I used to think facing a blank canvas was hard. But you know what is really hard, as in suffocating every creative or original thought that you might possibly have? A blank blog post. Especially when your blog has already been languishing away with barely a once-a-month post for the past year or more, the blank screen can be paralyzing. And it's not like I haven't tried. I've written and rewritten this post in my head a hundred times but never made it to the computer. Some of the problem is just not having the time I'm used to to blog and search the internet for new inspiration. But mostly, it is just facing that Blank Screen, getting back into the swing of writing, creating, and sharing. I want to do it. I need to do it. I'm not ready to let go of my blogging past. I do occasionally have ideas worth sharing, but it takes a lot more motivation than I seem to have had lately.
So I've been waiting around for the perfect get-back-to-blogging idea to pop into my brain. A segway from the spotty blog post past to the happy blogging-is-second-nature-to-me-now future I envision. Then it occurred to me, I tell myself and everyone else not to be intimidated by the blank canvas. Not to worry about the outcome, but to just jump into it and trust the process. Get some color on the page and just have fun. And it's darned good advice. So I decided (for lack of a better idea) to apply that to blogging. I'm just going to jump back into it and try to have fun with it again! Don't judge me too harshly if you notice my eyes are closed.
So, here are some journal pages I've worked on since I last shared in, oh, October 2012 or so. Most are as complete as they ever will be. Some may have a few things added here and there eventually. Did anyone else get hooked on that show Lie to Me? Not the best show on earth, but I loved it. Especially learning tricks to discerning when someone's lying or not. An awesome skill to have. Must research microexpressions when I have a chance.
Whew! Am I ever glad that's over with! They say taking that first step is half the work. Honestly, it felt like the 3 hours I just spent editing photos was at least 2/3 of the work--but whatever! With that weight lifted, I feel like nothing can stop me now! Right after I take a nap. I'm exhausted.