Holy crap! I can’t believe it’s been over a year since I last blogged. Well, I guess I can believe it.
I mean, I am the one who hasn’t written a blog in over a year.
Today I’d like to blog about inspiration, and being open to finding it. I’ve been relatively quiet with my writing over the last several months (and by quiet, I mean ‘not writing.’) It was the ugly, fat, elephant in the room that I was constantly avoiding – my lack of putting pen to paper (or fingers to keyboard) and writing something. I can blame it on work, I can blame it on life and all the distractions that get in the way. But really, the only person I can blame is myself. And really, blame isn’t even the word I want to use here. The only person responsible for my lack of writing, is myself. There should be no blame when it comes to creativity or your passion. There should only be acceptance and an acknowledgement that things can be better.
I realize that while I haven’t been putting fingers to keyboard, I have been soaking up inspiration all year long. In fact, I think I’m more open now than I ever have been in my life. I am constantly finding new music that moves me that makes me want to roll down my windows and play it at a disrespectful volume. I read now more than I ever have in my life (what it is I’m reading may be questionable, but that’s another topic for another blog). I think I tend to notice the little things more and stop to reflect way more than I ever did in the past.
People always say, ‘write what you know.’ Because of my being open to inspiration in all things big and small, I think I know now more than I ever have. In short, I think I’m finally ready to take that inspiration and do something with it…
So, I’m not dead, both literally and figuratively. Quite the contrary…I think I’m more alive creatively (and literally) than I ever have been. And that’s an awesome thing.