The Write Way

I’ve long had a love/hate relationship with writing. I’ve gone through periods of my life where I did creative writing. I’ve craved the attention that writing brought me on occasion, but I’ve also shied away from said attention. I guess I’m a bit conflicted when it comes to writing. Even this blog has seen me go in spurts. I’ll go all-in for a few months (or longer) and write regular blog posts, and then I’ll not write a word for months on end.

In my last blog post, I challenged you to find something that scares you in your life and take a step in that direction. Fear tells us where we need to go, if we pay attention. Writing was what I chose to focus on.

Let’s talk about writing and what drives me.

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Sparking Creativity

In my earlier life, I was quite creative. As a teenager, I’d spend hours going for walks, listening to music and thinking up stories. And while I never wrote most of them down, or even kept most of the ideas, the creativity kept flowing through me. As I grew older, I channeled it a bit more successfully. During my university years, I wrote a few short one-act plays that we then staged and were well-received.

But once I left my university life behind, moved into the “real” world and got a job… it seems my creativity had waned. I think it’s less that it’s waned as it is I’ve let the fire die down. All that remains currently is a faint remnant of the blaze, a few embers, glowing dimly in the ashes. Every so often, a breeze flows through and the embers glow hot, an idea forms in my head and I try to capture it while it’s still there. But I haven’t been able to stoke the fire enough to get it re-lit.

It’s time to rebuild that fire inside of me. I’ve let things lie dormant for far too long. The time is now. I need to recapture that glimmer of creativity and genius that used to flow so easily through me in my youth.

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