The only way to write a blog is to do it

Life happens fast. Obviously.

Suddenly almost a month has passed since I wrote last. Suddenly I’m 24 years old. Suddenly I’m trying to figure out my next move. Suddenly life is happening. Fast.

The whole intent of this blog was to free myself from inhibitions and the high expectations that I set for myself when I write. Contrary to my intent, though, that’s exactly why it’s taken me so long to get back to this blog.

I want my words to strike a chord. I want to write about something that people would care to read. I want to find my voice and establish myself as a writer. I want original ideas. I want to be inspired.

As I’ve felt this lack of inspiration and hesitance to write, it was like a message came from out of nowhere to encourage me. I stumbled across a podcast called Writing Unblocked, which has the sole purpose of motivating writers to finish whatever project they’re working on. The first episode I listened to featured Ayesha Hilton, an author, speaker and business strategist whose self-proclaimed “superpower” is “helping women who have a big vision get it out of their heads and hearts and into reality fast.”

Perfect.

Even more perfect was the blog post she published just the other day titled, The Only Way to Write a Book is to Do It. In it, she writes:

10 Steps to Becoming a Better Writer

Write.

Write more.

Write even more.

Write even more than that.

Write when you don’t want to.

Write when you do.

Write when you have something to say.

Write when you don’t.

Write every day.

Keep writing.

Point taken.

I can’t promise every day. Lord knows I run out of time in the day between work, school and finding time to be social and sleep. But I love writing, so I really need to commit myself to making this blog a priority. Even if it’s bad. Even if I don’t feel inspired. As long as I give it a try, I’ll be in a much better position than if I left the page blank.

Life is happening fast. But it’s not going to slow down and wait for me to feel inspired. It’s time to just start typing and go.

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