For as long as this blog has been a thing, it has been mainly about writing. I am, as you might know, a writer and writing is one of the few topics I feel I am knowledgeable enough to write about. But see, that’s part of the problem.
I’ve always had issues with fear of failure. Unless I’m sure I can be good at something right away, I usually don’t attempt to try anything new. I’m good with what I know. It’s safe. Unfortunately, this has left me with a very limited set of life skills and experiences. Anxiety also plays a part in this. Being constantly afraid of the unknown leads to little, if any, branching out.
I want to change this. I’ve been a writer for almost twenty years and still, I’m unpublished. The reason? Fear.
There are plenty of other things that I want to attempt and do with my life. Things that I’ve perpetually put on hold because the timing in my life wasn’t quite right or I felt I wasn’t good enough yet. I want to travel more. I want to run a marathon. I want to learn photography. I want to learn video editing. I want to learn how to disassemble and reassemble a bicycle. I want to stop being so afraid of social interaction with other humans. The list goes on.
I’d like to expand on the definition of The Block. It has become so much more than simple writer’s block. The Block is every whisper of doubt. It’s the hot wave of anxiety that keeps one from taking a plunge off the high dive. It’s that everyday voice telling you that you’ll never amount to anything.
Of course, I’ll still use this space to discuss writing technique, to share my original works. But I want to expand the scope a bit. I want to talk more about the daily struggles of mental health, I want this to be a space for positivity and promotion of self-growth.
Here’s to the demolition of the block.