Every now and then, you need someone to shake you up a bit and be like, “Mm-hmm, girlfriend, I feel you. But honey, you, you’ve got to lay off yourself sometimes.” (It helps if you think of that last sentence in a gangsta voice.) And um, all I have to say is that you should listen to that inner voice because when you don’t, you’re sinking deeper into the pit of doom (and this never ends, it’s a vicious circle – trust me!). I have my methods and ways of crawling out of that big, black hole whenever I feel like it. But then again, I wonder why I let myself fall into a crater so fucking deep in the first place? If you’re confused, some of what I’m saying is sort of related to blogging as well… you have these thoughts of being a perfect writer, a narrator of beautiful stories, blah, blah, blah but it’s okay sometimes if you just CAN’T do it. We all get brain-blocked. Instead of blogging and feeling irritated about your post later (case in question: this particular post!), the smart move would be to just step away (or talk it out). Being stuck to your computer all day with nowhere-near-than-perfect writing done will drive you insane. Take a breather. I just did (and I hope my rant helped your thoughts a little)! Breaks are good, don’t let anyone tell you otherwise.
Artwork by Roanna Fernandes