A Personal Challenge

I don’t know where my words have gone. It’s been months since I’ve written much outside of school assignments and I’ve poked around inside my brain countless times trying to figure out what is happening.

Maybe, I’ve thought, it’s because I’m not living right somehow. Maybe I am not listening well enough, or feeding my “muse.” Maybe I am not close enough to God right now to listen to what he wants me to write. There’s this niggling feeling that I must be doing something wrong if I am not writing.

Maybe it’s because I am experiencing burnout with school. Maybe the school assignments have squeezed me dry of all inspiration, even though I am taking a lighter semester than ever before. Maybe my Thai study and translation work have frozen my mind temporarily. Or the work I’m doing has distracted me from writing.

Or maybe its just a stage, a season of life in which I have to stop writing for a while. You’d think that living alone would be the perfect atmosphere to inspire writing, but so far it hasn’t.

Maybe it’s just a lack of discipline.

Whatever it is, for the next 7 days I am taking on a challenge to write and blog every day. From what I’ve experienced in the past, sometimes the best way to get the creative juices flowing is to start writing, so I’m giving it a try. The outcome may be lame, dry, and boring. I don’t care. I’m just going to write and blog the result.

Yikes. This is scary.

4 thoughts on “A Personal Challenge

  1. Is it possible that with life being more abnormal and needing to constantly hold plans loosely, that you are using more creative energy for everyday life than you normally do? Just a thought/question… I look forward to reading your words. 🙂


  2. You have been through a lot this year, and maybe that is part of the reason. On rainy cloudy days I have low ambition. Maybe this is kind of a rainy cloudy time of life for you?

    It would be interesting to hear how Thailand is handling the pandemic versus the USA. Or maybe you could go out and take some photos to share with us. I’m sure you will come up with something! 🙂


    1. That is true. It takes more of our emotional and creative energy to deal with those situations than I realize, I think. Thanks for the suggestions! The one about how Thailand is handling the pandemic would definitely have lots to write on!

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