Personal Reflection

I don’t have words today

Today, I’m having a hard time coming up with a topic for a blog post. This happens a lot, but I can usually whip up something, and if not, I just have to wait for a few hours before something happens or I read something that inspires me to write. But today isn’t that day.

I can’t say that there’s nothing happening in my life because there is. And I could choose an event from this weekend: Wine & Cheese night for the women at school, Rally Day for Sunday School, the (AMAZING) victory of the Iowa Hawkeyes against Iowa State, a community BBQ… the list goes on. I could write on any of those.

I could write about the latest book I’m reading: Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can’t Stop Talking, but instead, I’ll just recommend you all read it because it is so insightful.

I have draft upon draft that I could use for backup instead of fighting my tired brain, but I’m trapped in this “I want to write something but have nothing to write” mode. So I’ll write on that.

It’s not always easy to think of something to say. I’ve put the pressure on myself that I have to come up with new posts at least three times a week, no exceptions. When a day like today comes, I really struggle. I’m letting myself down by not having any words.

But when I feel like I don’t have anything to say, I find I do have something to say:

Not having words is okay.

We live in a busy world. Everything is always on go. Even when the light is red and we’re forced to stop, our brains are on go, making shopping lists, yelling at other drivers, texting our coworkers about that last meeting. We need to remember to take a break too. Give ourselves a rest. Let out minds be still.¬†

It’s okay to not go. It’s okay to take a break and just let be as Hamlet teaches us.

Quiet is okay too.


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