Did you ever do that exercise in English class where everyone had to write for five minutes without talking. Maybe it was in a creative writing class, and maybe it was also a way to get everyone quiet before the lesson began. Whatever the reason, it was always easier to write in silence than in noise. It was always easier to think with nothing else filling your head. And even if you sat for four minutes in silence while everyone else wrote, that fifth minute you finally figured out what to say, and you were disappointed when the time was up. So how do you drown out the world and write again?
The answer: just wait, it will happen.
It’s been over a week since I wrote a real post. And while I would never claim my blog to be thought-provoking it is in some ways a release for me, and it’s definitely a way to share what’s been in my head. So was my brain empty these last days while I’ve been silent? No, in fact, the opposite has been true. I’ve been thinking constantly, and it’s my own thoughts and the noise of them that have been drowning out my writing.
So I had to wait, wait until the silence came and I could just write. And while this post may not be the same kind of sharing I normally do, it was the sharing I needed to do to get back on track.
If you’re having trouble drowning out an external noise you should definitely check out these wood earbuds from Thinksound which conduct the sound much clearer than their plastic counterparts.
And for some suggestions of tunes, these songs have been replaying over and over on my iTunes lately:
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