Find Your Flow
Fear, Chipotle, and That Moment Of Self-Realization was about my consciousness that I have a choice in life. I went on to talk about my fear of writing and how I was making the conscious decision to overcome it. I was able to get to writing and for some time I was on a roll – then I just stopped. I couldn’t write anymore. I no longer knew what to say. I would sit down to write and for some reason nothing would come out. All I could think about was William Zinsser saying to me, “Told you writing was hard.” So I quit. Well, I took an extended break from it.
In that break, I realized I was trying to eat an elephant whole. I was brainstorming, writing, rewriting, typing, and then publishing posts all in a two-hour span. There was the problem! I needed to break down the tasks. I decided to keep a journal where I could jot down my idea as soon as I got it, write as I felt like it, and publish when I felt I was ready. This workflow feels organic. I now feel I can keep up.
Also in my first post, I made a comment about not choosing Chipotle. I now have to retract that statement, haha. I actually like Chipotle now. I would go in there and order a burrito (because that’s what everyone else was ordering), but for some reason, it was never appetizing. I always felt like the ingredients did not flow well. After making that post, I decided to give Chipotle another try but this time I would switch it up. I decided to go with a bowl instead. Talk about a HUGE difference! Yeah, completely changed my opinion of the place.
So I say all of that to say this – find your flow. There’s no one-way to do anything, so keep at it until you find the way that works for you.