Cry it out

It has been a long time since I posted anything authentic on my blog so here I am, just a girl, a blogger, a writer, telling you that my inspiration should be on the back of a milk carton because it’s MISSING!

I am fighting this writer’s block for more than a month now which is why I haven’t been posting a lot of my original work. At the beginning I just thought it was because I have moved past some experiences which used to fuel my writing (which I actually did), then I took on the excuse that it’s because I work too much and then I started to believe that I haven’t been reading enough, dedicating myself to art enough which caused my block. All of these reasons are correct but they are not the main reason why it has been hard for me to write lately.

The main reason is that I became detach from myself. I can feel something just bottled up inside of me and I am trying to keep it that way by not addressing the issue. It’s hard to actually explain what it is because I have no idea what it is. I just know that somewhere in the last few months something snapped inside of me and it resulted in my inspiration just fading away.

I want to talk to you today about the first sign that actually pointed to this issue. Crying. I know that mostly people associate crying to sad events and feel uncomfortable talking about it (as if it wasn’t completely normal) but crying is therapeutic.  Crying as well as laughing actually heals your soul in many ways and crying helps you to just let go of anything that has been causing you pain and suffering.

My problem isn’t that I cried a lot, my problem is that I didn’t feel the need to cry at all for a long time. Shit happened, I had reasons to be sad in the past few months but nothing. Nada. Zero tears. You remember I mentioned something bottled up inside? Well, it started to boil inside of me obviously and then it started. I just choke up because of random things, my eyes get filled with tears because of such random events that I am now going insane and telling people that I have allergies.

Whatever I bottled up, wants to burst out and this is why I learned the importance of crying at the wonderful age of 23. There’s nothing wrong with crying. Sit down, get yourself a glass of wine, put on some sad songs and cry it out. You will feel better and you will be more connected to your emotions.

I have a lot of work to do on myself to repair this damage I unconsciously inflicted upon myself, my writing, my soul and mental health but I am getting there. I just wanted to share this with you because I think it’s important to talk out loud about crying and getting in touch with your emotions, recognizing pain instead of trying to hide it. Don’t bottle things up so you don’t end up like me now.

Anyways, I hope all of this made some sense. As you can see this writer’s block is causing me difficulties with expressing my point but the only way to beat it is to WRITE WRITE WRITE and cry obviously.

Sending love and positive vibes,

Luna

31 thoughts on “Cry it out

  1. Good post – and a great start to getting back into writing. I know what it’s like to have something bottled up and then find the release healing. When I have writer’s block, I write a letter to myself. I never know what to write, I just let it flow. I find that healing too.
    Good luck 🙂 ❤

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  2. The demands of blogging and the demands of the creative life do not always line up well. Creativity requires a gestation period which is often mysterious and hidden, whereas blogging requires a methodical and regular publication of articles to keep your audience engaged. That’s a conflict. We can’t force our creativity to meet our arbitrary publishing schedule. It just won’t cooperate. Personally, I have to just let it be for a while until a new vision arrives. So far, the muse has always returned, but she takes her sweet time.

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  3. Yes. You are talking about me, right? I haven’t had block. But I’ve had tears. I’ve been talking with people about emotional topics and had to manage my breaking voice. Singing boldly with music can be a killer, especially about love or hope. And of course, all of the sad topics.

    Writing at all might be all it takes to get back to the flow. Play.

    My best.

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  4. I too suffered tremendously last year and blogging was an outlet for me to vent it out, then I also started to have these moments of “what should I write”? But it’s a sign that you have came back stronger and I think you can only take credit for it and how you’ve fought back from defeat. Good job and looking forward to reading more of it! I find your writing very absorbing!

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    1. Thank you so much! This blog is a really important outlet for me and having writer’s block is just messing me up because I can’t write and vent out. I think I took the first step with recognizing that there’s something more than just a writer’s block and so the fight begins.

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  5. Luna❤️, just be yourself and don’t worry about the rest ; whatever you do , cry, laugh , write …not write , it comes from inside – and when you’re ready to share , it will come out .

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  6. hi, you were right to write. See, moments happen when you give 100% and other times when you get 1% and it’s natural, don’t despair. Creativity is a harbinger of many fruits but then it needs rest, vacation, pause and nourishment.
    There is no need to force or force, sometimes you have to give time to time. Change some hobbies to recharge your batteries.
    Crying is beautiful, it must be allowed to flow, it has its reason for being

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  7. Someone once suggested to me that taking a poem or piece of writing and writing the opposite is a good way of breaking writer’s block. I think that idea stinks. We all go through troughs of various kinds, some fuel our writing and others leave us numb. I try to save lines that I see or think. Kind of like a button box or woodpile. Sometimes those bits find a way to each other and sometimes not. I used to feel a failure if I hadn’t written for a few days. I overthink my writing before I even start writing. It’s ok not to write for a while. It’s okay to write rubbish and disregard it. Inspiration will come. Because we breathe. We eat. We drink. We speak. Inspiration comes from surprising sources and pounces when we are unaware.

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  8. You’re welcome. I think we all need to nurture each other as writers, not scrabble to be famous. The person who gave the advice that stinks is fairly well known in the States. He woke me one morning at 5am and I haven’t spoken to him since. He says things like, You’ve never had a day in my life, meaning everyone wants to talk to him. He does humility really badly. I never want to be like that. I want to be generous and always encourage fellow writers because I need it too.

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