It’s not you, it’s me

I’ve been ignoring this space for a long time…I wish I had the motivation to write again. It’s not that I don’t have things on my mind, I just can’t seem to bring myself to write about any of it.

September has been a rough month and I’m sure it would be cathartic to write about it, but this space has become not quite as anonymous as I would like.
What to do, what to do

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2 responses to “It’s not you, it’s me

  1. I hear you on lacking motivation. My other blog (peacebetween) has been severely full of holes. There are months at a time that I just don’t write anymore. I’m actually in a creative writing class right now though (hence the handle 30works30days) and my teacher is having us write something every single day. It’s really helped. Cathartic, as you call it.

  2. Scarlet

    Start fresh, and start smaller. I think the scope of journaling becomes too daunting at some point.

    I have two suggestions. One worked for me, one didn’t, but maybe one will work for you:

    1. Try something smaller-scope and more anonymous. Rather than tasking yourself with a journal to upkeep, start a quick thought blog. Almost like Twitter, but with way less Justin Bieber references. Any time an interesting thought, annoying observation, or suh-weet lyric line pops into your head, use a phone app to send it to a Tumblr account or something. Elaboration discouraged. Short and sweet.

    2. Find an inconspicuous-looking journal (I recommend one with unicorns on it) and write whatever pops into your head before you go to sleep each night. This is what I ended up doing. Don’t have time to write? Tape something reminiscent of that day onto the page, like a movie ticket or a business card. I’ve been doing this since the beginning of August, and I find that, no matter how little I write, I can still pull a very vivid memory from the few sentences or taped goodies on the page. It’s almost like smelling a familiar scent. The best part is you can be 100% candid. The internet seemed to always tinge my writing a bit in that sense. I thought too much about how other people would perceive what I said or how I said it.

    Oh, and since I haven’t… talked? commented? to you in a while, hi! Hope all is well in “low country”.

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