A few weeks ago, I decided to have my personal digital detox. It’s ironic that social media is part of my work, but I managed to find a way on how to handle business pages and accounts. My goal was to get rid of the “crap” that I consume and focus more on my projects.
What could be more inspiring than posting a list of New Year’s resolutions and plans for 2019 today? But I chose not to. I’d rather keep things for myself (and less social media for personal use) and build good habits at work and writing.
One of my rituals, before I write, is read a few chapters of William Zinsser’s On Writing Well. It’s one of my non-negotiables before I start writing or whenever I feel stuck. Or to pump my creative juices. The book always reminds me to “dejargonize” industry terms.
It’s Thursday morning, and it’s almost 3 AM. I’m back with my nocturnal mode when it comes to working and writing. Time flies fast and it’s already May. Unfortunately, I wasn’t able to update my entries here. Let’s just say, “Life happened.”
It started with a broken phone. A stubborn, contagious flu. Then a broken keyboard. Then a broken laptop. But thankful I don’t have a broken heart. It’s a trying week for the striving creative soul. And yet Queen’s song resonates: The show must go on.