“On the Rocks” is an idiom that stands for a relationship that isn’t doing so well. At least that is one way to look at it. I have to say that I’m lucky in that I don’t have relationship issues at the moment, however there is a relationship that has been on the rocks—so to speak—for quite a few months now.
The love relationship with my writing has not been what it should be. I love to write—I love to share my adventures with life and with wine. It is an outlet I need at times more than I need the air I breathe. Okay—maybe I’m not that needy when it comes to writing—but if you’re a writer—you’ll know where I’m coming from. It is something I really need in my life. And lately, aside from my bedside journal, I haven’t been very attentive to this particular love. Not only have I not given my writing the time and attention it needs, I have not wanted to write. Honestly, I have purposely been avoiding it as much as possible.
And an inner part of me is screaming “blasphemy!” and another part of me is totally tuning out those screams. Unfortunately, the latter part is winning and handily muffling the sounds from that inner being. Sitting here, typing this now is almost painful as sanding a piece of wood across the grain instead of with the grain. I can’t explain it any better than that. And sadly, I can’t tell you exactly why either.
Now—the one thing I’ve noticed about myself is that when I am not writing, I like to be out taking photographs. And when I’m not wanting to be out with my camera—I prefer to be writing. It is two loves that I go back and forth between. Lately, the camera and I have been rendezvousing and my creativeness is being fulfilled in my photo adventures. With summer upon us—I have been out enjoying the wonders of mother nature and all she has to offer. If I’m ever going to kick start my love of writing—I can think of no better place to start than with a bit of inspiration from this beautiful world we live in. From the grand to the miniscule—there is wonder in everything I see.
And to share—just a bit of what I’ve been out doing—here are a few images so you can have a glimpse:
If you follow me on Facebook—these photos are all old news. However—it will give you a sense of why I’m not writing right now—I just feel I need to be out there—in the middle of things experiencing them. There will come a day—real soon—when it will be a priority for me to write about them. For now—I must follow where my heart leads and take in life—capture it in its truest form so that I can come back to the point where writing is center stage.
Do you have creative outlets besides writing?
Have you experienced “Being on the Rocks” with your writing endeavors?
This was written for The Writers’ Post Blog Hop #49 “On the Rocks”
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