This is number 2 on the Blurt Foundation Self-Care-a-thon
There’s no doubt that there’s lots of obstacles in life, some come in the form of road blocks with career progression, others come with relationship issues. Life isn’t supposed to be a simple journey, without obstacles we don’t get the chance to grow and learn more about life and ourselves along the way.
In writing, obstacles also exist. Sometimes it can be working out a storyline, it can be when you sit down to edit and you just-don’t-want-to, or more often than not, we can be our own biggest obstacles.
In my last
The nature of publishing as well, can also throw up obstacles, for years there’s been gatekeepers, agents, publishing houses, editors, a whole litany of people who only say ‘yes’ if you tick certain boxes. With the rise of
For writers on this path, this is an obstacle we feel compelled to overcome, to push against and say that we are going to carry on regardless. I love that even though it’s a tricky route, it’s still one that’s possible.
And ultimately, that’s the thing with overcoming, the sense of pride, of achievement, of doing something that you thought you couldn’t. Without obstacles we wouldn’t have this feeling at the end of passing through the struggle. That, in the end, makes obstacles we choose to take on worth fighting through.