On Sunday I got a reading from Robert Caruso, who is very good at what he does. The bulk of it was concerned with how to get myself to write, as I know I should be doing, and he told me a lot of very helpful things which should have been obvious before he pointed them out, but weren’t.
I’ve been starting projects and then disconnecting from them, then finding it hard to get back into them and continue. The reason for this is that I let my head get in the way, analyze too much, and that isn’t how writing works (at least for me); I have to be in it, feeling it, experiencing it. Part of the difficulty is that I have an anlytical side which is exercised every day at work. But now that I’ve recognized it, I feel much more confident that I will be able to overcome it and switch to feeling mode more easily. (And he actually told me I would be able to get past it.)
And it seems to me that the problem with being too logical at the expense of feeling is probably adversely affecting other parts of my life, as well. I feel like finding that balance, bringing back the ability to tap into my creativity, will be the key which unlocks the doorways to everything I want to be and achieve in this life. I’m looking forward to it.