Good Afternoon! If you are new to my blog then Welcome! If not than Welcome Back to Things to Write About Thursday’s Week Two! Have you ever wished you had more time in a day? I know I do! I was doing really good, blogging everyday, but then life gets in the way (in a good way) & you end up getting distracted! But soon that will all change! Now onto today’s topic!!
[ which was supposed to be posted two days ago, sorry!]
“Why do you write?”
I have been writing for as long as I can remember. Ever since I was little I remember jotting down rhymes, thinking they were poems and that I was this great poet. I found those notebooks about 10 years ago and let’s just say I was no where near a poet. Half of them didn’t even make sense! lol Even though I swear back then they did, they meant everything to me.
It wasn’t until a few years later (my high school days) that I really got into writing poems. I was writing them for school, myself, my friends & family, even for people I never met but my best friends at the time, considered family to them.
Writing to me has always been a source of release. A way to get all of my fears, heartbreak, angry, happiness, love, lust etc., out of my mind, I was constantly holding back every emotion I ever had afraid to show the world, afraid of judgement. I used writing as my escape. My way of getting it off my chest without having to really explain it.
That’s how it started it out at least. Now I write not only for the escape and sense of release but for the love and passion I have for writing something down and knowing I created that. Whether its a poem or story, but knowing that came from me and nobody else. I love reading & writing reviews, because giving my opinions about products, foods, makeup etc. and having it actually matter to someone means so much to me, like i’m helping someone out that I don’t even know.
If I get it all down on paper, it’s no longer inside of me,
Threatening the life it belongs to
And I feel like I’m naked in front of the crowd
Cause these words are my diary, screaming out loud
And I know that you’ll use them, however you want to
Every time I hear that song, I just think… ‘that’s how I feel about writing‘.
So to all my fellow blogger’s, writer’s, & poet’s answer me this:
Why do you write?