Traffic at the site has unexpectedly been ‘booming’ – the opposite of what I expected – while I was away these past weeks. I consider this a warrant that I get back into the drivers seat, and continue with my writing – no matter what I currently feel about doing so.
I think about calling it quits all the time. Almost every day. There are many reasons why:
- I’m too lazy and/or preoccupied with other things.
- I doubt my skill level at writing in English.
- I feel weird about receiving attention.
- I lack the inspiration (I think).
- I have a hard time finding my voice as a writer.
There are many other things that make me doubt my ability to run a blog; these are just some that comes on top of my mind.
Hi everyone. Sorry for the silence recently. As hinted in the previous post, I’ve been busy with moving and with other things the last two weeks. I’m experimenting with having most of my stuff stored and I now “own” less than a hundred personal items. So far I don’t miss anything so becoming a full-blown minimalist is definitely in my future.
I’m slowly getting back to living with some sort of normal daily routine and I therefore expect that I’ll be able to write regularly here again within, at the latest, next week. In the meantime, thank you for reading and thank you for staying patient.
As of writing this I am in the midst of moving, that is, I actually don’t have anywhere permanent to move to. So I’ve been putting my whole life into boxes and tomorrow I’ll get everything stored up at a storage unit outside of town. And I know, it’s already been a while since my last post (sorry), but I’ll get back to my regular schedule soon, maybe even before the end of next week.
Besides moving, I’ve been keeping myself busy with a couple of other projects lately, transforming myself from a ‘consumer’ to a ‘producer’, which is quite tough when you are used to slacking off all the time! But the project is going great so far and I am pretty sure that my productivity levels will only rise even more over the coming months.
The moving situation, although somewhat stressful, has made me think more about taking minimalism more seriously. I’ve been following blogs like Zen Habits and The Minimalists for several years now, but getting started with the minimalist lifestyle myself has been more difficult than I first imagined. Turns out letting go of stuff is pretty damn hard!
As someone who’d likely be eligible for an Aspberger’s diagnosis (or something in that ballpark) I’ve always felt like I was from an entirely different planet than most people.
Some people tell me that this is all in my head, but frankly I tend to suspect that they just aren’t very much in tune with who they are themselves and therefore projecting their own unawareness on to me. Its like you’ve just got to be average or normal no matter what in modern society.
I of course disagree with this and I think that you won’t find true happiness in life before you accept who you are as a person, something most people never do.