I went for a walk on Sunday looking for a little inspiration. I veered off my normal path and ended up here. Pretty darn spectacular I think. There was one problem though, the water was fairly close to the highway so even though it was a gorgeous spot, it was noisy and not in a relaxing way :(.
Anyway, I blocked the noise as best I could as I poked around. While I was embracing nature I found a little acorn in my path. Since acorns are really just stored up potential ready to burst forth and turn into a tree, I decided to keep this little acorn as my mascot. It is a symbol of new beginnings and potential.
You see, since I’ve made a commitment to write every day, the writing has turned into work. Perhaps a physical representation of potential, of something waiting to burst forth will help.
I find that my creativity seems to have shut down. I have a feeling it is me shutting down though. If I don’t actually write a book then I can’t actually fail can I? I don’t know if that is me balking against a new challenge or if the process is harder now that I’m not just throwing together blog posts for fun.
I think I need to do something different, something out of the ordinary, something to shake things up. Perhaps I need a road trip; somewhere different from the regular old hangouts. Or maybe I need to push myself out of my comfort zone. Maybe I need to paint or dance or play with playdoh. Maybe I just need to take a notebook and write in the park for a change.
Tomorrow I’m going to do something different, with enough shaking something is bound to come loose.