Last Thursday I had one of those days.
Usually a creative person, I was all of a sudden struck with the thought that what I am doing is futile. I create because I love to create. I share what I create so that others may gain. But in a bleak few hours, I wasn’t sure why I wanted to create anymore.
Why write if you are not sure anyone is benefiting from your words? Writing isn’t the easiest thing in the world for me, and I’ve been struggling to come up with topics and the motivation to write.
I wrote an email to a creative person I admire, asking if she had ever been through this. I was thrilled when she responded within hours. She pinpointed the problem exactly, and sent a message of support and love.
The problem was I was starting to get too drained. I’m not always aware when I have been giving without receiving until all of a sudden it descends on me like a truckful of bricks. When I get out of balance in any part of my life, I start to lose the creative spark, not only in my writing, but also in other areas of my life.
Her message, full of light and hope, allowed me to see I needed to take some time for me, build up my positivity reserves, and inspired me in my next steps.
There will be some changes around the blog in the next few months. I know that I will be looking to join a network to get more exposure and readers. I will endeavor to run more contests to get more interaction. I will run a survey to find out what you, the reader, is really interested in seeing here. And it starts today.
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