I’ve been on hiatus for the past couple of months. Hiatus from this blog but not from writing and creating. Having made some grand plans, which didn’t come to fruition, I humbly come before you with a confession.
I have some bad habits, as most people do. Perhaps you can relate.
One of my bad habits, or perhaps this is part of my resistance, is that when I am confronted with something new, the first thing I do is “research.” I put the word in quotes because this type of research often means that I spend a few (or more) days focused on the subject, finding all kinds of information, even signing up for classes, before I begin to ruminate over my thoughts.
I do learn a lot of things. However, there is a problem with this behavior.
The thing, whatever I am working on, often doesn’t get done.
I reach a point where I have to stop myself and say “just do.” Learning takes place on so many levels, research and education are only one part of this process.
This blog fell victim to my habit of falling into “learning mode” and letting the ruminating thoughts create fear and resistance.
The good news is I have been making baby steps with both my thoughts and writing.
As life doesn’t offer many guarantees, neither do I when it comes to reaching my goal of weekly posts. I intend to accomplish many things in the coming months. I will do my best because this is what I believe will work.
I intend to publish a weekly blog post.
I intend to continue working on my blog to bring my readers the most helpful information I can.
I intend to continue my fiction writing, including participating in NaNoWriMo 2016.
I intend to continue to work on my craft, through reading, writing, and connections.
I have a few other things in the works to provide even more helpful services as creating in a vacuum can be difficult. Please stay tuned for the changes and updates. It will be well worth it.
Needing to take a break is one thing, milking it for all its worth is another. Sometimes you just have to close your eyes and jump. I am reminded of the following quote:
“What if I fall? Oh, but my darling, what if you fly?” By Erin Hanson
Playing it safe by staying in research and education mode, won’t get me where I want to be. Nor will it be helpful to anyone else.
So, here I go, flying once again, ready to learn the lessons I need to learn. I hope you will join me on this journey.