Oh wait, that’s already been written about.
Can you write about the same thing over and over?
We’re redoing our kitchen. We’re making huge progress. Yes, it’s time consuming. Yes, it’s a lot of work. No, it’s not done. But we’ve come so far.
Celebrate Progress. Celebrate the Small Wins. Celebrate Each Step.
I’m all about celebrating. It doesn’t always mean champagne and fireworks, but even just to Stop. Exhale. Celebrate progress. See, I already wrote about it. Because it’s so ridiculously important that I can’t get enough of it. I think it’s actually one of the most important elements of a Happy Life. Did I just write that? See? We learn every time. Even if we write about the same topic that we’ve written about before–not even that long ago. But each time we might uncover a new element, a different perspective or just the slightest tidbit that resonates with someone new, someone different who might not have seen it the first time around.
The river keeps flowing, but if you go again and stand on its shore tomorrow, there is not a single drop of water that is the same as yesterday.
Ooh, I just wrote that. See how this works? Are you catching on? Are you becoming OK with the idea that writing about important topics over and over is not only acceptable but encouraged?
Are love stories no longer acceptable because they’ve already been written about? Of course not. The same goes with any topic. The new take on the topic is yours and not just yours but yours of that day–which is very probably different that your perspective on the topic the last time you wrote about it.
So go for it. I even challenge you to try to write the same thing (no peeking!). See what happens. Try to be the same person you were the last time you wrote about the same topic. My bet is that you’ve progressed and that, gasp, you learned the first time around by writing about it and now you’re more knowledgable and can write something even more important about the same exact topic.
Topics are limited. Perspectives are not. What’s your take?