Thursday, February 18, 2010

School Days, School Daze

I said in my Resolutions for the New Year post that I was going to challenge myself to write through the times when I am struggling with something personal. As you can see by my lack of blog entries for the months of January and February, I had a difficult time doing so.

It wasn't even a personal struggle, in fact it was a blessing. I prayed for something very specific for my children and that prayer was answered.

Still, it is a time of transition, and so as not to sound annoyingly mysterious, I'm going to share with you that my daughter got into our school of choice for Kindergarten.

It's wonderful and exciting, and quite a relief. Choosing a school when you live in a city is not an easy task. In fact, it can be down-right grueling. It's not like it was where I grew up, and everyone just went to the schools that were closest to their homes. This was a much more stressful process.

So, I'm feeling pretty great, very thankful and optimistic for the upcoming school years!

I am just hoping that I am able to do more writing and that this post wakes me out of my funk.  I do not know why I am struggling so much. I don't know if what I have been experiencing is writer's block? If I just haven't had anything interesting to say? Maybe it's some sort of seasonal depression? Am I bored of blogging?  I don't know what it is, but I just haven't felt inspired to write in a really long time.

Have any of you ever experienced this?  Does anyone out there have any tips on how I might be able to get my creative juices flowing again? 

What do you do to push through the times when you are struggling?


  1. First, congrats! I'm sure that's a huge relief to get the school you wanted:)

    Second, I'm experiences the blogger blues right now myself. I don't really have anything to say. Or the time to say that nothingness. Sometimes forcing yourself to just right something works. Anything. Start with an old childhood memory. Writing what you know always helps.

  2. Thanks Alicia, on all counts! I appreciate you sharing your experience. I feel exactly as you stated. Thanks also for your writing's really good advice and something that I will try to do. Have a great night!