Got through lunch today with a girlfriend I hadn’t seen in a while and DIDN’T COMPLAIN! This was quite a feat, given I had to fill her in on the whole G saga.
Today however, was a special day. Today I did something. Today I took a step that I have almost taken so many times over the past 6 years. Today I started something that I have been afraid to start for a very long time.
Today I enrolled in a writing course.
And I emailed a creative writer’s group.
The whole reason I started this blog was because I love writing but I didn’t know how.
I wasn’t always like this, I used to write A LOT when I was younger, although it was more creative writing. Then life got in the way, I dropped all of my arts subjects in upper high school to pursue maths & science. Then when I was at uni, I didn’t write all that much but I would spend every spare moment reading. Then I joined the workforce and my reading became career-relevant/technical reading.
And before I knew it, I had lost my ability to be creative. What used to come naturally to me, was now a struggle.
So, I’m going back to school – only for a few days – but I am just super excited to see what I get out of this.
I don’t want to just be writing an online diary. I want to be writing things that inspire, emotive things, interesting things, educational things.
I want to learn how to formulate and organise my thoughts- wouldn’t that be a trick! I cannot wait to apply that learning to many areas of my life!
But most of all, I want to learn to express myself in writing, in a sophisticated, intelligent and thoughtful way.
For the first time in a very long time, I have invested in myself in a meaningful way and it feels so satisfying.