I am writing today because I want to, not because I have to. That is truly a new feeling for me since I started this blog over a year ago; and didn’t realize it till a couple of days ago. I know it sounds strange but I was treating my writing like a job. Some kind of duty or detail that I felt I had to accomplish; and it was starting to stress me out. I don’t want to feel that way about my writing. I don’t make money writing. I don’t have deadlines set for me by anyone. I truly write poetry, take photos and create music because I love it; and I wasn’t doing that anymore.
Now, this doesn’t mean I’m not sharing the things that I love, it just means that I am not putting pressure on myself to share the poetry I write; or the photos and music I create.
I think this will help with my creativity and bring a little peace to what otherwise felt like a stressful situation for me. I am going to focus on reading a lot more of other people’s poetry, short stories and looking at the art they create; and in short, focusing on me and my passions.
So, yes I will keep writing, sharing and creating but on a little more relaxed schedule; and not on a mandated schedule that I created for myself.