Writing for Paste this week was more pretty even kill. My hands and mind worked overtime to crank out content this week. But I still felt stifled by the subjects I was tackling,. While still a task, writing each article made me fill a sense of pride as my turnaround was better than usual. with so much personal strife going outside of Paste. It was a relief to have a place where I could write without interference. The more content I churned out the more I felt like a legit writer for a prestigious publication. Of course, there were the usual rookie writer snafus I had to navigate, but other than that I felt accomplished for the first time in a while. Along with writing, bonding was on the docket as well. My fellow interns and I traded stories and gossip back and forth about the latest news. A weird twist happened by weeks end as I was cited in a Wikipedia article.
This week, I suffered from a treacherous double whammy this week – lack of motivation and boredom. My “laziness” impacted me in a variety of ways – spiritually, mentally, emotionally and physically. I had to push my self throughout the week to write – whether it be assignments, the internship or my personal projects. I did manage to push through my mental exhaustion, but my mind felt like a dial-up modem waiting for the information to filter from my brain to my fingertips. On top of the fact, I felt myself wanting to be more political with my news coverage. I knew it was a little outside of my comfort zone, but I’m an Aquarian who gets bored easily. I needed a good shakeup.I feel like my personal struggled are starting to affect my professional fortitude, and I will not let this continue. I vow that this coming week I will shake whatever has come over me and push for better material to cover. I have to for the sake of my writing and sanity.