“You can read all the books in the world, but in order to think clearly you need to be able to write,” said my accountability buddy Cliff Martin.
Today we were speaking about the 30-day blog challenge in which we are both participants. He’s been knocking it out of the park every day with great posts and hasn’t missed a single day.
On the other hand, after writing my last post nearly a week ago, I couldn’t bring myself to write another post the following day…or the next. The first excuse I told myself was that work was piling up. It is /was, but the real reason for my hiatus was that my post about my first friend came from somewhere buried deep inside. Once it emerged, I wanted to honor its memory and bask in its loving glow for a while. Have you ever had that experience?
The post also confirmed my love for writing, which them made me question if my mission was to be writer instead of continuing my 20+ year journey as a designer — something I truly love, too.
Oh no! Was writing just another dazzling distraction?
Fortunately Cliff wisely recommended to keep writing because writing will give me clarity in my work and my life.
I’m baaack fellow blog-a-day challengers.
Great post Nancy. From the heart and very wise.