Thursday, August 30, 2012

Empty bucket

I was talking to a friend the other day about why I haven't done any stand up for so long. I told her really miss it, but I feel like I have run out of things to say. It's like I had a certain sized bucket of funny insights, and I used it up in 2010-2011.

I feel the same way about writing. I haven't been blogging or journaling regularly for over a year. The stories I *could* tell don't feel like they belong to me.

Maybe it's a question of just doing it. Maybe I really have run out of things to say.

Do you ever feel this way? If so, how do you get over it?


Suzanne said...

I have been feeling the same way lately--and not just with writing but a little bit in life too.

Gretchen Alice said...

Ugh, I have no idea. Let me know if you figure out the secret.

Kimberly said...

I just watched your stand up videos and you are FUNNY! I love the one where you thought of a game to jump on the elevator at the last minute and weep. Anyhoo...dry spells... I get the concern about not telling someone else's stories. That comes up for my sisters and I a lot. Sis #2 will tell Sis #3 something & then forget they haven't told me (Sis #1). So when I ask Sis # 2 about it she's all: "It's not my secret to tell". :) I hope you just keep writing. I gotta think something that's all yours will come out.

Deidre said...

Oh - I feel this so so much...I think it is just a matter of doing it. for me at least.