Have you ever had this impression of not being able to create anything right? I drafted two posts this week and none of them expressed what I wanted to say.
Being in a creative rut is usually a sign that I need a break. Nick and I are spent after two intense weeks of sorting out what we wanted to take to New Zealand and what we had to give/throw away, packing, sending out our forty boxes on a big boat, cleaning our flat up to Swiss standards (we had to clean the blinds, inside the windows, and the lady who came for the inspection checked inside the oven with her finger), and most difficult of all, saying goodbye to all our friends.
Luckily, I’m now with my family for Christmas time. My mum is taking good care of me, cooking and organising the house. I thought I’d have more time to write for my blog but my brain is still adjusting to not having a home anymore, and to the prospect of a long time before seeing my friends and family again.
In times like these, I’m more in the mood to write fiction. Creating another world and making good use of my imagination might unlock my non-fiction resources too. I’ve also noticed that the more I write, the more I want to write. So I’ll keep writing: I’m working on a children’s book with a friend, and I’d like to write short streams of consciousness everyday.
2012 has been a fantastic blogging year. I’ve met many interesting friends and followers. I loved reacting to your comments and commenting on your blogs. Thanks to everyone who kept following my adventures, and a special thanks to everyone who commented. It was not always easy to keep posting once a week. Sometimes I had no ideas, other times my posts never seemed ready to be published. But I’m proud of having done it, and to see how much my blog has grown compared to last year.
Trying to be Conscious will continue in New Zealand- someone’s gotta make fun of the Kiwis! I also want to start a blog in French. First, because I already feel like I’m losing my French: sometimes I need a moment to remember a word and it takes me more and more time to write an email in my mother tongue. I also want to keep my options open in journalism: I’ll have more job opportunities in Europe if I can also write well in French. My second blog will be the start to my French portfolio.
My list of resolutions for 2013 is already as fat as the turkey waiting in the fridge. And before I can start working on them, I need a break from blogging. So I will start posting and checking out your blogs again in January.
Until then, I wish you all the best for the end of the year, and may your lists of resolutions be as fat as mine!
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