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ONE BLOGGER’S PROCESS OF CREATION

June 20, 2013

Libreoffice writer

Ah…the dreaded blank page! This is something we have all come face to face with at least some of the time and truthfully, there aren’t too many things that provoke the intimidating feelings that a blank screen can.

But for us bloggers who have weathered the storm and stared at that screen long enough. we know the sheer joy of release that comes once the words start to tumble forth. We’ve experienced the lifting of the weight – like the raising of the gates of flood waters, barreling forward. And it doesn’t matter one single bit where the tide goes, it is as if it has been per-programmed with a destination of its own making, and we’re just being carried along for the ride.

So, the process of creating these dimensions onto the page fulfills a sense of wonder within us. The discovery of the form and shape that will be created fuels our curiosity and thrills our sense of imagination further. And the journey of what it feels like to be able to mold something out of what seems to be non-existent lifts us even higher.

Add to this glorious experience of creativity, the emotional unleashing of deep and hidden sensations and feelings; the freedom that this provides, and maybe, just maybe, you can appreciate why some of us blog.

How many of us experience being able to change feelings of intimidation into a sense of accomplishment and mastery before our very eye? The transition from nothingness to creation can be a quick one, sometimes taking no more than a few minutes. And for those of us who have experienced it, something that can become almost effortless once it begins.

Pen and Paper

Pen and Paper

Writing free-form, just for the sake of flow and release, can be one of the most exhilarating feelings you’ll ever experience! Watching the page fill almost magically before your eyes, as the words practically write themselves – clambering over each other as they tumble forth onto what had just been a complete void, without form, shapeless; presents a writer with a remarkable sense of freedom and purpose.

Water Colors

Water Colors

Like an sculptor who sits before a clump of cold clay, or an artist who sits before an empty canvas, like a musician who sits and hears a song yet to be sung, or the dancer who moves their body to music that has not yet been choreographed; so bloggers sometimes sit facing the screen with no words. We all wait for the moment when the emptiness begins to take its shape, when we begin to design and create, at times seamlessly, breathing life into something unborn.

To all my fellow writers, I wish you more of these moments when we can free ourselves enough to allow the creativity to course through our veins. I wish us all the ability to express the joy we experience and the love we feel to others. We have been granted a special gift of being able to share this with others in some form or fashion and to somehow express the blissfulness of creation.

ABOUT ME

I’m a licensed clinical social worker and have worked extensively as a counselor with children, adolescents, couples and families. I combine professional experience in the mental health field along with my love of writing to provide insight into real-life experiences and relationships. I hope my down-to-earth approach to living a happier, more meaningful life is easy to understand and just as easy to start implementing right away for positive results!

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