When I write, I am often beset on all sides by the bees in my brain.
And so, I shall remember these 10 truths:
💛 I LOVE WRITING. Writing is thinking, creating, and I can’t not do it.
Remember why I started: to give voice to ideas that are important to me.
💛 The first draft is already perfect, just by existing — which is its sole purpose.
💛 If my phone is far away from me, it doesn’t pull at me so strongly.
💛 I do not have to follow people on social media if what they post makes me feel like shite — even if I love those people.
💛 Keep notebooks everywhere. Ev.Ry.Where. And pens.
💛 Use voice notes when I can’t write. Then transcribe them into notebooks.
💛 “Be who you are — and be that well.” (St Francis de Sales)
💛 When I am stuck, I just have to move my body. It doesn’t necessarily matter why I’m stuck. Just get unstuck, fast. Move my body. Change my thoughts.
💛 I have the right to write badly because then I get to improve it.
And a bonus truth that is probably the truthiest truth of all:
💛 We only get to good through bad.
A brief note on notebooks: I wrote this in a notebook a couple of years ago and promptly forgot about it.
I opened the notebook at random this morning and found it.
What are the truths that help you to create work that matters to you?
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