5 Reasons Why I Write

5 Reasons Why I Write

Writing is more than just words.

From the moment I knew how to write, I fell in love with it. It is an outlet that lets you go in so many directions and offers countless ways to express yourself. For me, writing has always been my go-to distraction from everything. If you need a reason to keep writing maybe you can find that within my 5 reasons that I write.

1. To Learn

When I write I try to always cover a topic that may require some research to be done. If you're like me and you always want to learn something new this is a great way to do just that. If you find a topic interesting enough to write about but you're not that familiar with, just do some googling. Even a bit of light research goes a long way and you hold on to that new information for a lot longer than you'd imagine because you now have a story to connect it to.

2. To Create

I have always had an unquenchable desire to create. I have tried every platform of art I could think of and the only one that can satisfy my creativity is writing. I think this is because when someone writes, they can do so much more than just spew words. When I see a painting, I no longer think "wow, that is incredible." I am able to use describe the painting in words that are able to express what I feel when I look at it rather than only expressing my admiration for it. Use your writing to create paintings with words.

3. To Appreciate

This also falls into number 2 but I still believe it is important enough to mention on its own. Personally, when I talk I can barely muster up the correct words to attempt to convey what I am truly feeling. With writing, my mind opens up to an entirely new dialogue that allows me to process emotions and compose them in a way that makes sense to me. Writing is a way to learn appreciation to the world around us because sometimes, when you take a step back and focus on the details, you can see more than you have before.

4. To Share

I write to share. I write to share my thoughts, emotions, and ideas. I write to share a piece of me that not everyone can see during a quick conversation. I write to share what is good and bad in the world. I write to share something that I feel is important enough to be talked about. I write to start a conversation.

5. To Realize Who You Are

By writing, you learn so much more than just sentence structures and proper punctuation. It opens a door that gives you an insight into who you really are as a person. Writing goes beyond more than just what you put down on a paper. It lets you see yourself without any filter. It lets you see what you care most about. It lets you see cope with success and failure and how to overcome writer's block. Writing is one of the easiest and hardest forms of art you can do because the only backbone it is relying on is your own.

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A comprehensive do-it-yourself guide to being the girl every guy wants.

1. Smile all the time.

Guys want to be with girls who are always happy. Men get severely uncomfortable when all the women around them are not Cheshire cat level elated all the fucking time. Why are you mad? Why do you look so pissed? Are you defective? Autopilot your brain to borderline creepy giddiness before men get the idea that you might actually be capable of a full range of human emotion.

2. Be smart.

Men want women to be smart, but never smarter than them. Don’t know or say anything too much about anything specifically – except sports.

3. Eat like a man, look like a lady.

How many burgers can you fit in your mouth at once? Better, even, how many hotdogs? Have the appetite of a grizzly bear, but eat like a cute tiny rabbit, or Kate Upton faking an orgasm. Oh, and never, ever get above a size 4.

4. Play video games.

No guy can resist a girl who loves to play video games (in her underwear). Fifa, 2K, Smash, Kart – know them all. If you can’t at least beat his worst friend at his favorite game, you’re not a keeper.

5. Love beer.

If you can’t throw ‘em back like one of the guys, you’re not wifey. Yeah, that Norwegian IPA no one's ever fucking heard of? You got it. Bud Light? Sure. Fat Tire? You love that shit. Feel free to let out that beer burp while you’re at it, but the burp you’d imagine a Japanese dwarf squirrel would let out after eating rainbows. Oh, and don’t forget, size 4.

6. Be a freak, but also a nun.

We all know that lyric (thank you, Ludacris, so much). Hit those yoga poses hard because he wants you to bust that shit out like you’ve done it before. But you haven’t … right? Have you?!

7. Keep him on his toes.

No man wants a woman who is predictable and boring. Challenge him. Keep him intrigued. Drop an F bomb every now and then. Learn a foreign language in your spare time so that you might give the illusion of being exotic in bed (Slavic languages sound super sexy). Induce yourself into an epileptic seizure. Whatever it takes to keep it interesting.

8. Have quirks.

Ah, quirks. The things that make people unique. The things that make people, people. You must have at least three of these but no more than five. Think relatable Stepford Wife.

9. Be hot.

This is potentially the most important, and luckily I don’t need to tell you how this works. Look at anything. Anywhere. That ever existed.

10. Never, ever get mad.

The worst thing you can do as a woman is challenge a man’s authority. Don’t talk back. Don’t think. Don’t have expectations. Sit. Roll over. Hold the bark.


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This is it early 2000's babies, a compilation finally made for you. This list is loaded with things that will make you swoon with nostalgia.

1. Not being accepted by the late 90's kids.


Contrary to what one may think, late 90's and early 00's kids had the same childhood, but whenever a 00's kid says they remember something on an "only 90's kids will understand" post they are ridiculed.

2. Fortune tellers.


Every day in elementary school you would whip one of these bad boys out of your desk, and proceed to tell all of your classmates what lifestyle they were going to live and who they were going to marry.



You could never read this book past 8 o'clock at night out of fear that your beloved pet rabbit would come after you.

4. Silly bands.


You vividly remember begging your parents to buy you $10 worth of cheap rubber bands that vaguely resembles the shape of an everyday object.

5. Parachutes.


The joy and excitement that washed over you whenever you saw the gym teacher pull out the huge rainbow parachute. The adrenaline that pumped through your veins whenever your gym teacher tells you the pull the chute under you and sit to make a huge "fort".

6. Putty Erasers


You always bought one whenever there was a school store.

7. iPod shuffle.


The smallest, least technological iPpd apple has made, made you the coolest kid at the bus stop.

8. "Education Connection"

You knew EVERY wood to the "Education Connection" commercials. Every. Single.Word.

9. " The Naked Brothers Band"


The "Naked Brothers Band" had a short run on Nickelodeon and wrote some absolute bangers including, "Crazy Car' and "I Don't Wanna Go To School"

10. Dance Dance Revolution


This one video game caused so many sibling, friend, and parent rivalries. This is also where you learned all of your super sick dance moves.

11. Tamagotchi


Going to school with fear of your Tamagotchi dying while you were away was your biggest worry.

12. Gym Scooters


You, or somebody you know most likely broke or jammed their finger on one of these bad boys, but it was worth it.

13. Scholastic book fairs


Begging your parents for money to buy a new book, and then actually spending it on pens, pencils, erasers, and posters.



Who knew that putting yogurt in a plastic tube made it taste so much better?

15. Slap Bracelets


Your school probably banned these for being "too dangerous".

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