Breaking My Silence and Finding Creative Resilience

You may have noticed I’ve been a bit quiet…

…as in, I haven’t posted on here in over a month. My bad, guys.

Here’s the deal: At the end of August, I started grad school and have been focusing most of my free time on keeping up with readings and schoolwork.

And if this sounds like an excuse, it is. But, I’m here now, and this time, I’m going to be a little more realistic.

I can’t promise a post each week—in fact, I can pretty confidently promise that won’t happen—but I will promise to check in periodically with more productivity tips to keep you (and me!) writing.

For now, I’ll start with this rather apt podcast recommendation. The podcast (which I believe is now defunct but has over 100 episodes to peruse) is called ProdPod (for “productivity podcast”), and its July 11 episode is titled “Resilience and Productivity.” Oh, and did I mention that each episode of ProdPod is less than two minutes? This one clocks in at 1:55.

In the mini-sode, Ray Sidney-Smith (quickly) explains the importance of resilience—getting back on the horse when life (or grad school) gets in the way. As Sidney-Smith puts it, “The world can be challenging, and that’s most of the fun. And, being resilient is how we quash those challenges and summon progress.”

It may have taken me 6 weeks to find even a little resilience, but hey, I’m a work in progress! If you’ve found yourself in a creative rut like me, it’s not too late to get yourself back on course where you want to be.

I’m starting with one blog post. What can you do right now (OK, in the next five minutes—I’ll let you grab a snack first) to bounce back and feel creative again? Let me know in the comments below—I’m sure over the course of this semester I’ll need some “resilience inspiration” like the rest of you! 🙂



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