Writer’s Block…

Inspiration, where art thou hiding?

Guys… I’m suffering from a severe case of writers block right about now. It could be that I am anxious about what the next few months hold, since I’ll be away from home working on my dissertation. It might also be that my current schedule has been making it hard to find the time to write. Or, let’s be honest: it may just be plain ol’ laziness.

It’s not that I don’t have things to write about… I guess I’ve just been lacking a little inspiration to get it all expressed in written form. I normally listen to podcasts that get me excited about certain topics (here and here are two of my favorites). I also like to read articles and essays that discuss growth and self-discovery – especially when they are written by people who have found it within themselves to share their views on life and all its intricacies. And, there’s my favorite movie of all time, Before Sunset, which always reminds me of the complexities of love, of living, and of sharing your deepest thoughts with people who bring out meaningful conversations. *Maybe I should write about that someday… 

But, like I said, I’ve hit a wall. I’m looking for some inspiration… and I’d love to hear what others have done to find it! Are there any books or pieces you’ve read recently that have inspired you? Any movies that have made you think about our fragility – or our resilience – as humans? Any podcasts or music worth listening to that give you a distinct perspective? Even better, is there anything you would like to read about here?

In the meantime, I’ll be watching Celine and Jesse wander the streets of Paris, talking about everything and nothing all at once… 💕


Author: Yona María

Yona is a native Puerto Rican who splits her time between Puerto Rico and whatever U.S. city she currently calls home. She's now finishing up her PhD in public health and social media research. She loves writing about a little bit of everything and sharing her thoughts on life.

5 thoughts on “Writer’s Block…”

  1. A mi me inspira la productividad colectiva. Coordino con mis colegas para encontrarnos en una cafetería agradable y aunque pase un día completo en un párrafo o hasta en una oración; me siento mejor.

    …O me doy unos días de vacaciones enfocada en mis clases de ballet y/o tenis 😀 que me refrescan tanto la mente.

    Pero al final y hasta desafortunadamente creo que lo más que me motiva son las fechas límites. Me propongo fechas límites y hasta me intimido pensando que si no cumplo con la tarea asignada para la fecha indicada no terminaré nunca.

    Buena suerte! …a veces hay que aprovechar los “writer’s block” o como yo le llamo: “lazy island fever”

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    1. Sí! Este fin de semana voy a hacer eso – despejar la mente un poco. Ya mismo comienzo a reclutar para mi estudio de disertación y necesito estar enfocada. Luego me voy para Inglaterra a un programa de verano en Oxford y de vacas a Grecia! Creo que voy a escribir sobre ello cuando ande por allá… y empezando a pensar en otro post sobre el doctorado.

      Espero que todo ande bien! Ya terminaste??


      1. Uhh, ese itinerario se ve bien!

        Acabo de defender. Ahora dándome contra las paredes tratando de publicar/terminar los capítulos. Tengo hasta julio para entregar tesis.

        Tengo un capítulo en revisión con una revista desde julio de 2017!!! y con sólo una ronda de revisiones 😦 Me sale una cana diaria al respecto. Pero me voy de vacaciones por una semana el miércoles, me conseguí un part time (asistente de investigación) jugando con soil cores de Alaska y sigo consiente que todo estará bien! jaja

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    1. Felicidades por ese logro, Dra. Castro! Y entiendo lo del paper… tuve uno bajo revisiones por seis meses, para que me lo rechazaran… por lo menos ya tiene hogar y sale el mes que viene. Éxito con este capítulo!

      Disfruta de las vacas – y cuando regrese, mira a ver si este listserv te es de utilidad mientras sigues en la búsqueda: https://www.academickeys.com/all/subscribe.php


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