There are a number of things that can plague a writer.
Or anyone, really. Regardless of their pursuit.
Like: Ideas. Having enough of them. Weeding through them to narrow down the “right” one. Inspiration. Creativity.
Motivation. The will to work. Drive. Ambition?
Similarly, probably: the pull of being “responsible” and earning a basic income to stay alive. Or: The hot cut of criticism or, worse yet, the deafening white noise of nothingness and not feeling “special.”
Writer’s block. Not knowing what to say, or how to say it, to the point that you feel as though you can’t say anything at all.
My biggest struggle isn’t any of those.
Mine, it’s “thinking”
You have probably accepted at least a few job offers by this point in your career, but how often have you negotiated for a higher salary before taking the job? If your answer is “not often” or “never,” you’re not alone. Negotiating is tricky, and how much difference can that extra few thousand dollars make, anyway?
Aging has always been considered an inevitable process. But the discovery that the aging process itself could be ‘hacked’ has led to the concept of ‘health span’ as opposed to merely ‘lifespan’. A long life is not necessarily marred by disability and death and specific dietary interventions in particular may promote healthy long life.