From A Journalism Major With Writer's Block

From A Journalism Major With Writer's Block

There will always be something to talk about, but I won't always have something to say.

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Writer's block - n. a psychological inhibition preventing a writer from proceeding with a piece.

When given the dictionary definition of the term writer's block, most of us would not tend to over-analyze its meaning. But from a writer's perspective? The idea is altogether cryptic. There is nothing a writer fears more than becoming "blocked," or utterly uninspired to the point that there is ultimately no content left to produce at the given time. Due to the fact that most writers must produce content by specific deadlines, coming face to face with writer's block is disruptive to a lifestyle on a multitude of levels. Overwhelming senses of fear and pressure often set in, and a writer tends to be left uncomfortable with the resulting work they are expected to publish... kind of like what I'm doing right now.

As a person who strives to write successfully for a living, I live by one standard - you write what you know. Yet, right now, this is all that I know. Regardless of where I travel or whom I encounter, I find myself lacking in the inspiration department. I see beautiful things and surround myself with wonderful people, though nothing quite seems to spark a muse. As a journalism major, I am continuously questioned about what it is that I want to spend my life writing about. I find myself deep in the experimental stages of the writing process, making it difficult for me to narrow in on writing about only one of the many things that I am passionate about. The only cure for this highly destructive diagnosis?

I, as well as every other writer who faces such a bump in the road, must remain pragmatic.

It is realistic to believe that, in the world that we live in, there will always be something to talk about. Yet, regardless of the topic of discussion, one may not always have something to say. You write what you know, and, if you think that you know nothing, you write about why.

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15 Winnie The Pooh Quotes That Will Make You Feel Good

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Everyone has their favorite childhood character, or entire show, that makes them feel better when they hear a quote or see a picture of them. Winnie the Pooh will forever be my favorite childhood character! Pooh Bear is even my mom's nickname for me, that's how much I love him! The show and the books were probably the best thing that could have happened in my childhood. They always had good lessons to be learned in each story and episode. When I feel really down or just need a friendly reminder that there is still some good remaining in this crazy thing we call life, I look up a bunch of different quotes from the series and never fail ending up with huge smile on my face! Here are fifteen of my favorite Winnie the Pooh quotes that are sure to make you happy, feel better, and overall feel good inside!

1. "You're braver than you believe, stronger than you seem, smarter than you think, and loved more than you'll ever know."

2. "A friend is one of the nicest things you can have and one of the best things you can be."

3. "How do you spell love? You don't spell it, you feel it."

4. "Life is a journey to be experienced, not a problem to be solved."

5. "If there ever comes a day that we cannot be together, keep me in your heart, I'll stay there forever."

6. "As soon as I saw you, I knew an adventure was going to happen."

7. "How lucky I am to have something that makes saying goodbye so hard."

8. "Any day spent with you is my favorite day. So today is my new favorite day."

9. "If you live to be 100, I want to be 100 minus 1 day so I would never have to live a day without you."

10. "Sometimes the smallest things take up the most room in your heart."

11. "One of the advantages of being disorganized is that one is always having surprising discoveries."

12. "We didn't realize we were making memories, we just knew we were having fun."

13. "Weeds are flowers too, you just have to get to know them."

14. "Some people care too much, I think it's called love."

15. "I think we dream so we don't have to be apart so long. If we're in each other's dreams, we can be together all the time."

There you have it! Fifteen Winnie the Pooh quotes that are sure to bring a smile to your face! I hope they made you just as happy as they make me!

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Did You Know That You Have More Than Just One Zodiac Sign?

You think you're just a Taurus, but oh you're so much more.

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Remember picking up the latest Cosmopolitan and flipping through the pages to see what your monthly horoscope would be? You would read it and think to yourself "wow this is so accurate."

Well, what if I told you that you not only have one sign but a moon sign and a rising sign as well?

The sign that you are most likely familiar with is your sun sign which was the constellation in the sky at the time that you were born and is more or so your identity. You've heard of being a crybaby Cancer or an overconfident Leo, but you are actually more unique than you think you are.

By knowing the exact time, day and location that you were born you can create your own personalized birth chart that reveals a variety of characteristics such as your personality, how you love and even a hint of how you will pass away.

Your moon sign is how you are internally and how you act in a comfortable mindset. Your moon sign determines how you process information, your emotions and also holds your past memories from your childhood.

Your rising sign isn't a planet, but it's the zodiac constellation that was rising on the eastern horizon whenever you were born. But your rising sign is how you present yourself to others. Think of it as your "mask" sign because it's how you look and act towards the world.

Not only do you have those three signs to determine how you are as a person, but you can also thank the other planets such as Venus, Uranus, Mercury, etc. to reveal more sides of your life.

Whatever sign your Mercury is in determines how you communicate, speak to others, think and how you take in new information.

Your sign in Venus lets you know how you love and express your affection toward others, and also lets you know the variety of qualities that you are attracted to.

Your sign in Mars is the planet of aggression, which reveals how you assert yourself, take action and the energy around you. Your sign on this planet helps determine how you are with your sex life, your ambition and when you get upset.

You also have two social planets, Jupiter and Saturn which determines your social life. The Jupiter planet is associated with idealism, positivity, and expansion.

Saturn is associated with how responsible you are, your limits, and your boundaries.

Your sign in Uranus remains the same for seven years, which means that it usually impacts a generation rather than just one single person, same with your sign in Neptune which remains the same for 14 years, and your sign in Pluto which remains the same for 30 years.

There are a lot more details that are involved in your personalized birth chart too, such as the different houses. But that's for a whole other article.

If you want to learn more about astrology, check out Kendall Rae's YouTube video explaining more in-depth about it.

REAL Astrology Explained Simply | How to Read a Birth Chart! YouTube

Also, if you want to create your personalized birth chart, check out Astro Cafe Astrology where you can plug in all the needed information and it will spit it right out for you.

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