I’ve been lacking in enthusiasm lately.
enthusiasm = strong excitement about something : a strong feeling of active interest in something that you like or enjoy. : something causing a feeling of excitement and active interest
For me, writing was always something I enjoyed. I loved visiting my online space over the past 10+ years and connecting with other writers. I loved visiting their blogs and encouraging them and being an active part of their community. Writing excited me.
Over the past few years I have felt that excitement waning. I’ve had to search deep in my soul and ask God and myself why. I have found that it’s not because the enthusiasm for writing had ever left. It is because I have allowed the weight of the world and past disappointments to rob me of the joy of writing.
Resurrecting a blog that has been in hibernation mode is hard work. I’m not the same person I was when I began blogging 13 years ago. I want this space to be more of a lifestyle blog and not just inspirational. Letting go and moving on his hard, but I am slowly beginning to feel enthusiastic about my new space and my decision to leave the former things behind and start fresh.
I am hopeful this writing challenge will help me find my way, and my enthusiasm again.
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I am glad that you were able to pinpoint the reason for the loss of your joy. And I am so glad that your joy is being restored. Cheering you forward, one word at a time.
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13 years ago I married my husband. I totally agree, that’s a lot of growth opportunity. I’m hopeful this challenge will help you return to the joy of the gift of writing.