When you sit down to write, it's a powerful thing. You are the only you, you know. That's amazing in both the most simple and most complicated ways possible. When you think about the fact that there is no one else who does what you do, who lives this life of yours, who feels all of the things you do- it will become glaringly obvious that anything you put on that paper or onto that screen will be worthwhile. You are the only you who woke up this morning with these thoughts in your head, who drove to work listening to this or to that, who stopped at stoplights wondering about what you wonder. You went through your day like no one else, you spent your time only as you can. These hours and minutes are your story- the little pieces that make up the big ones of your beautiful, beautiful life.
So many times that cursor is blinking and you feel blank, I know. I feel that too. I often convince myself that there is nothing else to really say. It's all been said before; it's all been said better. What's the points and why even bothers float up and into your orbit and sit there, trapped under some hazy cloud that makes everything seem futile. Yeah, I'm right there with you.
Remember that your story is your story. To have the guts to take your life and write it out, to dissect the seemingly simple things in your day and splay them out there and examine them piece by piece, the whys and hows getting clearer the more you look, that is brave. No one has said what you have to say, because no one has lived this life of yours. No one has seen things the way you see them. So when you feel like your brain is empty or you feel like you don't have anything to contribute, remember that yes, yes you do.
Share from that authentic part of you, the stuff inside that might take a few layers to peel back. Get in there. Start simple and once you start you'll see more often than not, the simple stuff is the most beautiful. And just write. And write. And write. Tell your story like no one else can. Because (really and truly) no one can.