December 2 – Writing. What do you do each day that doesn’t contribute to your writing — and can you eliminate it? (Author: Leo Babauta)
A bit of a discouraging prompt for Day 2, maybe. Only because I have never really identified myself as a writer and I feel like this prompt is geared towards those that do. But I do write.
If I am to answer this question honestly, most of my writing showcased here, save the analytical writing I do at work. And here, the fuel for my writing is my life. The things I am doing when I am not ticka-typing away do not take away from writing, but rather stoke the fire. Things are funny at work? Write about it! Feeling too chubby? Write about it! Have a creative idea rolling around your head that just won’t go away? Write about it!
I could probably write more often and I have noticed a decrease in my blog posts since finishing school (sorry), but I think part of that was a bit of a temporary identity crisis. Until October 19, 2010 I had always been a student. And I started this blog in the throes of a grueling graduate program. Who was I now that I wasn’t a student? And would I still be who my readers were expecting?
Well, I hope I am not always what you were expecting. That’s no fun.
And for the second part of the question, could I eliminate what keeps me from my writing? Eliminate my life?
Yeah, no thanks.