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I’m a writer. Maybe I should say I was a writer, at one time. It’s been well over a year since I managed to put out any decent work. At first it was just a drawn-out writer’s block, but now it’s almost a complete loss of creativity. Got any advice to help come back around from that?
I think it might be an understatement to say that an awful lot of people have had a bad year lately. If you were already struggling and then got stuck in quarantine, and then had to watch the news any, it would make sense to be a bit stuck.
We all have times that we can’t quite break down our inner walls. My suggestion would be to shake things up a bit. It’s time to get yourself out for a weekend trip, a good walk in the sun, and some different scenery.
I don’t suggest a packed schedule with a hundred locations to visit, either. I’m suggesting a little more rest and relaxation. Pretend you’re a character in your writing and make it up as you go. If you don’t write fiction, pretend you’re a person you’re interviewing, and go through what you’d like to write about a person. Then, go from there!
Mother’s Day is only days away, and I’m completely clueless what to get for my mother. She wants for nothing, and she’s fairly simple to boot. She gardens, but I know nothing about plants. She reads, but she also visits her favorite bookstore and the library every week after she goes to the garden center.
I’m sure I could get her a gift card, but I really wanted to do more than that on this particular gift giving occasion. I’m stumped.
Gift giving is a difficult project. Even the people you know best can pose a problem when you’re supposed to find something special without their input. When you add in extra traits like someone who keeps their belongings simple, or very particular, you’re in trouble.
Now for your exact situation, I have a couple of suggestions. A book lover might also want some things to accompany their books. There are a lot of book accessories on the market that are fairly simple and incredibly useful, too.
The same goes for a gardener. Gardeners don’t only need more plants; they often can use accessories and garden décor.
My final idea might be a bit different but could be the ticket. Have you considered taking a day to accompany your mother on her days out? Walk with her in the garden center and let her tell you things you didn’t know. Ask for a suggestion on what books to read next! You can certainly buy her a gift while you’re with her, as well. But I’ll tell you, a lot of moms would also just love to have you along for an easy day!