#WeekendCoffeeShare – Writing Again… Maybe

If we were having coffee, I would offer you a cup of something hot, coffee, or tea if you’d prefer, or whatever, and we would sit back and sip and sigh contentedly. I would say that it’s nice to see you, and it’s been a while, and a long while at that, since we’ve gotten together.

I didn’t mean to be gone so long, but there was this slippery slope of work and running and vacation and all other manner of things that I went sliding down. It was hard climbing out (slippery, remember), what with work and life commitments pulling me further and further down into that pit. Not to mention the ole self-doubt monster. That one is the worst, causing thoughts of just quitting altogether, deleting the blog, throwing out all handwritten pieces of stories, deleting social media accounts, the whole she-bang, because no one cares anyway, and couldn’t the time be better used elsewhere. Oh, the aspersions cast by the self-doubt monster!

I suppose the biggest elsewhere to use the time is fitness and to be more specific running. It is a rather worthy elsewhere, I think. I love running, and yes, I realize that not everyone agrees or comprehends that statement, but I do. I WANT TO RUN. Run far and perhaps moderately fast and often, but man is it a time eater. Think of it. Even if you were capable of going out for six miles at a six minute pace (I’m more like a 10 minute pace, but we’re hypothesizing here), the run itself is 36 minutes. Then, factor in warm-up time, stretching, and showering because ew, and you’ve gone through an hour and a half easy. When you’re slower (like me), the time commitment increases.

With that said, I would tell you that I’m not even considering quitting running. Only injury will stop that, and oh the pains I’m taking to prevent yet another injury. (Another time eater, but it has to be done.)

Probably the biggest negative driver was a busy time at work that took the desire to write away, and when that busy time calmed a bit, the desire didn’t return. The self-doubt monster showed up in its place.

Should we refresh these cups? I think so.

Once we started our second cups of whatever, I would say that the desire has been slowly building within me once again. I want to write, much in the same way that I want to run. I’m not sure I could have said that a month ago, but there it is. I WANT TO WRITE, so I’m starting here (well, I actually kinda started yesterday but…) and will continue until something causes me to stop.

At this point, I would wish you luck in your endeavors and accept graciously the luck that you wish upon me and mine. Thanks for that! See ya back here in a week or two. Have a great week!


WeekendCoffeeShare is an informal weekly link-up hosted now by Eclectic Alli that serves as something of a mind-dump for the week. If there are typos and what-not found here, I apologize, but mind-dump. I don’t do a lot of editing here as I like that it is more a stream of consciousness type post, normally written while drinking coffee, listening to music, and reflecting on the week gone by.

If you would like, you can write and post your own Weekend Coffee Share here with the rest of us coffee drinking fiends!

13 thoughts on “#WeekendCoffeeShare – Writing Again… Maybe

  1. Hey Russell. Yea, you raise some good but over-thought points about why keep blogging. I can offer you a few counter arguments in favor of keeping up.

    1) There are more women in this coffee gang than me. Don’t abandon us brother. Equal representation and all.

    2) Think of any family funeral you recently attended. Didn’t someone mention that they wish they knew the deceased better and how great it would be if someone had written down some of their history and thoughts and challenges and passions and … Our blogs can fill that desire for legacy. My daughter used this argument to get me started and thus I know my site traps some of my view of my place in the world. I’ll never be a Hemmingway, but my life matters to my family, but I won’t be around forever and my children will have my blog to point to someday, hopefully long from today, as one source of what I was thinking and recalling, stuff I would love to have from my own parents and grandparents and many others.

    3) Along with being a runner out there building you body, you’re also an artist seeking a means of expression and that blog, like running, takes both time and effort – but pays off as an outlet for the artist inside you.

    Keep at it. You need this and we miss you when you’re away. Just make sure someone knows how to access it for legacy use.

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    1. Thanks Gary! You’re right of course, especially point 3. The writing does take time, but it is very satisfying, so much like running. I just have to get better at juggling, I guess.

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    1. Probably, I’ve never tried Zumba, but from what I can see it’s pretty intense. As far as that muse goes, I’m thinking of locking it in the closet so that it can’t get away again, lol! Have a great week Colline and Happy Canada Day!

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