Setting It Aside

A free writing ramble…

Lis Hubert
Mar 28, 2018 · 1 min read

For the first time in a long time I have no idea what to write about. It’s true my “free writing” pieces usually are somewhat planned. I’ll at least have a bullet point or two that I’ve saved somewhere I can look to for inspiration.

Not so today.

This new experience forces me to ask myself: Should I just not write at all? Mmmmm. Maybe?

I’ll spare you (and me) the manifesto on how one “just needs to write” to solve all their writing woes. And, I’ll stop before telling you it doesn’t matter if what comes out is good or not, rather it’s that you just need to write in order to “figure it out”.

Maybe sometimes you just don’t want to write. Maybe you have NO IDEA what you want to do, or should do, instead. Perhaps you just aren’t in the mood for it all. Is that even an option you’ve allowed yourself?

I certainly haven’t. Or, I haven’t in a long, long while at least. Maybe I should give it a go.

The challenge for myself today then is to set aside the writing, the to-dos, the schedule; and simply see who I am without it all. Seems easy enough. Though I’d be lying if I didn’t tell you I’m scared at what I’ll find.

Actually, what I’m really scared of is I’ll find nothing at all.

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