I wrote a poem about cheese today. It was in the style of Sonnet 18 by William Shakespeare. I called it “An Ode to Cheese” and the first line was “Shall I compare thee to an aged cheddar?” I don’t think I will ever show anyone the finished product, if I ever finish it, but that’s okay. It was fun to write and think about and edit. I have been in a bit of a creative slump (as well as just an all-around general slump) and writing a sonnet about cheese is I guess a form of recovery. Or at least a fun break from the lack of anything creative.
My form of creativity comes out in words and wanting to be a writer.
I have many pipe dreams, most of them include having a job where I can work from home and make enough money to support myself in my own home that I work in.
These include, but are not limited to:
- YouTube Star
- Book Reviewer
- Tea Drinker
Now that last one probably isn’t a real job, but dang I would put my heart and soul into that job.
Currently, I am blogging, writing, and slowly starting a fan-base on YouTube (very slowly, I have 3 subscribers and I’m pretty sure they’re all my friends. THANK YOU FRIENDS! <3). None of this is getting me to my financial goal. BUT THAT’S OKAY. I’m not doing this to make money. That’s what my day job is for (I love my day job). I am doing this to force myself out of my creative slump. I tried really hard to do this a while ago, but I chose the wrong medium. I tried to journal, using everything I could from a blog about my first year as a substitute teacher, a dream journal, a daily affirmation journal, and a bullet journal. Each of those lasted a few months. With the last blog I started I gave myself too many restrictions. I could not figure out how to adjust and get myself out of this corner I worked myself into. Creating a new blog with a new name and a new domain was the only way out in my mind.
I attempted a journal, or diary, but my handwriting is the worst and I could not get over that. Writing things by hand was not and is not my forte. I enjoy the clicking of a keyboard and the way my fingers dance over the letters. If a typewriter that can delete exists, SIGN ME UP!
This new blog will be my pipe dream outlet as well as my creative outlet. I will share some original poetry, short stories, book reviews, and maybe even photos of me drinking tea. If this brings in any money or un-pipes one of my dreams, I will be eternally grateful and keep churning out creative stuff. But, if it does not, I am 100% fine with it. I am excited to get out of my slump and start creating anything and everything.