When I first started this blog in the Spring of 2004, I never found myself at a loss for words. Lately, though, I’ve had a hard time posting.
Part of the problem is directly related to the annual flu from hell. Not sure if this time it is one flu, or several viruses working their way through our family, but being sick definitely has made it tougher to post over the last month or so.
Part of the problem is being busy with work and home life. I haven’t had as much energy left for writing as I’d like.
But I suspect the biggest problem is with myself. My fingers have been resisting the keyboard as I try to absorb all that is going on in the world, and my life.
Although it’s probably kind of stupid, for the first time ever, negative news has gotten under my skin:
- Families losing their homes – it really, really troubles me;
- A financial crisis of epic proportions;
- People losing their jobs;
- Terrorists cruelly killing hundreds in India and thousands around the world.
The list goes on and on. It’s odd that it bothers me so much considering I’ve been reading, writing or editing news since I was a teen.
On the personal front, I also have found it difficult to write. Don’t worry, all is fine with me, my wife and our kids. It’s not that kind of problem. It more has to do with a personal crisis of confidence both career- and self-worth wise.