Day 26: Keep Going.

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“It’s hard to know what I should do.”

Keep going.

“There’s hurt and pain and everything’s wrong.”

Keep going.

“I don’t see the way.”

Keep going.

“I’ve fallen before.”

Keep going.

“I feel so helpless.”

Keep going.

 

One thing I can tell you

His word is true.

One thing I can tell you

He will come through.

One thing I can tell you

It’s not over yet.

One thing I can tell you

Have no more regrets.

 

For there is One who

Will make the darkness light

There is One who

Does everything right.

 

So you’re broken, lost and hurting

Keep going.

This one thing I can tell you –

There is One who can save.

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I know I Should Write (but first let me just…)

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Why is it so hard to blog consistently?

(Read above question as: why am I being lazy and finding several other things to do instead of blogging?)

It’s annoying, because I genuinely enjoy writing. But I’ve let it slip from my routine, and it’s true that the longer you put something off, the harder it is to start again.

Like exercising.

Writing is like exercise. Yes, I like this analogy.

Welcome to a writer’s internal dilemma, much like that of someone who should be exercising (read – me):

“It’s important.”
but it takes effort.
“It’ll be worth it.”
But it’s tiring.
“It’s for my benefit.”
but it’s challenging,
“I should really just do it.”
But I don’t really want to.
“If I keep putting it off, I’ll start to regret it, and time is just gonna fly by.”
But… Oh, look at the time! Well I can’t write now, I have to cook dinner/tidy up/wash the dishes/walk my turtle (etc…)

Too many excuses.

And you see, as I’ve started to type the words are now just flowing out and my brain is thinking, ‘gosh why didn’t I do this sooner?’

It’s been said that the only way to get better at writing is to write. And I’m pretty sure the best way to get over writer’s block is to write. So that’s what I’m going to do. I’m posting this to hold myself accountable.

From now, until the end of August, I will blog every day. EVERY DAY.

I don’t know what about. I don’t know if what I say will be interesting or beneficial to the blogosphere, but I do know that it will help me to be consistent. All writing practise is good, right? Right. Write.

Ha.

I did consider starting on the first of August, to make it a month of blogging, but if I put it off any longer I’ve this feeling that I might end up not doing it. You know how easy it is to ‘forget’ to do something when you find it a bit of a chore. Well, I don’t consider writing to be a chore. But then, sometimes it feels like it is.
If writing is really something that I’m good at and that I enjoy, then it’s a skill worth honing. I need to challenge myself, and stop hiding in excuses.

Being consistent and disciplined is important.

A wise woman once said “in consistency lies the power”. And so, thus begins my consistency journey.

I will write. Every day.

This could be the start of a beautiful self-discovery journey as a writer.

Or it could be a whole lot of waffle.

Either way, it’s happening!