I am a professional list maker. I even have a list yourself book that helps with self-discovery as if my childhood and adult diaries and journals didn’t serve that purpose. I have a ton of notebooks and notepads lying around my house, inserted into my work-bag or handbag containing numerous lists. There is the grocery list, the bills-to-pay list, the to-do list, the books-to-read list, the change my life list, the list of great ideas and the next big invention list. Some things have been checked off but, a lot haven’t and I am not deterred. It is interesting to look back on lists that I created years ago to see how many things I have actually accomplished. And even though there are things that have not been checked off as of yet, I am still making and updating lists. On one of my most recent lists I pledged to post more. I realized that writing in and of itself is therapeutic for me. Sometimes I get so caught up in the details of things that the task appears daunting and nothing ever gets done because I have postponed the hefty task until a later date (usually “when I have more time,” ha ha ha).
My recommendation for those of you writers who have experienced these droughts and your emotions have been in the toilet, I can only offer you one simple piece of advice and that is to Write! It feels good to post or write in my notebook and share with others. And once I write, no matter what it is about, I find that my creative juices begin to flow. As a single mama, time seems to move so fast with all of my to-do’s. I just want to be able to say that each day, at some point, I wrote something important to me and that my children can look back to learn from. Write on!!!