Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Writing is Not Like Riding a Bike

I feel a little sad right now in regard to writing, or not writing for that matter. One of the reasons why I started the blog was to encourage me to write everyday. When I kept the blog up to date I found that my writing kept improving and evolving. However, recently not only have I let the blog slide, but I also stopped my daily journaling and morning pages. For me writing is not like riding a bike. Once I take a break it's as if I've forgotten everything that I learned and I no longer have access to good and meaningful words. My writing is not the only thing that suffers, my relationship to my self suffers as well. When I'm at my best I am writing straight from my heart. I don't have to think about what I want to say, the words just flow through me. Over the course of the last month, since I haven't been writing, I have lost that ability to tap into myself and access my creativity. I struggle right now as I am writing this post to know what words to write next. But I knew this was bound to happen if I stopped writing everyday. So this doesn't come as any surprise, but still I am frustrated by the thought that that I am incapable of producing anything meaningful.

Now that I have committed myself to pursuing licensure for counseling, I am worried that I will get sidetracked and my writing will suffer even more. I am aware of my weaknesses and I am aware of the things that I let take me off course. I don't want to lose the most vital part of myself: the ability and desire to create.

I would love to have someone to write with once a week. I can see me and my imaginary writing friend sitting in a coffee shop writing together for an hour. It's a sweet vision, and it's something that could definitely exist in reality, I just need to find that person. Right now as far as writing goes, I mainly need to find myself again.


  1. I haven't been writing a whole lot as of late. I have tons of ideas in my head but cannot find a way to express them. Maybe I'M just in a writer's block. And I don't like it.

    But maybe if I wrote in a personal journal everyday about feelings and all that stuff, my mind would become more creative?

  2. I have a similar experience. One thing I have found is that even if I don't keep up with my blog, it is important that I keep on journaling as my blog really stems from my diary. And it keeps me sane and more self-aware... Don't worry about your blog too much, but keep up your journal. Even if it's one line to say that you have nothing to write about. Sometimes, that's all you need to get started...

  3. Actually my blog is my journal for now, but I never put a time frame on anything I write. I can always pull something out of my head, even if it takes five rough drafts to do it, lol. At times I write as you do, the words just flow out onto the page; sometimes it is quite a struggle and I walk away from it for a day or two, and when I return I come up with something totally different. Everyone differs in when and how they can create. Life is always a choice of gives and takes. You're always going to be creative, you just need to discover how to reconnect after a break. You've actually written a very thought provoking post on losing creativity that shines with your creativity ;)

  4. Writing ability is crucial for everybody to get success in their life. A writer puts his imaginations and experiences in his essays. he takes ideas from their personal and professional life.

  5. Thank you for sharing. I look forward to learning from your gift of words.