We’ve all been in the middle of a project, sat down to work, and…nothing. It’s like no matter what you put on the paper, it doesn’t seem right. It doesn’t fit what you’re going for. It happens with work, but it happens a lot with passion projects. So, you try to use the world around you for inspiration.
What’s going on? Lots of tragedy for sure, but you don’t want to write about that two weeks in a row. It would feel a little exploitative. A sports team just won the first championship for their city in fifty-something years, but you’re not really a sports person. So what do you do?
You look at your own life. What’s going on? You’re so close to finishing so many projects that you’re mind is in hopeful overload. If you could just get through the next two weeks, turn twenty-two, fulfill obligations to your family and friends, complete your course, finish a manuscript, do a good job at work, spend time with your best friend, and dog sit, you would have so much more time for doing what you love. Geez, you’ve got a lot going on. No wonder you can’t focus. Your mind’s going in about a billion different directions and finding enough calm to create quality work is hard to do. Most of it goes to your day job.
So you figure you’ll get the creative juices flowing again with a short blog post. At least you’re doing something towards your goal today, even if it is indirect. You open up your laptop to begin, but it’s like no matter what you put on the paper, it doesn’t seem right. So you try to use the world around you for inspiration…