Friday, September 16, 2011

Just Write

Just write. Cursor blinking. Fingers typing. Words filling the page. Just write. It's that simple.

I like to complicate things. I like to obsess about, well about anything really. If it is simple, I make it difficult. If it is difficult, I make it impossible.

My brain flips through an imaginary thesaurus. Not this word, it's not right. It has to be perfect. I need to find that one word which will convey the exact emotion, the exact meaning. I need you to understand what I am trying to say in the way I am trying to say it.

It used to be fun. It used to be a joy to let my fingers fly at the speed of my imagination. It used to be everything I wanted. But I got in the way. My brain said no, it's not good enough.

My heart still tells stories. My imagination still runs through fields of daisies. My fingers yearn to fly. They scream at my brain, "shut up, you big meanie. Let us out to play. It will be good. It will be enough. It will be real."

So brain I'm putting you on notice.

Just write. Cursor blinking. Fingers typing. Words filling the page. Just write. It's that simple.

2 comments:

anymommy said...

It should be simple, but it's often really, really hard. I get it.

ourgloballove said...

I love your blog, however, I'm not sure I've ever commented before. As a fellow blogger I feel your pain of fighting between the desire to write and the brain wanting it to be perfect. Based on the comments that I've seen over the past few months I have been following your blog, I don't think anyone would think anything less of you or your amazing journey if a post isn't perfect. At least I know I wouldn't. I also wanted to let you know that I have awarded you the Liebster Blog Award here: http://ourgloballove.com/general/the-award-goes-to/ Thank you for posting what you do and giving us a little glimpse into the life of an international family. :)