Dash of Sass: Let’s Stop Trying to Be Right & Just Be Real
I’ve been in a bit of a creative slump lately that has definitely affected my writing and tweeting and posting. I’m not sure why, but every summer around this time, I hit a creative wall. And because I don’t really have anything brilliant to say, I stop saying anything at all. When I saw this beautifully perfect quote by Brian Andreas, it occurred to me that perhaps I don’t have to say anything brilliant. Or deep. Or astoundingly witty or inspirational or life changing. Maybe I can just say something REAL. Something transparent. Something true to me and my life right now. Maybe I can stop trying to be this source of endless positivity and just be a source of authenticity. And maybe my truth right now is that I don’t feel terribly inspired or creative and that’s okay. You see, I’m always struggling to find the balance between “Mandy” and “The Single Woman” and maybe that balance is just accepting both parts of myself…the inspirational part and the not-so-inspirational part…the part that looks for the silver lining in every situation and the part that can’t find a single speck of glitter in all the dust. Maybe by doing THAT I might just make a bigger difference in your lives than if I either pretended to be perfect or stopped writing all together because I’m not. Maybe we could stop trying to be right and perfect and pleasing together and just be who we are, however messy or uncertain or flawed we may be. Yes?