Thoughts

Writing Authentically // Uninspired and Struggling

I can’t write. 

I mean lately, I can’t bring myself to write. 

I want to write. I think about writing a lot, composing various blog posts daily, but none of those make it to you (or at least haven’t yet). And while I hoped that starting a blog post about my inability to write would maybe help cure this inability, I’m coming up dry. 

So this post isn’t going to have lots of insights, solutions, or really much content at all, but it will have honesty. And that is something, from the very beginning of this, I never wanted to lose. 

 

 

When I first started this blog I wrote myself a little pep talk with the intention of going back to on days I needed it. It has sections with titles like “Why blog?” and “How will you know if you’ve lost your way?”. I haven’t thought of this document since the beginning days when I was *building* this blog (like actual programming-ish). But today, I found a nugget that I needed. 

Under the section: What do you do if you’ve lost your way? I wrote,

Remember: This is YOUR outlet and a way to share some of the gifts you have been given. If they encourage one person…that will be enough. Even if that one person is YOU Emma. 

And I did find that encouraging so I guess my plan worked. It’s like I knew to add a fool-proof logic clause so I couldn’t feel discouraged. 

Then I put: How will you stay the course? 

Keep asking essential questions like… Are you proud of this? Does this feel like you? Is this bringing you joy? 

One thing that brings me a feeling of contentment is being authentic. So this is where I’m at- uninspired and struggling just a bit. This is not my best post, but it is a post. And sharing it makes me feel proud, feels like me and writing like this brings me joy.

So I suppose I am staying the course after all. 

And while this whole thing was created as a pep talk to keep blogging, it sort of feels like a pep talk for life right now. Those essential questions can certainly be applied elsewhere. And if something you do only encourages YOU, well, that’s enough. 

And hey, I found something to write about. 

Also, Happy St. Patrick’s Day!.. A holiday I have a strange affinity for and have most of my life. My plans are not very elaborate like they sometimes are (think green waffles and cocktails or shamrock shaped cookies) but I am still planning to make a shamrock shake and listen to The High Kings. I recommend the 2008 album, creatively named The High Kings. ???

Take care,

emma loise