life out of me and what was always a great side hustle (albeit non-lucrative)/hobby/distraction/passion/whatever-you-want-to-call-it, became the last thing I wanted to spend my free time on which I had lots of!
It was clear that I should either give it up altogether and focus my energies elsewhere or stick with it but maybe change it up a little. I chose the latter. I had to dig deep though to reconcile my feelings of self-doubt with those of sheer perseverance. I just couldn’t bear the thought of not continuing my pursuit of what I already put so much time and effort into….and just call it a day. I love it too much. The power of words is underestimated – knowing that any reader who peruses through my blog can find something interesting or thought-provoking is validation enough for me. It’s never been about the numbers. That would just be icing on the cake.
So with this, I am pressing the re-start button in the hopes that a new chapter of this blog will unfold smoothly or maybe just maybe, will be the opportunity for me to rethink the direction I am going in.
Good to be back.