I was twenty, almost twenty – one, when I wrote a blog post about giving up writing for the sake of living my life. In the midst of pursuing my ultimate publishing dream, it had come to my attention that I’d forgotten to prioritise the people – and things – that made me happy as well. I was stressed, drowning under the pressure of third year assignments, and desperate to enjoy my final glimpse of student life. So, I did the only thing I knew I could control. I stopped writing and started living. Experiences, I thought, would surely only add to my craft – like tallies on the game of life. And in a way, they did at first. Then, I craved the creative output I’d seemingly chosen to let go.
Now, almost two years later, I’ve found myself facing the same predicament. Only this time, it’s following a year of creative burn out, and I’m not sure whether to embrace the lack of words, or force my characters back into my life. After all, being a twenty-something means constantly feeling inadequate against the test of time. And right now, there just doesn’t seem to be enough hours in the day.
So, as I try to balance adulting, my MSc and everything else that life will surely throw my way, I figured I’d come to my little patch of the internet for some advice…
How do you find the time to work on your creative projects without burning yourself out? Let me know in the comments.
Until next time,