I recently hit a bit of a creative slump, having written a small article for a local magazine, created several blog posts in short succession, and prepared a talk to give to a wonderful networking group I attend monthly. It was like I had expended all my words, and the locker was empty.
That and the fact that I have been struggling with my health a little, and with a head like cheese, it’s no wonder the words would not come.
The annoying thing of all is that when I am being creative and writing, I am being the best version of me, both in terms of health and feeling inspired to create more. So it is a bit of a vicious cycle.
So formulating a blog post has not come easy to me of late. I’ve a list of ideas as long as my arm, but none of them are jumping out at me, wanting to be written or finished.
However, despite this temporary glitch I was inspired to compose a verse or two about writing, the impact it has had on my life, and what it means to me.
The first scribblings of this poem where made in a magazine. All in pencil and in no particular order, just as they came to me. I wrote all around the boarder of an article about writing a novel – interestingly a life goal of mine to!
One of the things I love about writing that is not expressed in the poem, is how organic and spontaneous it can be. It can catch me off guard and take me unaware sometimes, but that’s all part of the fun. So here are a few words about what writing is to me;
What writing is to me………………..
Writing is my escape, but also my reality
It helps me to listen, to heal, and connect
Writing is my voice it can speak so much louder
Rise up and be heard above the noise that’s around
Writing is thought provoking, and quietly powerful
It can be emotional and sometimes profound
It’s that spark, an idea
A spontaneous thought
With my pen and a notebook
I can capture it all
The momentum of writing doesn’t always flow freely
It is sometimes a challenge but never a chore
Time can stop still when I’m writing and thinking
Consumed by the words, the story, and their meaning
It is a process that takes time and attention
But the outcome and feeling is always the same
It’s freedom and joy, and it’s wonderful to share it
To breathe life into stories, and to be your true self
Creating for others and sharing their journey
Their passion, their dreams, their message is real
This is my purpose to write and tell stories
To share, to inspire and help others too
These few verses are in a nutshell what I do. Helping women in business to tell their story, share their passion, and their value, so they can then inspire others.
Be true to your self and your story.
See you soon.