Writer’s block—I just can’t unlock.
My mind feels heavy as a rock.
Feels so forced. Can’t get flowing.
No inspiration. Nothing’s growing.
Now, it’s time for drastic measures,
So I can concoct some wordy treasures.
Hang upside down, early to bed.
Clean out the cobwebs in my head. Rise and shine, then hit the gym,
To move my heart and move my limbs.
Power walk. Blow off some steam.
Open my mind so I can dream. Home to journal, break down belief.
I have not always been creative. I have not always been a writer. And I most definitely have not always been imaginative, let alone intuitive. Heck, I was the farthest thing from any of those descriptions for the majority of my life.
Rewind 12 years ago and picture this:
I was an analytical, left-brained, logic-machine/elite athlete who was studying sports medicine. I thought in a very linear way--A leads to B which causes C, which is how I was taught to think.
I am beyond thrilled to announce that Mayva O'Meere, Creationeer was recognized as a 2018 Nautilus Book Award Winner in the children's illustrated fiction category. It still feels surreal--in a 'pinch me' type way. Since launching my first book, I dreamed of winning an award. I did think this dream was fairly lofty and more of a pipe dream, so it is pretty crazy to have received the honour with my second self-published children's book. This post is not to toot my own horn in
I dove into a book,
It opened my mind.
Within the pages
Is where I did find...
Pieces of myself
In wisdom and knowing.
I began to understand
Just where I was going. Without intending,
I began to uncover
The truth in myself
In each book I discovered. Chewing on concepts,
Awakening my power,
Book after book
I began to devour.
Wide-eyed with wonder
What could be possible?
Melting old limits ‘til
Big dreams felt plausible.
So I followed my heart
With a book in my hand,