Letting off Steam

Sometimes, when you’re head-full of a project, you get bogged down and, without realising it, bowled over. It happens all the time – one minute you’re powering ahead full-steam! and the next you’re crying into a gin saying ‘I can’t do it, I can’t do it’ until the barman calls you a cab.

Well, ok, maybe it doesn’t go exactly like that, but we paint a pretty picture all the same.

This September, Stanzas went back to college. Or, Jared, Caleb, and Shane, all independently took a dive and returned to the world of institutionalised study groups.

It’s fun. It’s challenging. It’s time-frikin-consuming.

We as a team are used to the more bohemian get-up-when-I-feel-like-it work-what-I-want-to lifestyle. We’ve had a few years of busking, hustling, and make-it-up-as-we’re-going. But there’s only so much you can learn off YouTube before you start to wonder if there’s more you could be doing.

Many of our Stanzonians are either in, starting, or just finished college. And we get it, everyone’s going through the motions: class, break, study, eat, work, sleep, repeat. But on top of all that we’ve also got an event to run, and a festival to plan, and blogs to write. So, we cut ourselves a two week slack. We took some time off to put the time in. We blew some steam in the library. But now it’s back to business. Blogness. Bloginess? Anyway, it’s back to all that.

So just remember, the next time you’re neck deep in a poem, or a story, or even an essay – give it your everything, but if you need to take a few days to let off some steam, do it. There’s no point burning out after the first hurdle.

But always, always, come back to it.

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This blog was written by Shane ‘Cop Out’ Vaughan. If you have something to say and nowhere to say it, why not message us and we’ll put it up here! Get in touch at stanzas.limerick@gmail.com

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Letting off Steam

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