Waiting for the Muse

If you know me, you’d know that I changed jobs earlier this year.

And with this change in job, my focus shifted as well.

We all have 24 hours in a day, and how we spend those hours depends a lot on our priorities, on what we deem as important.

And what we deem important isn’t static, it changes.

When I was training for my marathon, I slept a little less, watched a little less TV, and ran a lot more.

Likewise, when I changed jobs, my priority was to get up to speed in my new work environment.

I decided that writing for public consumption was going to be a secondary activity (journaling, or writing for internal consumption, stayed – it was and continues to be an important cathartic outlet).

I figured that if I had something to say, I’d say it.

I’d write when the muse hit.

Close to three months later and I remain unhit.

The muse has stayed away, and I realised that my relatively high writing output (a post a month, and earlier in my life a post or more almost every other week) had little to do with the “muse”, but being conscious about writing whether or not inspiration struck – Seth Godin’s “shipping” comes to mind.

Well, now that I’m close to a year at my new role and 2021 is coming to an end, I think now’s as good a time to start picking up writing for public consumption again.

It’s also probably a good idea to not leave not writing too long – else I may never do so again (the Lindy effect!).

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