Writing has always been a huge part of my life. I cannot remember a day that I didn’t write something.
Before I could even read, I would make up little stories and try to write them down the best I could. I would ask my mom to write down what I said because the thought of my words being on paper was so majestic to me.
Being able to share my thoughts and give a voice to those that don’t have one is something that will never cease to amaze me.
I don’t necessarily consider myself a good writer...I’m not sure any writer does, no matter how accomplished they are. It seems self-deprecation is required for a writer to be successful.
Even though that is the case, there are still so many who don’t write because they don’t think they’re good enough. We don’t place enough of an emphasis on English on children when they’re in school, and because of this, they often don’t understand the importance of having writing skills.
We tell people that anyone can read, even that everyone should read, but we say that only the talented should write.
That is not the case.
Everyone should write. Everyone deserves to have their voice heard, and sometimes the best way to do that is in the written form.
If you don’t think that you are good at writing, you should still write...there is no talent requirement.
Not everyone takes up a hobby and automatically has talent in that area. You have to practice. You do not have to be good at something from the beginning. It takes time.
I know it can be frustrating when you feel like your writing isn’t good enough, but it is good enough.
Your voice matters. Your voice deserves to be heard. Writing may be the best way to do it.
It doesn’t matter if you feel like you’re not good at it. Your writing will affect someone, even if that person is just you.
Writing is a form of expression and there is no wrong way to express yourself as long as you are doing it peacefully, and writing is one of the most peaceful forms of expression.
If you are feeling angered and don’t feel like your voice is being heard, write.
If you don’t like writing, just try it out. You may be surprised at how satisfying it truly is.