It's easy to feel a lot of pressure as a blogger. Pressure to always be on the top of my game, pressure to always have gorgeous photographs of a gorgeous life to present to the world, as if my entire blog is a giant neon sign that says "Hey, look, I've got my life together!"
When I let this pressure get to me it results in me not blogging at all, because I feel as though I wouldn't be putting out the quality I think readers deserve. As I was discussing this with my husband the other day, he looked at me and said:
"Daryl, I don't think it matters what you're writing about. I think the important thing is that you're just writing."
I sort of stared at him for second, wondering where this wisdom and perfectly worded piece of advice could have possibly come from - but despite my moment of disbelief at my husband's eloquence I can honestly say I don't think truer words have ever been spoken.
I love to write: fiction, non-fiction, poems, articles, essays, you name it. I always excelled in writing courses in school and truly, my love of writing and creativity is the reason I started this blog in the first place.
How easy it was to forget that.
So today I'm just going to write. I'm not quite even sure what about yet, but I'm going to see what my mind and fingers can create in an hour or two of just doing what I love. I encourage you to do the same - write, or photograph, or paint or draw or create, about anything or everything or nothing at all, and don't do it because you feel the need to post to your blog a certain number of times per week. Do it because it makes your heart feel full and happy.
I love my husband and his moments of total genius.