Hi everybody, I'm new to this website, and I'm mainly in this area due to myself lacking inspiration on lyricism. Usually when it comes down to it, I can write verses perfectly well, but when it comes down to helping another person with their verse, it usually comes out better than my own. I know it's mainly due to the whole "two heads are better than one" thing, but I had pretty much done my friend's whole second verse and I felt it stronger than my own verse which bothers me. Usually I'm all about myself, I just focus on what I'm doing, and don't care about what the next guy is doing, but now that I'm out of my shell a little bit, I've noticed that I need help. Now just a year ago, I was nothing, a year later I'm small time starting in the game. I've only got a year worth of experience in emceeing, but I've grown a lot yet I'm lacking inspiration. I've even forgotten why I even started in the first place, I'm always trapped and I know I need to get out, but somehow I'm afraid to go out in the crazy world after seeing what I've seen. Yet I can't seem to make songs like those anymore, reflecting back on my feelings. I can't even make dope lyrics, all my lyrics are dull to me despite being great to someone else. Is it just me being a my worst critic or is it truly because I'm lacking what I used to have? I want to know what I can do with myself because sometimes I'm just so lost in my own world, creating melodies, and etc that I haven't noticed that I'm worsening bit by bit. I started off as a song-writer and went to freestyling, could the transition be the reason why I'm not such a lyricist anymore? I went from complexities, to simple lyrics. I've always wanted simple, but metaphorical and heavy words, but yeah. Overall, I'm lacking inspiration, motivation, can someone help me open my eyes?