Who is not guilty of staying up until late at night to finish writing a blog post? Or simply because creativity hit us before bed? It’s a weird habit shared by many of us.
It is Thursday, 11:36 PM. I am tired. My sleep pattern is again messed up. It is not the first time I have insomnia in my life, and it will not be the last either. Sleeping throughout an entire night is a special event for me. It does not happen every day.
My partner has gone to bed. He has to go to work tomorrow. Since I am still recovery from a recent brain surgery, I am home for at least a couple more days. I could also go to bed, but I would probably just keep him awake. I get anxious when I am not able to fall asleep right away, and it only worsen things.
I am a night person. Not because I am a party animal or something like that. I am just more active after the sun goes down. My thoughts are clearer, and I feel energized. Many say that one should aim to become a morning person. I do not agree with that idea, though. Yes, you can do an extra effort by walking earlier to fit in physical activity before your busy starts. I did it for years. But it will never turn you into a morning person. Believe me, my mom tried it since I was 6yo. 34 years later I am still me.
They say reading helps slow down. Sometimes it works, but not always. There are days when nothing can put me to rest. No book, no meditation, no white noise. Eventually, if I had turned off my laptop at a reasonable hour, I would not be awake right now. Who knows?“Writing means sharing. It’s part of the human condition to want to share things – thoughts, ideas, opinions.” – Paulo Coelho
Also the fact that I have not been able to practice any physical active contributes to my insomnia. I decided to workout consistently again some years ago because I wanted to look good naked. But being able to sleep like a baby was a beautiful surprise that came along with it.
If staying in bed is not an option, what can I do?
I have to admit that I thought about skipping this week’s Friday Reflections blog. It is already so late, and the draft I had prepared did not feel right. But here I am… Writing to whomever, it may concern.
Strange isn’t it? Maybe these words will reach hundreds of people. Maybe only a handful readers will be interested in my gibberish. Still, I am writing. Sharing unrelated things with you. A blog without any SEO analysis or that has been planned. Just writing for the sake of sharing whatever comes to my mind.
As Paulo Coelho (another Brazilian like me and a person I had the pleasure to meet various times) states:
“Writing means sharing. It’s part of the human condition to want to share things – thoughts, ideas, opinions.”
There is no logic or explanation in what we do. We feel compelled to get a little bit of our Essence out there. There is always the hope of being understood. The wish that those touched by our words will also feel the way we feel. Sometimes we are successful. Other times, we fail miserably. But guess what? Most of us do not quit.
In this insanity, it makes no difference whether you are a hobby blogger or a professional author. As Hemingway stated: “There is nothing to writing. All you do is sit down at a typewriter and bleed.” And we bleed a lot, every single time we now sit in front of our computers or laptops. We leave a little bit of our Soul in our words desiring to become somehow eternal, wishing our ideas to become our legacy.“There is nothing to writing. All you do is sit down at a typewriter and bleed.” – Ernest Hemingway
There is no glamor in writing. There is only the sharing. Whether you write your diary or a scientific article, it is still YOU. The same way as there are no 2 of the same human being, there will never be 2 writers who will describe the same scenery or event exactly alike. Both have seen the same, but the perception differs.
Your story, your vision, and your passions are only yours. People will join you in your path, but they cannot fit in your footsteps. When we write, however, we give others the chance to see through our eyes. They can experiment the same sensations while being free to give their interpretations to it.
Along the way, our opinions will differ at some point. Maybe we will diverge until we discover a connecting point of view. And afterward, we might go back to our start point of agreement or disagreement. All without ever hearing each others’ voice or ever shaking hands.
And it is already past midnight. I think I have shared enough for today. It is time to shut down the computer and put my thoughts to rest. Till next time…
For more inspirational posts read also:
- Quotes and Reflections on Transparency and Authenticity
- Be Proud of Who You Are Because It Is Your Life
- Living the Simple Life and Loving It
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