Since the beginning of the summer, I’ve been finding it hard to write. I complained about it here…and here…and since then felt like I haven’t really been able to get into a groove.
Part of the “problem” is that when I was training for something, I always had something to write about. (Let me tell you about that crappy training week while showing you pics of cats and comforters, and then put together a list of lessons learned while running and running life lessons [two different things] and.. just reflect some more on the whole thing while also telling you about a really fun weekend.)
The other issues is I’m getting a little bit “screen-fatigued.” I’m on my/this computer all day at work, and then when I come home, the last thing I usually want to do is get back on it. I’m trying really hard to give myself time at home in the evenings to make a meal, read a book, or just listen to music while catching up with my roommate. The thought of hopping back on the same computer my fingers have been glued to all day sounds a little less than fun.
And then there’s the whole “what to write about” thing. This blog has always been a basket-case of travel stories, running adventures, “life” lessons, work stuff, and other random ramblings. And I actually really like it this way. I don’t want to feel pressure to have to write something specific; this is a space for me to type whatever is going on in my head. Yet, when things are so open-ended, it makes it hard to figure out what I actually want to write, and what people actually want to read. Should I write about my Thanksgiving weekend in New Hampshire, or a hike up Storm King mountain, or the time I walked all the way from the West Village to Williamsburg after the-worst-date-ever- with a banker (saw that one from a mile away…)? Or maybe how I want to do yoga every day for a month, take a non-fiction writing workshop, volunteer more for things near and dear to my heart, run a fast half-marathon in the spring, play music/become famous, or learn how to bake a really delicious scone? I honestly have no idea, which is why when I come home to a blank screen, it usually stays empty while the cursor pulses, impatiently waiting for me to decide what to do.
While I figure this all out — I’m going to one of the most delicious brunch spots in Brooklyn in a few — I will leave you with this picture I took while in New England for Thanksgiving. It’s a lady running with her dog and a miniature horse on the beach. When in Maine…
Posted on December 7, 2013, in Uncategorized. Bookmark the permalink. 2 Comments.
I love the style of your blog and the updates! I think you should write about/do all of those things. I also saw a picture of a miniature horse and a large dog a few days ago and it made me happy. Jealous you saw an interaction like that in real life 🙂
Sounds like you may be over thinking too much. You wrote how this is a space for you to write about whatever comes to your mind, without it being overly structured, but then you say how you think about what people would want to read and if you should write about a, b, and/or c. I don’t think you should worry about everyone else or about the topics as much, if it’s about whatever just comes to your head and naturally piecing things together. If this blog is for you and to express your thoughts, then go for it and don’t think as hard 🙂