What I'm Learning in the Last Stretch
This 365-day blogging exercise has been teaching me a lot.
Lately it's been revealing to me all the conditions that make writing feel damn near impossible. When I'm feeling depressed, for example. When I'm feeling angry or irritable. When I'm going through something that I can't write about publicly, it stops up all my words.
And then, of course, I start questioning my commitment to this blog. Wouldn't it be easier to quit? Haven't I pushed myself hard enough this year? Isn't 289 days enough?
Yes and yes and yes. But still I push on. The 365-day blogging exercise is also teaching me how to be present when the words don't feel good enough. When there are no words.