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As a writer, I have experienced the lowest of the lows when it comes to motivation. I have tried to fight these feelings, and most of the time, I win but I also lose my share of the fights. It is hard to write when you have clouds in your brain that have formed because of the lack of creative juices.

I have stopped blogging twice because of the lack of ideas, but that isn’t where I am now. I have a lot of ideas, which will be written and posted as the schedule calls for it, but today I will be writing from a prompt, mainly to advertise this awesome book, and also to encourage anyone that is struggling to create to get this awesome book. The book is called “712 more things to write about.” This is a sequel to “642 things to write about” I have done a lot of the first book, so to advertise, I will use the one that I have had but haven’t used. This book is written by The San Francisco Writers Grotto. I will post the link so you can pick up this book. If you don’t use amazon, then try to find it at Target or Barnes and Noble. I found it at target.

I have searched the book and found a good place to start. Today, we will be talking about feeling alive. The prompt was “You feel most alive when you…” I feel this is a good one, since I want to encourage you guys to find happiness. Let’s keep it under 500 words today, that’s the challenge.

I feel most alive when I am in Church. I know that I haven’t always showed that I am a Christian that is because I fell away about 5 years ago. I had a fight with the church, and in result, I left. Church is where I spent most of my life, since my dad is a retired pastor and all, but I didn’t get serious about it until I was 13. This is when I gave my life to Christ, the first time, and where I started to train to be a minister. I went to a seminary and all, too!

I fell away, but the other night, I decided to stop running and run back to the start. I need God more than anything else, so that’s where I want to be. I feel most alive when I’m in church, because that is where life began for me. When I am trying to make it on my own, I feel more depressed and less motivated, but when I know I have God, I feel like I can do anything. I know not everyone is Christians, which doesn’t bother me, but know that you can be as happy as I am, right now. I won’t push you into the church, but I’ll always invite you.

I am happy, and not all of it is because I’m a Christian. I have a good job, awesome friends, a beautiful wife, and a great hobby. I love that I can reach out to you guys, and maybe even encourage one of you. This brings me to this point. Don’t let anyone tell you that you can’t do something. If it is safe and makes you happy, then you do it! Don’t let someone tell you to stop painting, or tell you that you aren’t good enough. IF it makes you happy, then do it. This world is dark, so if you find light in a certain hobby, then make sure you do that!

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    There are clearly days that I don’t want to write. On those days, I tend to get a lot of other things done, but none of that is writing. I avoid it, I know it’s wrong but during these times atleast other things are being done. But what are those things? What can consume enough time, in order for me to avoid sitting at my desk and writing a thirty minute post? Let’s find out.
    1. Video games- I have completed many seasons in football, baseball, soccer, golf, and basketball. During the writers block moments, I tend to find cool ideas of challenges or players that need to be created.
     2. I will read – yeah! In order to get away from writing, I will sit down with a great book and read. It convinces me that what I’m doing is okay, and that it was for the best, because Stephen King says “To be a great writer, you must read great writing.”
     3. Pick up new hobbies- This can range from a new sport, a new “challenge”, or anything else. Recently, I went through a drought and found myself learning to pick locks. I have taught myself a lot of cool things, yet once I got back to writing, I forgot all about those hobbies, well until I hit the drought again.
    4. Sleep- I love to sleep! There is nothing like going to sleep early, but sadly that has become the problem. Now, instead of writing, I find that I go to sleep early to avoid writing. It isn’t that serious, I eventually write, but I do sleep in order to avoid writing.
     5. Cleaning- I never clean, unless I’m avoiding the tablet. The house could be a mess for a week, yet when I want to leave writing, that is where I go. I will clean the house from top to bottom. It is funny yet sad that I do this. I love having a clean house, but I sometimes don’t want to clean it. I am kind of glad that I get the passion to clean, atleast the house is getting clean, while I should be writing!

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     This is only scratching the surface of how bad I can be, but now I want to hear from you. I want to hear from you. I  want to know what you do to procrastinate. Please leave a comment below, show the world who you are. I am waiting!!!
    

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