Blogger’s Block, Feeling Flat

In the last couple of days, I’ve sat down to blog a couple of times, with no success. I haven’t been able to come up with a single meaningful thing to write.

This is rare for me — especially after a couple of weeks in which I felt like I could sit and write for 18 hours a day (if only I would have had the time). I also find this case of “Blogger’s Block” somewhat discouraging, as I’ve come to really appreciate the way that blogging stimulates my emotional processing of our family’s move to Ohio. I’ve even come to consider these periodic posts to be something of a spiritual discipline. But I just haven’t been able to bring myself to do it over the last couple of days.

I could pretend that I’ve just been so busy with arranging logistics for communications and transportation and all that kind of stuff: so busy that I haven’t had time to write — but the real reason is that I’m just feeling flat. Emotionally empty. As far as I can tell, it’s not repressed grief or discouragement or anything along those lines. It’s just nothingness.

I’m hoping that it’s not a permanent condition, now that I’m living in the United States. In any event, as boring and meaningless as my current emotional state seems to be, I’m cataloguing it here. I my be feeling flat. But at least it’s a disciplined and observed flatness.

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