Writer’s block. For the longest time, I thought it was solely the experience of not being able to write, or lacking inspiration, or experiencing a creative slowdown.
And while it is all of those things, right now I’m experiencing it as something else.
I’m currently in a state of a different type of writer’s block. It is the kind that comes when you are carrying the weight of people’s stories. When you want to do those stories justice, but feel like your expression or words are simply not enough.
That’s where I find myself now. I see it as a great privilege that I get to share the life stories of so many amazing, strong and inspiring people. But it’s also a task that weighs heavily on me. These stories are more than just words on a screen. They are people. Experiences. Meetings and moments that altered plans, changed trajectories, transformed dreams.
When I think about the fact that these stories truly are defining moments, I feel overwhelmed and inadequate.
So that’s why To Be Told has been a wee bit quiet lately. But I am writing. I am doing my best to put these amazing people’s lives into words that adequately describe all that they are, and all that the stories should be.
More stories are coming soon.