I asked my friend, Herschel, the other night his honest opinion on what he thought about my blog posts lately. Keep in mind, if I feel like everything is going great, I’m usually not one to open myself up to criticism. So I kind of felt like I’d been off, but I wanted to see what my friend thought about it, as well. Keep in mind, I think it’s a wonderful thing to have friends who aren’t afraid to be honest with you. Keep people like that around you. But his answer?
“Honestly, I think you’ve been coasting. Taking it easy.”
Oh, man, I hate to admit it, but he’s totally right. I don’t know, but something’s up. Writing is one of my great loves, and lately it just seems like it’s pulling teeth to hammer out a blog post. I don’t know if it’s because I’m tired or I’m distracted, but something’s gotta give soon.
A lot of times I’ll sit down with an idea of what I want to write about, something throughout my day that has struck me and I’ve made a note of it or just something I’ve been thinking about or studying about. And some days I sit down and watch this cursor blink, blink, blink and there is nothing more terrifying to me at that moment than the blank page.
So I’m here to apologize. I took a bit of a break over the Thanksgiving weekend. I needed to go through a few days without feeling like I have to write something and have, today, sat in front of the computer screen and feel like I want to write something.
I hope it’s a season. I know that there will be days when the words will just fall from my head and days when I can’t type a thing, but here’s to a new season. A season of rest and inspiration.
I love new beginnings.