There will always be something else to do, something easier. Another item on your to-do list, another social event to attend, another friend wanting to meet for coffee, another parent-teacher conference, another opportunity to take a class on writing, another podcast to listen to, another book to read, another something to learn.
You can convince yourself that you MUST do those things, participate in those activities, but sometimes— often, even— aren’t you really just turning to the outside world so that you don’t have to turn inward? So that you don’t have to make yourself vulnerable and write that book, that essay, that short story, that pitch?
There will always be something else to do, something easier.
Writing will always be the harder option.
Will you choose it again today?