Writer Shauna Niequist wrote a blog recently about taking the time to do the "work" of writing. (Actually she's writing a whole series about writing.)
Through her post she speaks strongly about the importance of creating our own inspiration; that we are in charge of living lives worth writing about. Maybe that is the root of this panic that has grabbed hold of me. The foundation of my wall may actually be the secret fear that I am not living a life worth writing about.
“It’s my responsibility to live a life that sustains me creatively, so that when it’s “go-time” and I’m staring at a blank screen, I’ve got something to say.” -Shauna Niequist
Maybe that's really everyone's fear. But this time I'm not going to write for everyone. I need to get back to writing for me.
I am not living a life without struggle or success. In fact, I experience both everyday. So I have decided to start there. As often as I can, I will take time to sit and write about a struggle or a success that I am experiencing in my life. Sometimes I will write about both and sometimes not.
Want to help? Let me know you're reading -- comment or talk to me. It really goes a long way. And mostly, I hope you start to think about the struggles and successes in your own life. Are you living a life worth writing about?