It’s been a while since I last posted, but I’ve been blocked and busy with work. Sometimes after spending the entire day looking at my computer, I just want to eat, rest, and not think anymore. Also, I did mention that I don’t want to force myself to write a blog post and that I’d rather wait until a blog-worthy idea came to mind. I want my posts to be quality work, not something I wrote just to do it. For the past month I’ve been thinking about what I wanted to write about but, sadly, I got nothing.
It turns out that yesterday was National Day on Writing, and I thought that would be the perfect opportunity to start getting back into it. I haven’t even worked on my own personal stories in forever, and I missed blogging.
In honor of National Day on Writing, I thought I’d share one of my older blog posts Why I Write, which explains what made me get into writing and why I enjoy it. It’s something that I see myself doing for the rest of my life, and I feel like I’m taking some steps on getting my writing out there. I have articles published from my writing internship I took over the summer, and I’m still in awe of that anytime I think about it. Of course, another big step for me was creating my blog. I love being creative and telling stories.
One last thing is that I recently came across an Instagram video by The Christi Show that touched my heart. It was an emotional video about just doing that thing that you have a burning passion for no matter what people say. In the video, she says “God didn’t give you your talent so that you could die with it,” and that really spoke to me. It had me thinking a lot about what’s been holding me back from writing and fulfilling my dreams to be a writer, and most of it is fear. Fear of putting myself out there, fear of getting rejected, and fear of not being good enough.
I fight with those thoughts every day. There’s this little voice in my head that tells me that I’m not good enough, which I think is another reason why I haven’t been writing as often as I used to. Every day I combat those thoughts and remind myself that I am good enough; God gave me this beautiful talent so that I can share it with others and not just keep it to myself. I already have a couple of manuscripts that I wrote over the years and a million story ideas that are yet to be written. All I need to do is be brave and put them out there.
With that being said, I shall conclude. Hopefully, I’ll get another blog post out soon. Happy belated National Day on Writing, and thank you all so much for reading!