Words elude me and yet, I write!
Every morning, I settle down with a cup of tea and my journal, to partake in the process of thought dumping. I love the clarity I get when I am done with clearing my head, laying off things that have been piling up slowly over time. It is a much-needed thing to do when your head is bustling with a lot of thoughts that demand your time and attention on a constant basis.
Thought dumping is therapeutic. It’s like watching someone take out the trash and bring in a clean basket to give you a fresh start for another day. You know the trash will pile up all over again, but at least, you’re not carrying the load from the previous weeks inside, anymore.
That brings me to how Ideas are usually abundant in the mornings. And they come to us only when we are clear in the head, once all our unwanted thoughts are dumped. If we don’t capture these amazing ideas early enough, they run away, and most often, as is the case, they find another home elsewhere, as Liz Gilbert says. I do believe that actually happens.
My mornings are always busy, and the days when I’m very lucky, I get to read something, which hasn’t been happening for a while now. I often dream of having an entire morning to myself to read and write—wishful thinking, I know, but you know, it’s the thought—the fact that it will happen someday propels me forward and brings me this hope that no matter how impossible it might seem right now, it will actually happen and maybe sometime soon.
As I straddle between multiple roles, and the demands of everyday life, the writer in me keeps waiting patiently, for one opportunity to come up—not one to give up— I remain, in waiting, for any chance, however little, to pick up the pen or type away on the laptop.
One step is all it takes to get the ball rolling. One word is how one gets started. One word of encouragement helps ease the mind when the words refuse to flow. Word upon word…that’s all we need to banish the fear when we are stuck. Writing is never easy. That doesn’t mean we should give up.
Words evade me, and yet, I write. Thanks to my angels—you are the wind beneath my wings who nudge me to write every week.
You know who you are—and yes, this week’s post is dedicated to you! <3
Written as part of our #SoulfulSunday freewriting exercise—along with Vinitha, Shilpa and Anamika.