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WILLING MYSELF
It seems to take a gargantuan effort to get here and then when I do, meh. I am lame, admittedly. I have been blogging/journaling online/writing here since August of 2003. Dude! that is TEN YEARS!!

I used to write 1-2 times a DAY in the beginning and once a day for years and years. Big, long, looping posts full of wishes and dreams and memories and happenings and what not. Now? I seem to have trouble conjuring up a simple paragraph describing my day, much less anything of actual importance.

I know that bloggers and writers go through sterile periods and that sometimes life just takes over and drives you full speed past all the posting exits, but those are just excuses, right? If I really wanted or needed to be writing, I'd be doing it. Oh, I'm READING. And sometimes commenting. And though you may not realize it, I'm CARING. But if a tree falls in the forest, and I don't comment on it, how will the tree know I give a damn?

Some of this is jetlag talking, but some of it has been percolating for a long time, as my posts get more and more infrequent and less and less readable or relevant.

What I need is some Moonstruck slap-in-the-face SNAP OUT OF IT mojo.

My life is going just fine; I am busy, the kids are busy, and Christmas is coming. And I have so many things to dooooooooooooo ... but still, that is no excuse. I have not been putting words together. I will write more. I will.
tired
mood: tired
music: none. just me.


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"But if a tree falls in the forest, and I don't comment on it, how will the tree know I give a damn?"

I love that line, Liz.

How about committing to writing once a week, and if you can't come up with the flower that you want, make lists!

Well, I've managed 3 times this week, despite my moaning, so maybe there's hope for me after all! :D

Hey, it's still summer, technically speaking, you still have plenty of time before Christmas.

Busy-ness does tend to put a damper on the desire or the need to write but I'm sure it will work its way back in to your life.

100-ish shopping days, woman!!

You are a busy busy person, and it's nice to hear our thoughts even when they are rushed. I've just done an entry and made it private, as it's so much navel-gazing that it is really only a form of therapy just now.

I hope to get back on track too. I think I have recently missed my LJ anniversary of 10 years (when I was expecting child number four, who is now approaching ten, or at least is well over the 9-and-a-half-mark)

It is fantastic to be able to look back at times when I was writing regularly. I'm sure there is a way to get back to that! For you as well!

That's always incentive for me to write: that written record for posterity all printed and bound in books for each year. :)

Edited at 2013-09-13 06:31 pm (UTC)

From Megsie

I haven't posted for a couple of weeks either. I am swamped and exhausted. No judgement for not writing, just letting you know that I love reading your words, and excuses are just that...why you are not writing...or why I am not writing right now. Life takes over...that is part of it.

And...apparently so are...the "..." or...ellipsis...in this...comment.

xo!

Re: From Megsie

Swamped and exhausted sounds about right. Life is a bully sometimes! Hang in there, my friend!

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