I love writing. I love the act of creating something with words. I love the click clack on the keyboard. I love notebook paper and a #2 pencil. I love being surprised by what shows up on the page. I even love reading about writing. I simply love writing.
It makes me think of that adolescent retort of, “well if you love it so much why don’t you marry it?” That’s a really good question. If I love writing so much, then why am I not more committed to it? Why have I not posted on my blog in 4 months?
Yes, very good question. And I know the answer. Because I don’t make it a priority, that’s why. Even though I know that my creativity is directly linked to the peace and contentment that I feel in sobriety, I still find myself going months without painting or writing. It’s not a healthy thing for me to be abstinent from creativity.
Writing, painting, physical exercise, healthy food, and meditating are essential to my sobriety. For some reason I always make exercise, good food and meditation a top priority (thank god), but creativity is an area that is more easily put on the back burner.
By writing about this, I’m publicly committing to a more valiant effort of keeping my creative fires stoked. Especially throughout the winter!
What about you?