Sometimes I just can’t find the words
19th August 2017
I shared a blog post earlier in the year about why I was ditching my blogging schedule and how I wanted to take a slower approach to blogging.
To be quite honest, I didn’t think it would slow down as much as it has. I feel like I’ve barely published any posts this year at all.
It’s like I’ve got out of the habit of writing. I’ve lost my mojo. I have ideas but when it comes to turning my thoughts into words I just can’t seem to do it.
I try. Believe me, I try. I have over 200 draft posts sitting on my computer to prove it.
Some that just comprise of a title.
Some that I started writing but lost sight of where I was going it with it.
Some that I completed but that I felt I couldn’t share or didn’t want to share.
It’s disheartening to see the number of draft posts growing, knowing full well that most of them will never see the light of day. I want to write, and I want to share what I write, but I’ve just been finding it so difficult.
I’m going to be honest with you; I’ve not been in a good place this year. Right from the get go, 2017 has been an odd one. I had all these plans and aspirations for the year, but then something happened that changed my perspective on everything. It changed my life.
I’ve struggled with the changes that 2017 has bought, and it’s just felt like one thing after the other. I haven’t had time to stop and think and reflect. I’ve been dying for some time and some space, outside of my usual environment, to do some serious evaluating.
I think my upcoming trip to New York will help me with this. Sure, we will be busy, and we will be tired, but I’m sure it will give my brain a chance to reset. In fact, I know it will. Travel always helps me.
Plus writing about travel is my absolute favourite thing and I’ll have lots to write about after visiting New York again!!!
Once I’m in a better place mentally, I’m sure I will get back into writing again, and I’ll feel confident enough to share my creativity with you again more frequently.
Also, I’m just going to try to write more, and not worry about whether what I’m writing will make it on the blog or not. I just need to write. Practice, practice, practice, and all that.