Writing through the draining bits of real life takes a bit of work and I’ve found it flavors anything put down on paper–which isn’t always a good thing.
Sometimes real life just plain sucks…but you don’t know it so you’re content to wade in the mire, happy that at least you’re not neck deep like the other fools around you. That is, until you look around and realize that you’re not only up to your neck, but you’re about to go under.
That story never ends, “Happily Ever After.”
However, just like in writing–you have to be willing to go there and experience, validate, and own every single emotion, frustration, and struggle, while pulling yourself up out of whatever it is you’ve gotten bogged down in.
Pain is inevitable. Suffering is totally optional. While I write my way through the pain of my reality, I use my words to stave…
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