Have you ever felt like there is something you need to do but you are not exactly sure what that something is? Or if you know what that something is, you have very little idea how to go about doing it or where to begin asking for help.
I know I did. For me that something was creating.
See, I knew I wanted to create but I wasn’t sure what I was wanting to do or how to go about doing it. I knew I wanted to make something real and truthful. Something I actually gave a shit about – but I had no idea what that was.
See the problem here?
Not knowing what to do, I did nothing at all. I let myself get side tracked in my domestic pursuits, carefully building a wall of excuses, successfully hiding my desire to make. But that kind of problem solving solves very little. Without the release of creating, it formed a pressure cooker of sorts. Turning me into a grade A asshole at times.
I was mean because I was mad. Mad at myself. Mad at the world. But it would be this pent up anger that would act as the catalyst to finally create some change in routine. (Along with a solid quarter life crisis – but more on that later)
It is funny how when you decide you are ready, the exact lesson, person, idea, inspiration, comes to you. Like it was always there, you just needed to remove your head from your undercarriage to experience it properly.
“You come to me for advice, but you can’t cope with anything you don’t recognize? Hmmm. So, we’ll have to tell you something you already know but make it sound like news, eh? Well, business as usual, I suppose.”
-Oracle sitting on top of a pole, Mostly Harmless, Douglas Adams
I love this quote so much because it couldn’t be any more true. Usually we already know what we need. But for one reason or another, the information has issues coming to the surface. It takes experiencing what we already know to be true in a fresh way to cut through the noise and speak to us.
That is the purpose of this blog. To tell you what you already know and make it sound like news. That way, you too can begin creating the strange truth speaking creations that you need making, in turn releasing your pent up aggression in a more productive manner.
What causes you to foam over with irritation? What provokes you to angrily lash out to those that are unfortunate enough to be within close proximity? Find it so we can talk about it. Make it sound like news, so we can get on to the good bits.
P.S. I really hate when writers throw quote after quote at you. Like, I get it. That quote spoke to you and says exactly what you want to express yourself, but damn it, I don’t read people work to re-read overused quotes. In my opinion, it is the writer’s job to express such information. That is why writers write. So I promise that the quote sharing will be kept to a minimum. Pinky square.