The day started off well enough. I woke up snuggling with my two-year-old daughter, who then, in her usual adorable way, commanded me to “get up” (say please!) so that we could go about our day.
We had a hilarious conversation during the car ride to school, during which she insisted that sharks eat pancakes and wear pants. I mean, does anyone really know what goes on in the ocean deep? She could be right.
As I started the 20-minute drive home, however, I couldn’t help but notice the pounding in my left temple. By the time I arrived in my driveway, all I could do was pop some ibuprofen, slip on my eye mask, bury myself under the comforter, and hope that rest and darkness would halt the inevitable migraine.
I dragged myself downstairs, trying to will into fruition the energy to write this week’s blog. I already had several ideas in the pipeline, but I wanted to write none of them.
And then, my lightbulb moment: when in doubt, write what you feel.
What I feel right now is lousy. But that is my truth on this St. Patrick’s Day of March 2017, so that is what I have written.
Today, as you have witnessed, it’s a different story. And guess what? That’s okay!
We all have days like this. Not just as writers, but as humans. It’s impossible to be running at full throttle every single day.
I normally endeavor to infuse positivity into my blogs, so here it is: despite the migraine and the sense that today I am a failure, I was still able to write! I did what I had to do.
Because writers are defined by what they do: we write.
And tomorrow I’ll continue my dual pursuits of conquering the world and making the perfect cup of coffee.
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