Sunday, May 08, 2016

Hello from the otter side


Wasn't it Albert Einstein who said 'Madness is doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results?' It seems every time life gets hectic, the first thing I tend to do is put writing on the back-burner. It is step one of My Survival Guide to Life and it is a very crazy and messed-up one because I LOVE WRITING!

For so long I dreamt of being an author and writing enough romance and supernatural novels to cover up the walls of every teenage romantic's room, floor to ceiling, twice. Now it takes me ten minutes to come up with two somewhat coherent sentences. I can feel the telling twinge of a headache right between my eyes and a more noticeable one at the back of my head from having to think so hard.

The art of writing has been described by many authors as a muscle. And just like any other muscle in the body, it needs regular exercise and conditioning to be able to work efficiently and improve. The months I blogged, I was able to open myself to a wider world of creativity and new ideas that I could incorporate into every aspect of my life, even school. ( Yeah, I know, don't underestimate the power of blogging.)

When I decided to close the metaphorical door on blogging, I also closed myself of to so much more. School work began to take over my life. I quit my job to be able to have more time to focus on the subjects I was struggling with. I stopped reading. I barely had time to eat or sleep.I was losing too much weight too fast. I was burning myself out. It was really no surprise when it all finally caught up to me. I woke up to my first ever cold sore ( hello herpes) and all the nastiness that came with it. The fever, the aches, tiredness, irritability....the whole package.

Two days of bed rest is a lot of time for thinking but that's a story for another day. However I realized that I really missed writing and blogging in general and I was a right eejit for not realizing it sooner. Maybe it's because I am of the first generation to be raised by the internet? You know, the ones that still remember what it's like to play with friends outside the range of a mobile phone or WiFi or what a Tamagotchi is, buuuut are still tech savvy enough to be asked by parents and grandparents to explain technology.

Blogging gave...gives me a platform to express myself (even more than I already do). It's how I converse with my internet mother and worldwide family of internet siblings and friends. I love it and I miss it.

So I'm back and will forever be thanking the eye opening power of Herpes Simplex Type 1.

Also I realize there is no correlation between the title of the post and what you just read but as far as misheard lyrics go, I found it pretty funny. But here is a cute otter to make up for it.

Till next time my lovelies xxx




7 comments:

  1. Glad you're back to writing, Theresa! I also did a break with blogging, which I regret because it's important to be consistent, but I'm also back now. We just need to focus on doing what we love cause it's also good for our health! :)

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    1. You're so right Jessica!! Why must we deny ourselves the things we love? I'm defintely happy to be back again, that's for sure xxx

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  2. Glad you're back to writing, Theresa! I also did a break with blogging, which I regret because it's important to be consistent, but I'm also back now. We just need to focus on doing what we love cause it's also good for our health! :)

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    1. Thank you so much Una! Think its safe to say, I won't be walking away from blogging any time soon! xxx

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  3. I too love writing! I used to hate it during my school years, but I love it now!♡
    Isobel x

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    1. I totally share your love Isobel. Writing has to be one of the greatest forms of expression ever!
      Theresa xxx

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