I’m in a slump. I wouldn’t say it’s writer’s block, but it’s definitely a slump. Now that I recognized it, it’s time for me to work past it. Hence, the new (old) blog.
How can the blog be both new and old? I kept the same template — I love the simple look that focusing on the posts — but the blog will shift toward being about writing only. I moved the blog to a new URL and kept the old blog for discussing technology, my non-writing rants and anything else of which I could think. However, for me to focus more on writing, I need to exist in an environment that allows me to be creative.
Getting back to the slump. What’s the cause? Honestly, I blame my lack of focus more than anything else. There was a lot of things going on in my life that I felt I needed to work through. These things pulled my focus away from writing. I could equate the feeling to that point in a relationship when you have to have “the talk.” You know, the one where you need to decide if the relationship is worth salvaging. It wasn’t an easy talk with myself, but in the end, I realized just how important writing was to me.
I’ve always wanted to be a writer. Growing up, I spent hours scribbling into notebooks. Throughout middle school and high school, while my real-world aspirations changed, my desire to be an author remained. In college, I changed majors as often as I changed my socks, but my wish to be a writer remained constant. So why am I having a such a hard time doing, supposedly, what I’ve wanted to do all my life?
That was the journey on which I found myself. That was the question I needed answered. It took many hours — some of those hours when I should have slept — to find the answers. I know what I need to do to get where I need to be.
I only need to remember that this is where I need to be.