Whenever I go through anything difficult in life, I tell myself, “This will be great for my writing someday.” Bam! Therapy, meaning, AND enriched writing skills, all in one. That’s what I love about being a writer. It’s productivity and escapism in one package. It’s a meaning in itself and a vehicle with which to explore meaning. It’s solitude and communication at the same time. It’s pain and comfort, catharsis and vacation from worry, conflict and resolution.
Well, I’m going through a big, difficult transition right now (hence the lack of any posts this week), and although there are painful aspects to this change, I intend to take my new life by the horns and use these experiences to deepen myself and my work. I would advise any writer in tough times to repeat that mantra: This will be great for my writing someday. Almost anything can become bearable, with that in mind.