I've never actually ridden a horse, so the phrase "get back on the horse" only makes sense to me in a metaphorical sense. Since, I've never ridden a horse, I've never fallen off, but I would imagine that if I did, I personally would break my leg in like three places or something, and it would take months and months of rehab and hard work before I would be able to walk again, let alone get back on the cursed animal I am sure i would hold responsible for what happened to me.
In one sense, that is how the last few months have felt for me. Not wanting to get into a lot of the nitty gritty, because it's private, and honestly, you probably don't really care about the details, let me just say it was rough. Writing was a big part of it. I just have felt stuck as far as my writing goes, and trying to figure out what I want to do and how i want to do it, and so it all just felt really overwhelming and I wasn't sure how to keep going. So I stopped. That was the worst thing I could have done.
That stopping was falling off the horse for me, and it hurt. I couldn't get myself back up off the ground, or back on the horse. However, it has been months now, and I have had lots of rehab (not real rehab or anything, just personal, internal rehab), I attended a writing conference, I finally feel like I can get back on the horse.
I also feel like I have to get back on the horse. So, here I am writing. Maybe just a couple thousand words today, but it is a start. We'll see how long I can stay up this time. #AmWriting, I guess.
Jake Dietz is a story teller. In addition to the writings on this site, he is also the host of The Geeky Mormon Presents... -a weekly podcast on all things geek. He is also a husband and father of six beautiful children. He loves a good story and will take it in any format he can find.
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