It’s a new year, and that means new projects, new goals, and new ways to motivate myself to not feel terrible about myself.
I’ve always struggled with my self-esteem and especially when it comes to my writing. Usually when I’m stuck at home and writing, it’s hard to remember that what I do is relatively good and worth sharing.
I’ve been away at my residency this past week for Sierra Nevada College. And usually, residencies happen in, you guessed it, Nevada. But this time around, we flew out to Jamaica. It’s been so gorgeous here and the weather is really doing wonders for my depression and I’ve been able to look at myself and remind myself that what I do is good.
Being here, surrounded by like minded people, definitely helped me revitalize myself and my writing. I feel better about myself and my writing, and I want to write more than I have before.
I was burned out after last semester and having written 117k words in four months (which I mean, Yay! I wrote a whole novel!), and all I wanted to do was sleep for a whole month afterwards.
But now I feel much better, I feel empowered and like I’m more than ready to tackle this next semester.