I’m on vacation for literally one day (or not even, since I’d be off for the weekend anyway) and I am already frantically trying to figure out what I want to do. (Psst: the answer is “everything”).
Lately, I can’t say I’m “inspired,” but I sort of feel drawn to the idea of trying to write again; writing was my main creative outlet for the majority of my life, and was something I sort of defined myself by for the better part of my young adulthood. I put writing aside last year in favor of experimenting with and teaching myself some visual art techniques, but I also miss playing around with words, and I’ve spent a significant amount of time this past week curating a Pinterest board of various artistic challenges, not limited to — but certainly including — writing.
I’m thinking I might start one this week. Anyone interested in joining me? I’m thinking of using this one from Nerd Knows Life:
Nerd Knows Life has a few good writing challenges via the link above (the flash fiction challenge is also one I have Pinned with the hopes of completing it at some point), but since poetry is really my bag (being my first literary love and all) that I thought I’d start with this one.
Has anyone else defined themselves as a particular “kind” of artist only to suddenly abandon it (intentionally or not) for something completely unrelated? Did you ever whole-heartedly return to that first love, or did you strike a balance between the old and new? Or did you simply leave it behind and never look back?
It’s Saturday night! Vacation or not, take some time out for yourself. Have a drink, message a friend, watch something fun on Netflix. Relax and recharge. You deserve it.