Life strikes again and yet I keep fighting back.

These past months have been kind of crazy with the start of a new semester of school, juggling a personal life and moving all trying to happen at the same time. Somehow I’ve managed to make it this far which is more than I expected to happen. I’m all moved in – if not settled. My personal life seems to have evened out. (One day I’ll tell you all about that crazy drama, but for now it’s still too fresh) and school is….going anyway.

The door to my apartment
The door to my apartment

This brings me to today’s topic at hand, getting through rough patches. It used to be that I would turn to writing sci-fi or fantasy to escape the drudgery that is life. It got me through high school and kept me sane for the 5 years I took off after before I entered university. Now I find this more difficult to do, I don’t know if it’s because it’s less enjoyable, or if trying to turn my passion into a career has killed some of the casualty of it. Perhaps my need for perfection that came from university English has made it difficult to simply write and not try to edit the crap out of every word I put to paper (or screen as it actual is).

Whatever the case it’s not quite the same as it used to be and I find my once tried and true method for getting through the tough stuff has become less… easy. Maybe I need to stop censoring myself so much, as I tend to do when I write these days. So what do I do now to get through the rough patches? Watch TV, play video games, and sometimes bake.

Though it works none of them have the same soothing effect as writing once had.

What do you do to get through the tough stuff?

-Leah

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