When Writer’s Block Strikes

Posted By on November 4, 2014

I have been super productive tonight. I marinated and made my chicken for my dinner this week. I did three loads of laundry. I cleaned the litter box. I took out the trash. I voted.


What I didn’t do was come up with something to write about. So I decided to look in my drafts folder and see if there was anything interesting in there. Oddly, I have 14 drafts in there. Most of them are a title and nothing else, probably reminding myself to write about a certain thing. That clearly worked well since most of them are at least 4 years old.

This one is from 2008. I have no idea where these questions came from, but they were here and, gum dammit, I’m gonna answer them.

1. What did you do 10 years ago

I turned 37 this year in September. This was a really hard age for me. I feel old. Know what makes me feel old? Thinking about 10 years ago and it was 2004! To me, 10 years ago should be the 90s and I should have been in college or high school. Ten years ago should not have been my sixth NFL football season with the 49ers. That’s what I did 10 years ago. I was Publications Manager for the San Francisco 49ers. I HATED my job and my life. I had started going to therapy and taking anti-depressants because I finally realized I was depressed. I was just a few short months away from losing my job (yay!) and moving back home to Chicago to live with my brother and sister-in-law and a three year old Noah.

Huh. Wow. 10 years ago was kind of a big time in my life.

2. Five items on my to-do list today

Vote, do laundry, make chicken for dinner for the week, clean the litter box, WRITE A BLOG POST.

3. Snacks I enjoy

So ever since I started eating low-carb/Paleo-ish, I don’t snack a lot. If I really eat veggies and protein for my meals, I’m usually good and satisfied until the next meal. On the rare occasion that I do need a snack, I usually choose almonds. I’m also really loving this popcorn and can eat way too much of it in one sitting. Cheese is also good, too. Or hummus. Guacamole and chips. If calories don’t matter, then I would choose either Cheetos, Starburst or some kind of gummi fruit snack

4. What would I do if I were a billionaire?

Well, I’d be really boring and pay off all my debt. HOORAY! Then I would sell my house and move to Canada. I’d use most of the money to help out my friends and family, since once I move to Canada, she’s letting me live in her basement. Oh, and give to charity.

5. Places I would live

Well, the previous question seemed to answer that:

  • Toronto, Canada
  • Charleston, SC
  • San Diego, CA
  • Nashville, TN
  • Portland, OR or another part of the Pacific Northwest

How about you? Where would you live? What were you doing 10 years ago? Did you vote today?

About the author

Kristabella, who also answers to “Hey! Drunk Girl!”, is a reformed band geek with an amazing ability to drink most people under the table. You can read her inane ramblings here, where she talks about her exciting life as a spinster with two cats and a fascination for Bacon.


4 Responses to “When Writer’s Block Strikes”

  1. Shannon says:

    I’d love to live in England. I took a trip there, hit up a few different spots and felt more at home in all of them than I ever have anywhere else.
    10years ago I was in my first year of university. I was loving being on my own but realised I had no desire to actually become a teacher so I dropped out after one semester and moved back home. That didn’t last long though, moved back out again the following September.
    And I’m Canadian, so no voting for me today. But I am so glad that you are blogging again!

  2. april says:

    Ooh, I think I might do this meme for tomorrow’s post! (somehow I’m working a day ahead, which is probably a good thing).

    I had to make myself a note for work of what year you’d have to have been born to be 18, and it was 1996. 1996!! Man, oldness creeps up on you.
    april´s last blog post ..Time change issues and Halloween documentation

  3. Sarah says:

    Definitely stealing these questions for my own post.

    As for 10 years ago, I was, well, really just so dumb. Getting older sucks, but oh man, I’d never go back.

  4. alimartell says:

    alimartell´s last blog post ..Frutta A Guscio