It has been a very long time since I’ve written anything for this blog. I’m kind of going through a thing in my life where writing isn’t what I do in my spare time anymore – it’s my job.
Trying to find the balance between your work and your hobbies is something that I never had thought I’d have to consider. Yet now I’m dealing with the struggles being a professional writer brings.
Not only am I struggling with finding the balance between professional and personal work, I also realised that there’s something else – something pretty major – holding me back from posting on this blog.
I don’t have anything to say.
The whole reason I started this blog in this first place was so I could have an outlet for all of the things I wanted to say. Now, after a few years in the game, I’ve come to a stop.
I spent so much of my time listening to other people. I spent hours on YouTube, listening to podcasts and reading social media posts that I get bogged down with what the world has to say. In this sea of voices, there’s no wonder that I feel like I’ve lost my own.
I’ve realised that the biggest trigger for this writer’s block when it comes to my blog is the fact that I think I have nothing worthy to say. I don’t have anything to add to the conversation that is constantly going on worldwide.
I’m an average girl, living a pretty basic but happy life. I’ve found in the past that I want to write when I have a lot of emotions and (thankfully!) it seems like my life has become more stable and I’m content.
Being content means I don’t have any burning desire to get my emotions out and express my views.
I’m not quite sure where I’m going with this post, I just know I wanted to write it. I think it can be hard to find your own voice and keep yourself talking when we’re constantly being bombarded with other people’s opinions, education and knowledge.
But I don’t think that means that what I have to say, or what you have to say, is any less worthy.
Social media is great because it gives everyone a platform – but this is also part of the problem. There is a lot of rude and damaging content available on social media, but that’s not what I’m doing here.
Taking a break from social media and writing this blog can only do my brain good. I’m going to try lift the pressure I put on myself to write something ‘worthy’ and instead just write.
This is essentially me warning anyone who might be reading this that if things get weird or boring around here, don’t mind it. It’s just me.
I think we all should use our voices whenever we can. The more open we become and the more we talk about our lives, the more we can learn about each other. And when we learn more about other people, the more we get to know ourselves and hopefully this compassion can make the world a better place.