Well, I finally got my homework done. And it’s kind of funny to have homework at this point, but I do. And it’s done. So yay.
For anyone who might have missed it, I’m taking a comedy writing class. I finished the first one, and rolled straight into the second. And so far, it’s been fun and interesting.
This week, it was challenging.
I had ideas, but I didn’t like any of them. Nothing really felt right, everything felt kind of off. It was a struggle to sit down and write the thing, and only the deadline looming finally got me going.
Well, that and a different, forgotten idea that I decided to re-purpose. Turned out that it was the right purpose for it all along.
We have comfort zones because they’re, well, comforting. But as a friend reminded me, the whole reason for taking a writing class is to shed the sweatpants, get out from under the fuzzy blanket, and try something different. I’m paraphrasing, but you get the idea.
Does it always feel great when that blast of cold air hits your cozily-warmed skin? Why no, no it doesn’t. But pushing through that discomfort gets you to a new place and a different perspective.
I’m still glad I decided to venture out and try something I haven’t done before, even after an assignment that was a bit of a struggle. I’m allowing other parts of my brain to stretch their legs, and that’s good for both of us. All of us. Whichever.
Then again, there’s always next week. Hmm.
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