Writing is like taking a trip. What if you feel like you want to take a trip, but you don’t have a destination? If you don’t know where you want to go, how can you even get there? How do you know you are on the right path? How do you know when you have arrived? So many unsolved questions.
That’s what it feels like to me when I sit in front of a blank page. Trying to plan a trip without having a destination. It fills me with anxiety, because I don’t even know where to start.
It’s an adventure!
The most memorable trips I have taken in my life are the ones that I had not planned from start to finish. They were not always the easiest, or the most pleasant, or relaxing. Instead, they were inspiring and challenging.
When you approach a blank page, you have a choice to make: you can either dread the uncertainty of not knowing your destination, or you can choose to embrace the adventure, the thrill of the unknown. Of course, success is not guaranteed. Both choices might end in disaster. Maybe all paths turn out to be dead ends, maybe the place you end up is terrible.
But at least you dared to go on an adventure!