Hemingway once said, if you have a blank paper in front of you and you struggle to write anything, “just write one true sentence.” Just one true statement. And then it will flow naturally.
“I feel very sad today” is my sentence.
Today I feel sad because it is raining heavily and I haven’t seen the sun for a few days. The sky is depressingly grey.
I feel sad because I was not invited to an interview for a job I thought I was fully qualified for. I spent hours on my cover letter and video resume. Years looking for a dream job.
I feel sad because the coffee did not taste good, and it did not wake me up. I look like a sloth, pushing myself to do something for the whole day.
I feel sad because I called the post office, and they still have zero information about my package which has been in transit for a month and 2 days precisely.
I feel sad because I finished watching the drama series Legend of the Blue Sea and I will never live this story with these characters again.
I feel sad because I tried to exercise today and had to switch from intermediate level core workout to a beginner one, and I was still out of breath. Out of shape.
I feel sad because, just because it is one of those days when you want to stay in bed and let the world wait.
And I thought I would not be able to write anything today. Everything starts with one true statement. It is so true.