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I can’t believe it’s been nearly a year since I’ve touched this blog.

Part of me wonders why I haven’t been keeping up with writing my thoughts. After all, there’s a lot of seemingly good ideas I think about that I want to share when I’m in the shower.

Then some part of me thinks, “Eh you’ve been busy, with classes and social life and relaxing and all.”

But we all know that’s just an excuse. When we want to set our mind to do something, we can always make time for it. And this is no different.

So why haven’t I been writing more? I think it boils down to perfectionism.

Many times I have an idea on something to write. But instead of writing down a rough draft of my jumbled mess of thoughts and then editing it afterwards, I end up mulling the idea over my head — over and over again, until I’ve thought of it so much I no longer think it’s a good idea to write a blog post about.

I would think, “that’s too simple” or “that’s not interesting enough” and end up abandoning the idea. I always thought I’d come up with a better idea for my next blog post anyway, so I can afford to not write about a specific thought I had. Sometimes, I would also think that my writing is terrible anyway, and no one would want to read it.

Well that’s led to a year of procrastinating. It wasn’t until in my introductory psychology class a couple months back that I started writing down my thoughts again, and that was because we were required to.

To no one’s surprise, certainly not my own, I found writing to help me structure my mind better and really understand how I feel or think about a specific matter.

So now I’m gonna pick up blogging again. Hopefully I keep it up this time.