Some mornings it’s really hard to write because I don’t feel good physically. Other days, I don’t feel good mentally. Today I feel ok on both fronts, but my creative flow isn’t there so much…I don’t have any ideas springing from my fingertips right now. This weekend was hard. The kids were here and I was sick and I hate when that happens, and everything got cancelled or delayed in some way. Then I find myself here on a Monday, already behind scheduled, trying to peck out a blog when really, I don’t feel like it.
But I’m not sick and I’m not depressed so I have no earthly reason to put off all I’ve to do, and so I pull out one of my favorite old coping mechanisms, “the Chandler.”
As a kid, Friends was one of my favorite TV shows. When Monica and Chandler were getting married, he had a full-on freak out and went and hid in his office. Ross found him there, and convinced him to get on with his day one step at a time. “All you gotta do is go home and take a shower,” he said. So, Chandler did. Then, “all you have to do is put on your tux,” and so on and so forth. I pull out this trick when I am feeling especially overwhelmed.
So, this morning, I said “all you gotta do is get dressed.” And I did. “All you gotta do is get some coffee.” So, I did. “All you gotta do is get to the office.” Here I am.
But then comes the writing, and there goes the brain, fritzing out on me so that I’m staring at the ceiling and wondering where that cobweb came from.
Other things I have to do today include cleaning and showering and updating my Patreon and sending out submissions and honestly, I would rather be there than here. My blog may feel a little neglected, but my heart just isn’t in it.
I was musing to Mark what I should write about and he said “Why don’t you write about how hard it is to blog sometimes” and I thought nah…been there, wrote that. Alas, here I am again, with the struggle. Of course there’s that slight fear that it’s an oncoming block, but I am confident it’s just a lazy blog day. Anyhoo…happy Monday, folks.