Opinions: Hindsight: Stumped

There is always a solution


This is the Opinions portion of the EHS-hub calendar. Like my ideas and thoughts, my area on the board is blank.

Natalie Hinds, Opinions editor

I am stuck. Stalled. Blocked. Stumped.

I cannot write a decent column as of the past two weeks. Why??? I have never been so frustrated let me tell you.

CNN.com is my go to place for stories that catch my eye, and once I find a good story, I can write an opinionated column based on the story.

I can’t find anything I care enough about to write a column on; yet I found the willpower to write this one.

I contain a decent amount of perseverance, okay. I somewhat got my act together and brewed  up a solution to my problem: this column.  I’m writing about the terrible, terrible thing called writer’s block.

Writer’s block is a killer. There is nothing more frustrating than being a writer and not having anything to write about. It’s like a fish trying to walk on land. Not natural.

As of right now, this is all I’ve got, people.

We all have points in our lives where we are stumped.

We all know how it feels when we can’t do our math homework, fix our laptop or write a paper for Language Arts. We’re just at a standstill.

And I know, it is not fun.

In the end, the only thing I can do is to strive on.

Can’t do my math homework? I’ll watch a YouTube tutorial on how to do the Pythagorean theorem. Can’t fix my laptop? I will find someone who can or take it to a tech repair shop of some type. Can’t write my language arts paper? I’ll do some research, find some inspiration and write that puppy!

In this utterly dreadful case of writer’s block, I’ve learned that there’s almost always something that I can do in order to better a situation.

And even though writer’s block isn’t something I can fix easily, this column is proof that there was something I could do.