Its like beginning to write or draw on a fresh piece of paper or cracking open that brand new notepad or journal for the first time.
When I decided to return to WordPress after several years of Expression Engine I planned to transfer over all the old entries. Eight years of them to be exact. But the archives never were transferred over. I wrote the module. I tested it once to confirm it works succesfully and then, after all that work, I selected the content and clicked delete. All gone. Every last one.
It was immensely liberating.
You see, after all I have been through this last eight years, the deletion of the old in order to begin afresh was symbolic. I was tired of the constant flicking back to remind myself of what had been – the good and the bad. The old entries, interesting as some were, held me in a past from which there seemed no escape. My writers muse was blocked by eight years of complete and utter gibberish.
I wanted a fresh slate.
So I didnt wipe the old slate clean, I smashed the damn thing. Not only here but in my personal life. I´ve clung to the past too damn long and now I intend to begin anew. I´ve wallowed in guilt, relied too heavily on others, and I have hidden away from life.
Its time to take a fresh approach to writing, to blogging, and most important of all, to life.