It’s been almost two weeks since I’ve written anything on this blog, and I’m wracked with a strange sense of unease about that. I’ve hit a bit of a wall with my writing of late. I told myself this morning that I would write today, and now I have exactly 15 minutes before I have to leave the house, so I am just doing it.
“You can do it!,” I tell myself, and immediately think of Francesco, my business school classmate, who encouraged me with those words during a ropes course exercise we were doing together as part of our orientation week. Except he’s Italian, so it sounded more like, “You con doooo eeeeet!”
I was really testing my boundaries that day. Francesco and I were walking together across a “bridge” between two trees, made up of planks that were spaced a good yard apart from each other. No side railings to hold onto… we just had to balance on each plank as we reached it. We were 20 or 30 feet above the ground (I’m guessing – all I know is we were pretty high up there), and were both wearing harnesses that our classmates on the ground were connected to by rope, so technically we were pretty safe, but it sure didn’t feel like it. It would have been hard enough going across alone, and I’m not sure if it was harder or easier having a partner up there. Somehow, we made it across, and I’ve always remembered those words that helped me to make it to the other side. “You con doooo eeeeet!,” I say to myself whenever I need an extra boost… for some reason, those words in that Italian accent makes me feel like anything’s possible.
And now, this wall. As I continue to learn, this is just normal. Just this morning, I discovered a new source of inspiration, another writer who is helping others to unleash their creativity through her blog. There’s plenty of inspiration out there. It’s up to me to turn that inspiration into action.