In search for Inspiration.

It’s been an hour since I opened a blank word document in the hope that by some miracle I’ll get a sudden burst of inspiration and type out an amazing piece for you all to read.

But who knew that the hardest part about writing a creative piece would be The Topic?

After trying out many tried and tested ways such as, meditating in a quiet room, looking up topics on the internet and asking my friends for their inputs, I finally gave up and went whining to my parents in the hope that the people who had been guiding me throughout my life were the only ones who could help me out of this roadblock.

After brainstorming with them for 45 minutes, we shortlisted three topics which were,

  1. My Mother,
  2. My Father
  3. My family.

As you all must have noticed by now, I choose not to write on any of the above-mentioned topics because I’d already explored them in 10 sentences when I was in second grade and I doubt I’ll be able to recreate that and do it the justice it deserves.

But on a more serious note, I will have to write on those topics at some point in my life; probably the distant future; so as not to disappoint my parents for giving me such valuable inputs.

 

After writing the previous paragraph, I did what anyone would do; I took a break.

I took a break because I felt like I deserved one after spending so much time cribbing about the lack of sensible topics to write on.

I took a break because whining is more tiring and mentally draining that it seems.

I took a break because I realized that I write very long sentences and that I need to change that.

I took a break because I still had nothing to write about.

 

You all must be thinking that I am probably a very lazy person if I couldn’t come up with something to write about or maybe I’m just plain dumb. But trust me when I tell you, I am neither lazy nor dumb. In fact, I am the opposite of that, which is why I took up creative writing, because I was running out of things to do and I hate not keeping busy. Also, I believed that I was pretty good at this sort of thing back in school. But now that I think about it, the school was a long time back and they always gave us topics to write about such as,

My Mother,

My Father and

My Family.

 

Well, I hope this has been a good first article.

I hope it gave you an insight into the kind of person I am; a comedian.

And I hope that you all will read my subsequent articles because a miracle happened and I finally got my sudden burst of inspiration. So now I know what I really want to write about. You’ll just have to wait and see.

P.S. Cliff-hangers are the best part of a story. They keep you on the edge, wanting more.

For now, stay safe, stay healthy, and keep smiling. 

 



Swati Anand

(Author)

Stuck at home in the middle of a pandemic. Writing my heart out and trying to reach like-minded people in the hope that reading my articles will make them smile. Will be exploring a range of topics with no regard for structure, much to the dismay of my high school English teacher.

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