Seriously, thank you so much for writing this. I also write for a living and it’s amazing! I love it! But I’m in the same boat with my personal writing where I feel kind of like I’ve hit a wall with it. I think too it’s easy to get wrapped in in the anxiety of writing for fun and just being an insanely tough self-judge, rather than just sitting down, saying “I want to write a short story,” and just fucking doing it. I love how you talk about jumping out of the comfort zone a little bit. I have a few pieces in mind I straight up haven’t started because they ARE out of my comfort zone, but I’m going to go for it now, because you’re right — that’s what kickstarts that creativity. Thank you for writing this!