This started off with writing stories so how come I’ve got writer’s block?
When I’m talking to people about what the business is I’m frequently asked “where did this all start?” People love a story. I tell them it began with my own children constantly asking questions and I thought it would be a good idea to write stories that explained a concept in an imaginative way. In truth I can remember exactly where I was standing and even what I was wearing when the idea to write my first children’s story came to me. It was a defining moment.
In the following days and months I can remember sitting with my youngest son on my lap sketching out ideas, drawing random pictures on an A3 pad and following his train of thought. We wondered together and followed his random train of thought. I loved how his mind was so free from constraint, unafraid of being wrong. It inspired me.
So with so much around me to write about what’s with the writers block? How can someone who loves writing so much, who is so inspired by the world around them run out of ideas to write about? Where has my creativity gone? I’ve spent so much time worrying about it.
Yet today in the early hours, watching the sun rise and listening to the birds sing I’ve worked it out! I’ve realised I’ve become so distracted with the mechanics of running the business, of getting this project off the ground, obsessed by strategy and planning I’ve been too busy to just think and reflect, but reflecting was exactly what I needed to do.
The irony is that that’s what The Wonder Why Society is all about. It’s the place where learners so pushed to reach targets and achieve goals can connect with the things they love talking about. Meet with other learners who share the same interests. It reminds them that they need to question and think. That is where true learning starts.
So today I’m going to reconnect , I’m going to walk in the park and stare at the sky and look at the natural world around me. Then I’m going to write about it.
It’s where this journey started and I think it’s time I went back to basics.