Ever since I was in 8th grade I have been writing. Whether it was poetry or short fiction I always had a story to share. Some teachers have even said it started earlier than that. Many people have asked me why I write, and it's truly not something I can describe in verbal wording. So, I'm going to try and answer their question now. I'm going to try and tell you why sharing stories with others is such a huge part of my life.
My mind is always in a million different places. And writing allows me to focus on one part of that. Not necessarily one thought, but a group of them that all connect together. Getting your thoughts out is so much better than letting them sit where they cannot be expressed and help you grow. And writing gives me that outlet.
Writing serves as a healing process. Whether it be emotionally, spiritually, or physically my writing has always helped me heal. From nights of tear filled words to nights of simple reflection on scripture, it can help me gain a sense of control in the situation.
But most of all, writing helps me be, well, me. Writing has become such a huge part of my life that I can't seem to go a day without doing it. And when I do, it's not a good day. I've had weeks where I couldn't write because I simply didn't have the time, and I felt awful. Physically, spiritually, and emotionally I was dead. I had no energy, I had no motivation. I had nothing. And then I started writing again, and I felt so much better.
Whether it be art, music, or literature people have their escapes. It can truly be anything that just settles you down and makes you feel at peace. For me, it's forming words and expressing thoughts, feelings and ideas that brings me peace. Being able to be me, in a way that is safe, it's the best feeling in the world.