There are times in all of our lives, but particularly mine it seems, that what is needed is a good kick in the pants, figuratively and sometimes literally. There have been several occasions in my life when I have either hesitated, pondered, or worked myself into such a tizzy that I couldn't get what I needed to get done actually done. It was then that somehow, from someone, that much needed kick, or push, was given and served not only to get the whole process rolling, but actually invigorated my lagging spirit in the process.
Such a moment occurred this morning. Due to many extenuating circumstances in my life, I haven't been writing as much as I would like. In fact, I have been writing and sketching very little, much to my dismay and to the graying of my soul. A very good friend asked me this morning how the writing was coming and when I informed her it was stalled, she responded kindly. Kindly, but forcefully. She of course offered her support, told me she would be waiting to read when the words had come, but that she was indeed, waiting to read the next book so I had better get on it. It was strange, but something about her unwavering firmness, and of course support, acted like a magnificent catalyst. She told me she was in need of a new book to read and, no pressue, I needed to hurry up. In most cases, the rebel in me would have balked immediately, with writer's block settling in with determination of a comfortable cat in its favorite spot. However, that didn't happen this time. Instead, I immediately wanted to write, to sketch, to write in my blog, and get started again, to feel the words flowing and see the pages filling. The more I filled my day with other things, tasks that required attention, the antsier I got, until finally I sat down and unbounding joy filled my heart as I began to write once again.
So thank you, to my beloved friend, and to my readers, and to the authors that have gone before and give me the much needed kick in the pants just when I need it most.