The Need For Letting Your Creativity Out is Real; Don’t Suppress it
With the need to work on what pays now and then the need to let your creativity come out and shine through, especially when you hear this voice in the back of your head urging to come out, you cannot suppress it. That would be like suffocating yourself until you die. Believe me, when I tell you this, it isn’t worth what it does to you. I have been feeling horrible for a while now trying to urge it because I have to work for pay to help my husband pay his fines and keep us afloat throughout the month.
But this urge to let my creativity out is so real and powerful that I believe it was also keeping me from doing as much as I can do for the other place I write for. You know, the one that pays weekly and the one I have to focus most of my concentration on right now. Did you notice, I said most of my concentration. Because although helping my husband pay his fines and helping keep us afloat throughout the month is essential right now. Just until the income from my writing on here comes in, anyway, however, if I don’t do for myself first before I do for others, how will I be of any help to them?
Without letting my creativity come out and without me nurturing it as much as I can, I will not be able to write freely for the other place. I have been struggling to get 10 SEO articles done per day, although they are the easiest articles to do and so short to write that I shouldn’t have any problem. However, as I was reading other writer’s tips for better writing on Medium, this morning, the thought donned on me that I can’t suppress it any longer. I can’t just sit down and start writing boring, mind-numbing, and soul-sucking SEO articles all day long without writing what I want to, at least once or twice per day. I realize that now and I will do what I have been trying not to do every day for now on. I will first write what I want to write about on Medium first thing. After that is done, and only after my fingers are done flying across the keyboard, I will do four or five boring SEO articles as fast as I can, without messing them up. I will then write another piece on Medium, and then go back and finish my SEO articles. The first piece before anything else gets done will be like a start to get myself writing because sometimes, I have a hard time getting started. The second piece on here will be my reward for getting my more important work done. And, the only reason I am saying the other place to write for is more critical because right now it is. Because until I start making enough money for us to live on with Medium income alone, like a lot of my favorite writer’s on here are doing, I have no choice but to concentrate most of my efforts on the yucky stuff first. I have no choice!
Being creative is hard work, but it is so worth the efforts put in, as long as they are put in. Without doing the work, you won’t get anywhere. Life isn’t meant to be easy because if it were, it would be boring, as someone on here put it before. I wish I could remember who the writer was and what the title was so I could give credit, but my memory is terrible.
If you are a starving artist (writer), as they put it, and are struggling to get things done, why not let your creativity out first, and then do the harder stuff after. It will be much easier for you if you do. You will get everything that is on your mind, off of it. You will feel so much better if you do it this way and won’t have to force yourself so much to do the more important work that is only more important right now.
I am also going to keep one thing in my head at all times. The thought and idea that what I have to do right now won’t be what I have to do forever.
Maybe a few months from now, or a year from now, I will be keeping all of my concentration right here on Medium, living life like I want to and be happier about it. And I can’t wait until that happens.