Why Do I Write?

Why Do I Write?

Is there one clear cut reason for what we do?

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At first glance this can be viewed as three different approaches: I have run out of ideas, I am getting lazy or I am trying to convince people about the glories of writing. How many people guessed none of the above? Whenever I write an article there is never one clear cut reason for choosing a topic or a side I initially want to focus on.

My articles are different each time and I look for a way to keep these ideas fresh but also different. My life has changed and something that many people might not know about me is that I used to despise writing. I struggled with getting my ideas on paper, wording them in a specific way and staying on topic. To think that was how I felt four years ago still leaves me in disbelief.

What changed? What flipped the switch that made me love writing? I saw writing as a way to express myself. Not through poetry, music or even through videos, I aimed to make each story I wrote just exactly that: a story. A way to tell people about a certain point in life and how it can get better or how it can be overcome. I wanted to provide advice and ideas to people just like people had done for me.

I always loved writing narrative essays and always found ways to create stories that could be fun and make people smile. Looking back on that experience I realized I wanted to take my talent of making people laugh or smile and create a serious approach. My emotions run wild sometimes and writing has allowed me not only to keep them in check but to also find a way to discuss something important to me.

I used to think that because I was experiencing something that nobody else would understand me but I was wrong. Everyone has dealt with heartbreak, disappointment, rejection and moments they don't want to discuss. This inspired me to become someone who is not afraid to reflect on what has happened in their life. Growing up I was afraid that what I did would be viewed as different and I would be an outsider. I can look at that idea now and embrace my differences and ideas. It takes confidence and courage to discuss things personal and important to you and you should not let others get in the way of what you want to do.

When I write I can say things I might be afraid to say among others. That does not necessarily mean I can say goofy things or make up a language, it does mean that I can create an idea with my words that I was unsure about at a different time. Writing gave me confidence and it allowed me to focus on situations I was unsure of how to handle. Writing let me figure out who I was and who I wanted to be. It helped me figure out my life. It allowed me to create a purpose for others and grow along with that purpose.

There is no specific reason I choose to write or why I move from articles about sports to articles about heartbreak. I write because I want to be a voice people can look to and someone who can tell the stories some people may not want to tell. People write about events and how they overcome them and that's what I want to focus on. Maybe that is the reason I write so I can say things that other people were afraid to say. Everyone has a story and whether we know it or not it could be similar to our story as well.

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15 Winnie The Pooh Quotes That Will Make You Feel Good

A sure-fire way to put a smile onto your face!
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Everyone has their favorite childhood character, or entire show, that makes them feel better when they hear a quote or see a picture of them. Winnie the Pooh will forever be my favorite childhood character! Pooh Bear is even my mom's nickname for me, that's how much I love him! The show and the books were probably the best thing that could have happened in my childhood. They always had good lessons to be learned in each story and episode. When I feel really down or just need a friendly reminder that there is still some good remaining in this crazy thing we call life, I look up a bunch of different quotes from the series and never fail ending up with huge smile on my face! Here are fifteen of my favorite Winnie the Pooh quotes that are sure to make you happy, feel better, and overall feel good inside!

1. "You're braver than you believe, stronger than you seem, smarter than you think, and loved more than you'll ever know."

2. "A friend is one of the nicest things you can have and one of the best things you can be."

3. "How do you spell love? You don't spell it, you feel it."

4. "Life is a journey to be experienced, not a problem to be solved."

5. "If there ever comes a day that we cannot be together, keep me in your heart, I'll stay there forever."

6. "As soon as I saw you, I knew an adventure was going to happen."

7. "How lucky I am to have something that makes saying goodbye so hard."

8. "Any day spent with you is my favorite day. So today is my new favorite day."

9. "If you live to be 100, I want to be 100 minus 1 day so I would never have to live a day without you."

10. "Sometimes the smallest things take up the most room in your heart."

11. "One of the advantages of being disorganized is that one is always having surprising discoveries."

12. "We didn't realize we were making memories, we just knew we were having fun."

13. "Weeds are flowers too, you just have to get to know them."

14. "Some people care too much, I think it's called love."

15. "I think we dream so we don't have to be apart so long. If we're in each other's dreams, we can be together all the time."

There you have it! Fifteen Winnie the Pooh quotes that are sure to bring a smile to your face! I hope they made you just as happy as they make me!

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Yes, I Love Science And Yes, I Love To Write

It is possible to like both!

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I feel like there's this unspoken rule in society that says that if you love science, you're not good at or you don't like writing and vice versa. A lot of the people I have met seem to be like that.

With this being said, I feel like I am the exception to the rule. I love science, I am sort of good at science, and I love writing. People who love science tend to be more analytical and people who love writing tend to be more creative. Well, I'm both analytical and creative.

It's possible to be that way. If life has taught me anything over these past few years, it's that anything is possible. I've gotten A's in both science and English courses. That's not me bragging about my grades because trust me they are nothing to brag about, but it's me showing how 2 separate parts of my brain can be strong.

For me, I fell in love with writing through journaling. It's more of a nonfiction writing style, and it's because I had thoughts that needed to leave my brain at 2 am one morning. I didn't want to send any of my friends a long text message expressing my feelings, so I found a notebook and started writing to my future self. Sure enough, it was therapeutic for me and I fell in love with writing as I journaled more.

Part of the reason why I love writing is because it gives me a place to channel my millions of thoughts onto paper. I'm constantly analyzing and sometimes overthinking things. Basically, since I am over-analytical about a lot of things, writing is my outlet to get these thoughts out of my brain.

Over the course of time, I have found this unspoken and secret beauty to the skill of writing. By far it is one of the most important skills anyone could have, and it's a skill that will always be needed because you need writing to communicate through text messaging, emails, proposals, and the list goes on. I love writing for this very reason.

More so, I love science too. Science is my first passion and with wanting to be a high school teacher, I hope to get young students to love science too. It is one of the coolest things on this planet.

To understand how the world works through science is absolutely mind-blowing. If you take or have taken physics, you know that there is an equation for everything like bouncing a ball while walking. It is the coolest thing in the world.

In middle school, we see a volcano diorama and we see how volcanoes sort of work. That's science, most of us are amazed by it. In college, science is really difficult and tedious, but it's fun. It's fun being challenged and being forced to analyze things in new ways.

Over the winter session, I took physics and thank goodness for my professor because he is a true gem of a person, but he made physics apply to the real world. It's the study of the real world and how things work and interact. It's all math and that's the hard part, but it was fun to see how math actually applies to the real world.

Analyzing and understanding the world through a scientific lens is so cool to me. It's not to everyone, and I respect that, but it's cool to know why clouds form and why certain rocks are lighter than others. It's cool to know why when I dribble a basketball even when I am running, it still comes back to my hands.

Point is, there is science behind everything, and I love learning that. I love analyzing it, just as much as I love writing.

Thus, it is possible to love writing and science. It's not common, but both are so cool and imperative to society in their own ways.

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