Wednesday, May 6, 2020

When Dreams Fall Apart
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Sometimes the path we have set changes so suddenly, we lose ourselves especially when it shatters our dreams. A perfectly-not-so-perfect world is thrown off its axis and it becomes difficult to hang onto.

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Without saying too much, something in my life has changed so drastically that I've lost my will to write, to create! I've been living in survival mode to the point that almost everything has lost its pleasure. I think of writing as something glorious I once enjoyed and yearn for those days of old (it was only earlier this year that I'd written something, so 2 months without writing is a lot for me).

Today, I decided to read a few children's stories to my 7 year old that I'd written several years ago and am feeling some small stirrings awaken.

Writing has always been a part of me--through thick and thin. It's my source of escapism, my place of sanity. Knowing this brings peace because I've always come back to it.

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I find the best way to awaken my desire to get back into writing is by reading a few of my works for the fun of it. I will start there. I hope to bring it back to life.

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As for the rest of me, I will be good to myself and appreciate the little things in life that have always brought a smile.

How do you get back to your writing after facing a crisis?


  1. You realize it's happened before and more forward.

    1. There's no better place than moving forward. Thank you!

  2. So sorry to hear you're going through a tough time, Elizabeth. I hope you get through it and find the joy again.

  3. I'm glad you're getting your writing mojo back. I'm afraid I don't have much advice, though.

    I'm a nurse, so--except for wearing a mask all day at work--my life hasn't changed much during this pandemic. I still work full time. I still get a full paycheck. My daughter works at the local grocery, so we have had an easier time getting food than most.

    My trouble with writing has been that, now that all my kids have graduated high school, they are not gone from 6:30 to 3:00 M-F like they used to be. I get interrupted at all times of the day. Maybe when I finally retire, I'll be able to sink back into my stories.

    1. The tale of a good mother never ends! Thank you. :)


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