It’s been a busy month.
And yet, I haven’t made time to write.
That fact might seem counter-intuitive, after all, one would think that being busy would mean having less time to write. But that’s not true.
When I make time to write, I am more effective, more creative, and less likely to get caught up in the chaos of ordinary things. Writing forces me to think clearly, and to put my thoughts into strings of words that make sentences, then paragraphs, and eventually posts that make some kind of sense.
So when I say it’s been a busy month, and that it’s odd that I haven’t made time to write, it’s an indication that I’ve strayed from the recuperative work that makes me better at what I do. It’s work that is both important and not urgent. It’s work that I normally stick with, even when I’m “busy”.
Not writing, in this case, is the “canary in the coal mine”.
It signals that I’m busy but not effective. It signals that it’s time to get back on track.
That means writing about how writing is how I’ll get back on track is the first step in actually doing so.
More to come.
(At least, that’s the plan!)