Writer’s Meh

Oh, the irony. As I sit down at lunch to write this, I am feeling rather ‘meh’ about it all. So, what is Writer’s Meh (yes, I named it)? Is it the same as Writer’s Block?

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No, it is completely different. When someone has Writer’s Block, they struggle for ideas and content; that is not the case for me. I have a list in the back of my notebook for potential posts. I have notes for many of these ideas, however, I haven’t put pen to paper, or finger to keyboard.

Why? I have a very meh feeling currently when I think about The Sarah Story. I don’t necessarily see that as a bad thing; I want my heart to be poured into this blog and show my readers where and what I love (especially in Northern Ireland, the most wonderful place in the world). I am glad I am not posting half-hearted attempts as everything I write about is something I love.

The question is, why have I got his meh attitude currently?

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I have been busy recently. Not ‘I work a 40 hour week and like my free time to be my free time busy’, but holding down a part-time job, working freelance (more than full-time hours), trying (and failing) to keep my running up while taking time out for friends and family busy.

I burn the candle at both ends. I don’t know how to say no to work, so I don’t. I am so determined to make this life for me work that I struggle to turn down any work because who knows if/when that person will want to work with me again?

I LOVE everything I am doing. I love the heavy workload, but it’s not feasible to keep it going. I am going to burn out fully very soon if I am not careful. I also want to spend more time doing other things I love. Things like writing on The Sarah Story and my exercise routine (I slept in and missed parkrun on Saturday – who knows when I’ll forgive myself for that). Primarily, I need to make sure I have ample time for those closest to me.

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So, the moral of the story is to not work yourself into the ground, spend time with your nearest and dearest and do what you love!

Hopefully,  I’ll get lots of time to share my adventures with you 🙂

P.S. I feel a lot better after writing this. No mehness in me now!



  1. 04/01/2016 / 22:15

    Great post! I can totally relate! But sometimes the key is to just write and not worry about the outcome or making it “good.” I find that when I simply start writing and putting the words out there that soon enough I am feeling less “meh.”

    • 06/01/2016 / 23:08

      You could not be more right.

      A writer feels a lot better after writing! <3

  2. 13/01/2016 / 11:18

    I think I am currently suffering from this! (and I love the name!!)

    • 14/01/2016 / 00:01

      I hope you get out of this soon 🙂

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