"I am at a loss to conceive how a man should permit himself to write anything that would be truly disgraceful to a woman, or why a woman should be censured for writing anything that would be proper and becoming for a man."

20 August 2010

Stop talking. Brain thinking. Hush.

Lack of blog posts indicates lack of mental capability to focus thoughts enough to have coherent opinions that don't turn into tangental ramblings. Then this line popped into my head after telling myself to focus for about the eight-hundredth time. It caused me to realize that, to continue quoting, time is not the boss of me. Too often I think in terms of deadlines (usually self-imposed), or needs that aren't actually needs, and allow these things to distract from what I want to do -- which is write, or create -- to have an outlet beyond escapism that is actually productive. This balance becomes increasingly difficult to find with a full-time job during the day and the bulk of the remainder of my hours consumed by a show. Still, if you don't carve out time for yourself to write, even if it has to come in brief, stolen moments, nothing gets accomplished. Ever.
None of this comes as a revelation, but at times reminders are necessary to return focus to what really matters, what satisfies the inner-creator.
So this is my little shout-out for myself and anyone else whose buried under too many 'other' aspects of life keeping them from doing what they truly want to be doing: take some time to deal with whatever must be dealt with, then take the time to push it all away, focus on yourself, ask yourself what you WANT to be doing at that moment and indulge. Give yourself permission to write or play music or dance or draw or otherwise engage your mind creatively for a while. The rest of your life will still be there when you return, but you'll be more refreshed and confident you can handle it all -- because you can. And you can do it without sacrificing your creative outlets.
Be good to yourself and your creative mind -- because there's only one you, and if you don't create the kind of art or writing or theatre or film or world-at-large you want to live in, who will?

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