A year without writing.

Jay Mavani
3 min readMay 8, 2023

Reflecting on why I don’t write as much as I used to.

It’s been a year since I last wrote anything.

This might not seem like a long time to some people, but for me, it’s been a big deal. I used to write all the time, especially for my blog.

But over the last few years, I’ve found myself writing less and less. Today, I want to reflect on why that is and what it means for me.

One reason why I don’t write as much as I used to is simply that I don’t feel like it. Writing used to come naturally to me, but now it feels like a chore. I don’t enjoy it as much as I used to, and I don’t find it as fulfilling.

Maybe it’s because I’ve been doing it for so long, or maybe it’s because I’ve found other things that interest me more.

Another reason why I don’t write as much as I used to is that I’m busier than ever. Between work and other commitments, I just don’t have as much time to devote to writing. When I do have free time, I’d rather spend it doing something else.

But perhaps the biggest reason why I don’t write as much as I used to is that I’m not as motivated as I used to be. When I was younger, I had a lot of ambition and drive.

I wanted to make a name for myself and achieve great things.

But as I’ve gotten older, I’ve realized that those things aren’t as important to me as they used to be.

I still have goals and aspirations, but they’re different now. And as a result, I don’t feel as motivated to write as I used to.

So what does this all mean for me? Well, for one thing, it means that I need to be okay with not writing as much as I used to. I can’t force myself to do something that doesn’t bring me joy.

But it also means that I need to find other ways to express myself and stay creative. Just being creative at work clearly isn’t enough. Maybe that means taking up a new hobby or learning a new skill.

Or maybe it means finding a different outlet for my creativity, such as photography or music.

In the end, I’ve come to realize that it’s okay if I don’t write as much as I used to. Life is full of twists and turns, and our interests and priorities can change over time.

But that doesn’t mean we can’t still find ways to stay creative and express ourselves. So here’s to finding new paths and exploring new avenues, wherever they may lead us.

Or at least that’s what I’m telling myself see.

Legend has it that once upon a time, Jay was a creative-director with an inquisitive mind, positioned somewhere between a strategist and a designer.

After immersing himself in the world of marketing + advertising for numerous years, he now returns to the core of his creative odyssey — graphic design, visual arts, and creative writing.

From always trying something new to occasionally making photos “speak”, he’s known to express his passion for problem-solving, creativity, philosophy and humour by playing with various canvases.

To know more about Jay, you can follow him on Twitter, Medium and LinkedIn.

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Jay Mavani

Jay Mavani (aka jaymavs) loves to express his passion for problem-solving, creativity, philosophy and humour by playing with various canvases.