So, to get me in the habit of writing, I’m going to attempt to blog every day. I spend so much time consumed with thinking about what to write, thinking about work, exercise, what to cross off my ‘to do’ list- it all just becomes counter- productive. Actually putting the action into place is another story! I’m sure you find this- and I’m pretty sure it’s also called writer’s block.
Sometimes, I feel like I have thousands of thoughts battling each other, violently waging a war with each other, with a hope that one of them will be strong enough to inspire me to actually complete one of them. So, here I am, putting all those thoughts into one swift action. I am writing. Lord knows it might just be jibberish to start out with. I am also keeping a ‘writers notebook’ as part of my creative writing course. And, also keeping one for when I am practicising and self-teaching myself short hand. I also make some notes about my daily mindfulness, and I once read that if you keep a diary that it later could become the bones of a good story later on.
I’m sitting here on a Saturday evening, having a weekend off from the Saturday late-night socialising, so that I can finish off some ‘life tasks’ and have some quiet time to study. This week has been quite tiring, as I’ve been slowly getting used to my new job, and undergoing lots of training as part of that. The role itself can be quite draining at times, but also rewarding as you know that you are helping someone.
I also annoyingly discovered in the library earlier that they actuallly have Wi-Fi and are part of the 21st century, and have been for the past few months. So, I have a new place to go study, and not have to spend a fortune on coffee and nuts to make use of the wifi in Costa or Starbucks. Admittedly I did go to Starbucks earlier, and I didn’t do any work there which was nice. Just some general socialising and catch up with friends.
Next week invovles lots of training, sticking to my exercise and training plan that I am making tonight, completing as much writing and short hand training as possible and keeping as sane as possible. You know when you have so many things to do, and I don’t know if you’re anything like me, but it’s either all or nothing. I either give 100% or nothing it all. Next week I am going to destroy all my ‘week tasks,’ get back in shape, and continue to develop myself and my writing habits.
I have been trying to read a variety of genres of fiction lately, to try and get a feel for different styles of writing. I am just about to finish Dan Brown’s ‘The Lost Symbol’- the third installment of the Robert Langdon series, from the best selling Da Vinci Code author. I must say, I didn’t enjoy it as much as Inferno, however the ending tied everything up nicely and I just sped through the pages at an alarming pace, as his books are just amazingly well written with addictive and capitviating story lines. I also really enjoy the fact that I’m learning a lot of historical information from his books, as he goes into detail about symbology and artifacts. While most of it is fiction, the organisations and ideas he writes about are all real- i.e Noetic Science and the Masonries.
Final thoughts and acceptance
This week I also have to complete a few applications and find some super hot playlists to listen to, to get me through this next week- which is going to be pretty long! And whilst practice makes perfect. I simply don’t aspire to gain perfection. I think perfection actually prevents you from gaining your true potential, as yes while it does take a set number of hours to become a master in your chosen passion or area of expertise, the abililty to make mistakes and learn and edit those help to mould something even greater.
I hardly doubt that some of the greatest wonders and treasures in the world were just made within one go, and needed lots of editing and changing here and there. I have learnt from writing and pursuing my passions that this philosophy also helps towards my own ability to grow and develop as a person. Despite what society expects from us and tells us to do, perfection is not attainable and does not lead to happiness. Marilyn Monroe once said, “imperfection is beauty, madness is genius, and it’s better to absolutely ridiculous, than completely boring.” Amen to that.