Recently, I’ve been doing a lot of writing for organizations, for my education, for my friends, and a lot of other kinds. One thing I struggle with when I’m doing these is keeping up with my own personal projects. That is, writing for myself.

Now, I’m the kind of writer that thinks that any kind of writing is still considered practice. However, the problem lies in my inability to enjoy my writing as much. When I’m writing for a reason other than I want to, it is still fulfilling and can be extremely satisfying,  but it’s different. I don’t know if I’m the only person who thinks of writing this way, but I will start writing more for myself this year.

I’m not really one for New Year’s Resolutions, so I’ll simply call this a change I would like to introduce to my life.

It’s often scary though, when there are no standards or deadlines put on you, because there’s so much to write about that it’s hard to decide what to focus on. Also, I sometimes get sick of what I’m writing because I don’t have that much motivation to do it.

I wonder if it is counterproductive to put what I’m writing in categories or if it is better to think of writing in general as good practice.


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