I’m still here

I’m still here

It seems the longer you go without writing, the harder it is to get started. I’ve been doing some other kinds of writing as well, but they have also stalled. I have no shortage of ideas, but I think I have just railroaded myself into an expectation, after seeing some minor successes, in targeting for success rather than for satisfaction. And I believe that has been self-sabotaging.

So, I think I want to go back to my roots and resume writing for myself, rather than for my audience. It’s not that I don’t want to write something that others find interesting. Rather, it’s that I want to enjoy writing again, and I believe my writing is best when I enjoy it. And I enjoyed it the most when I wrote what I wanted, when I wanted, and without overthinking it.

It’s funny โ€“ looking back on my drafts, I have over 30 that I’ve never published. Some have substantial content in them, but they have lost relevance. Who knows what lost opportunities are there? I hope that I can avoid this going forward.

There are a lot of things that have happened over the past few decade or so that I would have normally written about but, for one reason or another, I’ve skipped. For example, I posted the births of my first two sons, but not the rest of my four children.

I want to enliven the joy of writing that I used to have. I have no shortage of interest or passion for many of the same topics, but I think I need to recommit.

Just some thoughts. Maybe I should do more of these. ๐Ÿ˜‰

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