i haven’t been blogging as much for any number of reasons. some (possibly) legitimate. others (probably) not. but as i sit here writing these words, instead of feeling dread or frustration, i’m just enjoying the practice.
because even though my posts have been fewer these past few weeks, i’m reminding myself that it’s ok.
do i want to blog? yes. do i want to write? of course.
but sometimes i don’t. so i don’t.
and that’s ok.
i am a writer. i enjoy writing. it can be tough – and is – when the well seems dry and the mind blank. it’s far easier not to write than to force myself to stare at a blank screen, the cursor mocking me with its incessant blinking. i know the words will come and i know the power of just shutting up and writing.
but sometimes i choose not to write. and that’s ok.
the trick is not allowing it to become a habit. because for me, writing is life. without it, i’m not living. and just like we take breaks from other things that comprise our lives – work, family, yard work, etc. – i’m realizing it’s ok to take a break from writing.
question: what do you think? is it ok to take a break from writing?