“Take a break” by Joseph Vasquez

I knew that I wanted to be a writer for many years, but I didn’t know how to do it. I built a mountain, I let doubt, fear, and other things keep me from pursuing my dream, now that I decided to go all in, it has been the best experience of my life. I keep a notepad just about everywhere I go. I wake up, remembering that I wrote something down the night before, and when I regroup, I continue with the thought.

I’ve seen the quote: “A writer is someone for whom writing is more difficult than it is for other people” I couldn’t agree more. Writing is frustrating, and I don’t think I’ve ever heard another writer say otherwise. As frustrating as it is, it’s a privilege to be able to do it, and I wouldn’t trade it for any other career or any amount of money.


With all that being said, no matter what your trade is, it’s important to slow down and take a break. Aside from food and water, there’s no universal way for us to recharge, for me, it’s cooking and watching a good movie. This one is a bad habit, and I do not encourage it at all, but once every 3 or 4 months, I’ll smoke a cigar and look at the stars (I’m sure it works just as well, if not better without the cigar.)


However you recharge, don’t forget to do it, and to do it often. A good recharge does wonders for mental wellbeing.

I live in beautiful, sunny Southern California, the longest I’ve gone without a dog is two weeks, and I’m going to write until I can’t anymore.

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