I have topics, I have ideas that I truly want to discuss but this time, I am what every writer fears- simply, blank.

But it’s all okay because being blank doesn’t necessarily mean you have lost all of your creative juices. (And if indeed you have, then all you have to do is check out my beloved Pinterest.) Drawing a blank means you’re part human. (Or whole human. I’ve never actually met any of my fan club so I am not sure what you are…)

I feel this pressure (it’s called a deadline) to write something absolutely profound but I got nothin’! Except to accept that I am currently lacking in the articulate word department and profound is just not going to happen.

However, I don’t know if I have ever written anything profound so why do I expect it in a blog of all things? (I mean no offense to bloggers, I kind of am one, and a blank one at that.) I just mean if I am going to say something profound I want it to be profitable. Or life-changing. You know, those kind of small expectations.

So, I am putting my pencil down tonight and hope that the words return to their rightful owner sometime in the near future. And… I managed to write an entire blog on being blank…Just think what my blog will look like when it’s profound!

About the Author

Tara Richardson is a Peer Support Specialist at Ontario Shores Centre for Mental Health Sciences in Whitby, Ontario. Her own personal journey through mental illness has led her to be a passionate and dedicated advocate for mental health recovery. Tara is an aspiring author who is in the (long) process of writing and editing her memoir compiled from journal entries beginning at age 11. Tara has a B.A. in Psychology, a diploma in Social Service Work, and a certificate in Cognitive Behavior Therapy. Tara can be contacted at: tara_richardson913@hotmail.com Non-creepy fan mail gladly welcomed.