As a reviewer for the Utah Theatre Bloggers, I attended the impressive production of Big River at Hale Center Theatre Orem. Ben and I had a great evening in Provo/Orem: eating out, talking and laughing. Sitting down to write up my thoughts the next day, though, was not as enjoyable. I followed my pattern, the steps that I usually do, but I couldn’t get into the flow of writing; I was blocked. I felt super tense, stressed. And I think it was due in part to my absence from writing. In the UTBA, we are expected to submit our reviews within 48 hours, which is a reasonable amount of pressure, I believe. But this time it loomed over me like a guillotine; I didn’t meet my deadline.
Where has writing gone, in my list of skills? I used to blog. I even used to write two blogs. I’m in school right now, which usually helps, but I’m taking art classes which require zero writing. I feel like I’m getting rusty, where I used to express myself with ease. My thoughts have been condensed into Facebook posts and Instagram quips. I need to exercise my writing muscles again, and become stronger.
So somehow, some way, I am going to blog again. I don’t particularly have a direction I’d like to go, and it’s doubtful that anyone follows this sad little puppy anymore. But write I shall.
I leave you with these (not very terrific, and I’m not even going to edit them properly) photos. Just to prove that I and my family are indeed still living. Insert smiley face.